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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...

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,...

Domestic abuse service named as Drake Circus’ chosen charity

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (PDAS) is expected to see a boost in fundraising after being named one of Drake Circus shopping centre’s four chosen charities for 2020-2021.

The Sanctuary Supported Living service, operated by PDAS, offers a wide range of help to individuals and families in the Plymouth area, including confidential advice, one-to-one and group support sessions, safe...

Devon countryside charity’s 2020 competitions provide a creative outlet for stay-at-home schoolchildren

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England hopes its 2020 art and writing competitions, open for entries from 18 May, will provide a creative outlet for primary schoolchildren across the county, many of whom are spending more time than usual indoors this spring because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

CPRE Devon's two children's competitions are a fun way to...

Plymouth Healthcare Assistant’s proud daughter donating pocket money to help ‘poorly people’

Authored by Mary

A six-year-old girl from Plymouth is donating her pocket money and doing a sponsored silence to raise money for the charity her mum works for.

Ella Moore is the daughter of Jessica Moore, a Maire Curie Senior Healthcare Assistant who is providing frontline care for dying people in their homes throughout the Coronavirus crisis.

Jess said: “My daughter is forever proud to...

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