Charities

ODILS Learning Foundation chosen as a select organisation featured in the official History of Parliament Trust Commonwealth at 70 commemorative album

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ODILS Learning Foundation CEO, Cassie Roberts and charity trustee, Lillane Uwlmana were invited to attend the prestigious London event last night (25/06/19). The Commonwealth at 70: From Westminster to the World book launch at Westminster Abbey.

ODILS Learning Foundation has been chosen alongside a small handful of companies and organisations nationwide to profile in the commemorative...

Climbing FIVE highest peaks in five countries in Europe to raise funds for adoption charity

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Local man Ben Knight, has challenged himself to climb the 5 highest peaks to raise vital funds to support children who have experienced developmental trauma and neglect in their early lives.

Kicking off on the 7thJuly, Ben will travel to climb the 5 highest peaks in 5 different countries in Western Europe. The 4 highest peaks in the UK will start with Slieve Donoghue, N Ireland, then...

Charity bake-off and coffee morning

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The Primrose Foundation is an established local breast care charity that exists to provide the best possible care for patients requiring breast care treatment.

We work in partnership with the local NHS towards developing better care pathways and improving experiences for those patients receiving treatment. We support advances in technology, education and research, and help to provide...

Vulnerable women in Plymouth to benefit from Tesco grant

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MORE vulnerable women in Plymouth will receive much-needed support and counselling thanks to funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

Plymouth-based charity Pregnancy Crisis Care helps individuals and couples who experience difficulties during an unexpected pregnancy or after the loss of a baby.

The charity has received £3,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, enabling it...

For the love of Walter: Plymouth to Paris and Beyond

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The parents of a Plymouth boy with muscular dystrophy will cycle to Paris and back for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Dad Ben Johnstone says: “Our son Walter was diagnosed with 'Dystroglycanopathy' a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy in July last year aged 8 months old. This came as a massive shock to me, my wife Montana and our eldest son Sydney.

“At the time we had no idea what this...

Children’s charity helps local child with rare chromosomal condition get a good night’s sleep

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A five-year-old boy from Plymouth and his family have been given the gift of a good night’s sleep thanks to funding for a specialist bed from Children Today Charitable Trust.

Joshua, has a rare chromosomal abnormality, which causes a variety of developmental problems and as a result has no concept of bedtime or understanding of danger.

Due to the condition, Joshua displays...

Plymouth resident with sight loss to take on London Marathon for RNIB

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Jeannine Levers is preparing to don her running shoes for the Virgin Money London Marathon on 28 April in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Jeannine, 49, from Plymouth will run as part of Team RNIB to give something back to the charity which supported her after she was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease.

She has been living with Stargardt’s for the...

My Guide Service helping to change lives for people living with sight loss

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Sight loss affects around 2 million people in the UK, a number which is on the rise. It is estimated that at least 180,000 of these people rarely leave their homes alone and struggle with feelings of isolation and depression.

To change this, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association offer a variety of services, including My Guide. My Guide is a service that Guide Dogs offers whereby a...

Carrie takes to the skies for Trevi House

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Carrie Laws from The Family Law Company put aside her trademark heels and donned a flying suit for an exhilarating fundraising skydive.

The daredevil lawyer jumped from 15,000 feet, so far raising £1250 for residential rehabilitation unit, Trevi House in Plymouth.

Carrie, who undertook the jump with friends Anne Shears and Helen Bull from Nash and Co, said: “Anyone that knows...

Garden centre fundraising helps Dementia Friendly Villages

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The charity team at Otter Garden Centres Plymouth has announced the total raised for its charity of the year 2018.

Over £3,200 pounds was raised for Dementia Friendly Parishes Around the Yealm through raffles, face painting, a visit from woodturners and an animated singing penguin display.

Chair of the charity, Liz Hitchins said: “Everyone at Otter Garden Centres has been...