Devon urged to shop to save lives

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.





Westcountry Author Writes 'Tales From The Lockdown' to Raise Money for Hospice UK

Authored by HannaRawDevon

A well known Westcountry journalist and writer has used the power of his pen during the lockdown to raise money for a health charity.

In doing so, newspaper columnist Martin Hesp believes he is the first person to write a book filled with stories which focus solely on the coronavirus lockdown and to publish the work while the pandemic continues.

“I wrote Tales From The Lockdown...

Online comedy night to raise money for Devon charities

Authored by Mary

On Sunday 7th June at 7.30pm #BellyLaughsatHome will land on the screens of Devon’s residents, with money being raised for Devon Air Ambulance , Daisi and FareShare South West.

Belly Laughs is a comedy night established by comedian Mark Olver from Bristol and was designed to help independent restaurants increase trade through typically quiet months, as well as raise money for charity...

Crohn’s & Colitis UK East Cornwall & West Devon Network receive £1,000 from local Freemasons 

Authored by Mary

Every Spring and Autumn, Freemasons from all parts of Devon meet to give support totalling in excess of £50,000 to local charities and organisations throughout the county who are in need of assistance. We are delighted to be one of the groups nominated by our local lodge: Royal Marines Plymouth Lodge No 9528

The money is raised by the “WAKE Fund”, a trust conceived by the Right...

Marie Curie’s famous fundraising campaign goes virtual to recover devastated fundraising income 

Authored by News Desk

Marie Curie’s famous Blooming Great Tea Party is going virtual this year and the charity needs tea party hosts in Devon more than ever before to make up for the devastating effect the coronavirus crisis has had on the charity’s income.

The end of life charity is calling on you to throw a Blooming Virtual Tea Party from home this summer. While staying indoors is the new normal,...

Charity launches major appeal for survival

Authored by Mary

Brain Tumour Support , a charity that has supported brain tumour patients and families in Devon for many years, has today launched an urgent appeal to ensure its survival. The charity, which supports thousands of brain tumour patients and their families across the country, including many in the local area, has had to furlough the majority of its staff and suspend much of its service across...

Devon Freemasons give £25,000 support to local charities and organisations

Authored by Mary

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, amongst those included are Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities. This year sadly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to meet in the usual manner to distribute the...

Food charity to expand into Devon and Cornwall as part of COVID-19 emergency response

Authored by Mary

Food charity, FareShare South West , has announced that it will now support 5 organisations across Devon & Cornwall with emergency food support in response to the impact of Coronavirus.

FareShare South West, an independent franchise of FareShare UK, take in-date, good quality surplus food on scale from right across the food industry and redistribute it to more than 260 partner...

Ecclesiastical launches the Movement for Good awards 2020 - giving £1million to charities in need

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Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical is giving away another £1million to charities with the return of its Movement for Good awards.

In 2019 more than 2,300 kind-hearted Devon residents voted for over 140 charities across the region.

Last year saw an amazing 98,000 people around the UK support the Movement for Good awards in total, with over 7,000 charitable causes up and down...

Online platform launched to help charities source local furloughed workers as volunteers

Authored by Mary

With the UK charity sector estimated to be facing a £4 billion loss in the next 12 weeks and 50% of all businesses putting most of their staff on furlough as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Freestyle , a Midlands-based digital product studio - has launched a unique service helping charities connect and find support from local businesses and its furloughed workers, Charity...

Determined supporters vow to Race for Life at home

Authored by Mary

DETERMINED fundraisers across Devon and Cornwall are set to Race for Life at Home as they refuse to let the fight against cancer falter in these unprecedented times.

Organisers Cancer Research UK have postponed events for this spring and summer to protect the country’s health during the coronavirus outbreak – and this includes the Race for Life events in Exeter, Plymouth, Exeter,...