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Diabetes UK is looking for cyclists in Devon

Authored by Mary

Diabetes UK is looking for people from Devon to get on their bikes and take on the UK Wide Cycle Ride this September.

This September take your fitness up a gear and complete our coast to coast virtual challenge. You can pick your distance from one of four routes:

  • Beginners may want to tackle the 120-mile Route One – the equivalent of Dundee to Fort William
  • ...
One of the winning paintings 'Mannings Pit' by Graciella Sillence-Dreyer from Barnstaple's Pilton Bl

CPRE Devon inundated with competition entries from children in lockdown who showed they care about the countryside

Authored by sharon goble

Devon’s schoolchildren have shown how much they care about the countryside by entering CPRE Devon’s 2020 Art and Writing competitions in their droves. This year the Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE received more entries than ever before and from all corners of the county.

In both competitions, held throughout the months of lockdown, primary schoolchildren demonstrated how...

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,...

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,...

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...

Elderly support charity receives £5,000 from The Cadbury Foundation

Authored by Mary

Local charity Age Concern has been chosen by Crediton-based employees at Ernest Jackson to receive a donation of £5,000.

Dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of life for the elderly in Crediton and its surrounding villages, the charity will be granted a substantial figure from The Cadbury Foundation, as part of its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.

Aiming to...

Plymouth’s Kingsman extend excellent support for children’s hospice

Authored by Mary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is extending its thanks to a men’s social dining club in Plymouth that handed over a £2,500 donation to CHSW earlier this year.

The money was raised by the Kingsman group at their Winter Ball at the city’s New Continental Hotel in January.

Around 130 people attended the event, organised by Kingsman founder David Barrett and his committee...

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...

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...

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...

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