Charities

South West urged to Give Up Clothes for Good

THIS September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – people in Devon and Cornwall are being called on to clear out their wardrobes to help more children and young people survive cancer.

They are being urged to donate any pre-loved quality clothing, accessories and homeware they no...

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Builders merchant launches campaign in aid of air ambulance trusts

Authored by Devon news

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to launch its latest charity initiative to raise vital funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Devon Air Ambulance.

The builders merchant has pledged to donate 25p to the charities from the sale of every promotional ‘bulk bag’, which are used to carry large quantities of aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone and gravel.

Stephanie Bray,...

NSPCC in Plymouth receives funding boost to help protect children from harm

Authored by Mary

The NSPCC in Plymouth has received a £25,000 donation from retail chain The Range to help the charity still be here for the children, young people and families its workers support.

The service centre in Cattedown has long provided therapeutic support for children who have been sexually abused, and workers have continued to provide support virtually to these young people throughout...

Walk your own way to beat dementia, urges TV presenter Ruth Langsford

Authored by Mary

TV presenter and Alzheimer’s Society supporter Ruth Langsford is urging people across the South West to step out in support of the charity.

The UK’s leading dementia charity is calling on 3,112 people across the region – a combined number that attended last year’s Memory Walks in Bristol, Cheltenham, Plymouth and Bournemouth – to take part in a very different version of its most...

Expanding the Street Factory Kingdom – Plymouth’s force for good obtains official charity status

Authored by Mary

It’s official! Plymouth-based social collective Street Factory is delighted to announce that they have officially become a charity after more than a year of active campaigning to make the Hip Hop dream come true under the name “Street Factory Give Back”.

Street Factory, run by married couple Toby and Jo Gorniak, was set up 14 years ago and has since supported young people via access...

Help Plymouth animal shelter fund TLC for its OAPs

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth animal sanctuary is urgently appealing for help to care for an increasing number of elderly and infirmed animals.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust at Elfordleigh, Plympton, is one of the few charities in the South West to provide a forever home to animals with age or health issues.

But at a time when funding has plummeted during the Covid-19 outbreak, the cost of...

Jackie’s South West Coastal Trek against Domestic Abuse

Authored by News Desk

Dr Jackie Lighten is setting off on Thursday 16th July for a 150+ mile hike from Westward Ho! to St. Ives to raise awareness of domestic abuse and crucial funds for First Light.

‘’I am from Horndon on the Hill in Essex and moved to Devon in 2018 as a BBSRC Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

‘’I have grown up with a love for nature, adventure, music, and surfing,...

Freemasons help The Samaritans

Authored by Mary

At a recent meeting held at a socially acceptable distance in the shadow of Smeaton’s Tower on Plymouth Hoe, Peter Keaty the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Devonshire Freemasons presented Norman Holmes, Director of the Plymouth Samaritans with a cheque and certificate for £5000 to help them through this difficult time, with more pressure on their services being required than would...

Devon foodbanks receive share of £9,000 donation from leading housebuilder

Authored by Mary

Northern Devon Foodbank and CHAT (Churches Housing Action Team) Foodbank in Tiverton have been given £1,000 each by a leading housebuilder to help carry out their work as communities continue to feel the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, who are developing Braid Park in Tiverton and Tarka Ridge and Raleigh Holt outside Barnstaple, have stepped in...

Devon urged to shop to save lives

Authored by Mary

PEOPLE across Devon are being urged to shop to save lives, as Cancer Research UK stores re-open after three months of devastating closures.

The majority of the charity’s shops are getting back to business to tackle a shortfall in funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With its shops typically contributing more than £25m every year to vital research, Cancer Research UK has...

Devon Air Ambulance opens shops next week

Authored by Mary

As Devon Air Ambulance prepares to open their shops next week, they explain the significant changes that have been made to the way you can shop and to their donation of goods process.

The safety of everyone including shop staff, volunteers and supporters is paramount and they must be ‘Covid Secure’ before finally opening their doors.

The Government announced that to ensure...