Charities

Prestigious national award for Plymouth health charity

A Plymouth charity which specialises in community engagement and health improvement across the South West, has received a prestigious national award.

Well Connected has been presented with the Dean’s Award 2020 from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), in honour of more than a...

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Freemasons donate £1,385 to North Devon Hospice

Authored by Mary

This year the Freemasons, as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Charles Yelland presented a certificate denoting the £1385 given by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Kate Kilburn of the North Devon Hospice, Barnstaple.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation will give...

Hoburne Devon Bay confirms Devon Air Ambulance as its 2020 nominated charity

Authored by Mary

The team at Hoburne Devon Bay holiday park has chosen to support Devon Air Ambulance as its nominated charity for this year.

The Paignton-based park, overlooking Goodrington Sands, supports a different charity each year as voted for by staff.

Throughout this year, the park will arrange numerous fundraising events and take part initiatives, including a parachute jump and wing...

Devon Accountants pledge year-long support to Rowcroft Hospice 

Authored by Mary

Accountancy firm Andrew Price & Co has announced Rowcroft Hospice as its charity of the year for 2020.

The firm, based in Torquay, is committed to helping their local community and hopes to raise funds for the hospice, which supports more than 2,000 local people every year.

The hospice aims to make every day the best it can be for people with life limiting illnesses and...

Eleanor’s marathon bid to help homeless project

Authored by Mary

It will be a family affair when Plymouth support worker Eleanor Burston runs 26 miles in a bid to help the city’s homeless people.

For Eleanor will be joined by dad Tim and sister Isobel when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon in May to raise money for the Somewhere Safe to Stay project run by BCHA, a housing charity which has been helping people for more than 50 years.

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Make-A-Wish UK recruits Children’s Board

Authored by Sarah Parker

The children’s charity Make A Wish® UK is putting young people at the beating heart of its activities by setting up a Children and Young People’s Board.

Make-A-Wish is recruiting eight young people from all over the UK who are aged between 11 and 20 and who have granted a wish in the past two years, to form the first STARboard.

The group will each represent a nation or...

Devonshire Freemasons donate £500 to Rowcroft Hospice South Devon

Authored by Mary

This year as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Peter Keaty can be seen presenting a certificate denoting the £500 grant given on behalf of the Freemasons of Devonshire and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Debbi Shotton Community Fundraising Officer for Rowcroft Hospice.

This year the Masonic...

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth Granted £1155 by the Freemasons

Authored by Mary

Emily Paton of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth can be seen here receiving a certificate celebrating the grant of £1155 donated by the Freemasons of Devonshire presented by V. W. Bro Nicholas Ball, Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

This is part of the annual donation made by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable foundation who this year have given £7,635 to seven hospices in...

Nicola’s Journey to the London Marathon

Authored by George Dawson

Nicola Hague has been pounding the streets of Plymouth in training for this year’s Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 26thApril.

Nicola has a very special reason to be taking part in the event and be tirelessly fundraising alongside training and that is all down to her son Ethan.

Ethan was born with an incurable disease called Tay-Sachs which there is no cure or treatment for...

NSPCC launch furry fundraiser as it appeals for Devon businesses to support its Bear Diaries  

Authored by Mary

Businesses in Devon have the chance to recruit a furry helper and raise crucial funds for the NSPCC thanks to its new fundraising initiative.

The children’s charity is launching a unique fundraising opportunity in association with Build-a-Bear in which only a limited number of local businesses will be able to take part.

For a £50 donation, businesses can acquire a temporary...

Exeter Rainbow Run tickets on sale now!

Authored by Mary

Families are being invited to get their tickets for ‘Exeter’s brightest’ 5k charity fun run, taking place at Westpoint this summer.

Registration for Rainbow Run on Saturday, June 20 opened yesterday Thursday (January 30), with a 25 per cent discount available for those who sign up early.

More than 1,000 people walked, jogged or ran through a series of coloured paint stations...