Charity fundraising

Support for Shekinah Mission

Authored by Sue Cade

Otter Garden Centre in Brixton in Plymouth raised over £3,550 for local charity Shekinah Mission which will help maintain a 365-day service at the charity’s Drop In Centre on Bath Street.

Donations came from a variety of events and initiatives, from the collecting tins at the tills to staff raffles, plus a visit from traditional woodturners who generously donated £350. In addition, the...

Carrie takes to the skies for Trevi House

Authored by Sue Cade

Carrie Laws from The Family Law Company put aside her trademark heels and donned a flying suit for an exhilarating fundraising skydive.

The daredevil lawyer jumped from 15,000 feet, so far raising £1250 for residential rehabilitation unit, Trevi House in Plymouth.

Carrie, who undertook the jump with friends Anne Shears and Helen Bull from Nash and Co, said: “Anyone that knows...

Garden centre fundraising helps Dementia Friendly Villages

Authored by Sue Cade

The charity team at Otter Garden Centres Plymouth has announced the total raised for its charity of the year 2018.

Over £3,200 pounds was raised for Dementia Friendly Parishes Around the Yealm through raffles, face painting, a visit from woodturners and an animated singing penguin display.

Chair of the charity, Liz Hitchins said: “Everyone at Otter Garden Centres has been...

Plymouth woman to run Virgin Money London Marathon to help prevent cancer

Authored by DebHyde

Laura Goodbourn, 31, from Derriford in Plymouth, is running the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April to raise money for World Cancer Research Fund's cancer prevention and survival work.

Laura, an assistant data manager, is doing this because her father Robert (Bob) Mayes died of a rare cancer in September 2017.

Laura has never run a full marathon before,...

Jeremiah’s Journey one step on with Otter Garden Centre Plymouth

Authored by Sue Cade

Otter Garden Centres' Plymouth branch has announced the total raised during 2017 for local charity Jeremiah’s Journey.

The garden centre in Brixton raised more than £2,100 through a variety of activities.

These included raffles, collecting tins at till points and customer donations from a visit by wood turners. In December, the branch held a Christmas launch day for...

Get ready to #ShareYourSponge to help children learn

Authored by LidiaPearce

Sponge UK, a leading digital learning provider is inviting people to unlock a donation to charity by simply sharing a ‘sponge photo’ on social media.

The company will donate £1 for each photo of someone holding one of its complimentary sponges (or any creative sponge photo) uploaded with the hashtag #ShareYourSponge to Twitter or Instagram during 2017.*

The international...

Fundraising total announced by Otter Nurseries Plymouth

Authored by Sue Cade

The charity team at Otter Nurseries garden centre in Brixton has raised an amazing £2,359 for their chosen charity of the year 2016.

The money was raised through staff events, a fun day and collecting tins at the tills.

The charity 'Dogs for Good' was set up in 1986 by Frances Hay who believed she could help disabled people by training assistance dogs. Its mission is...

Best foot forward for Plymouth Foodbank

Authored by Sue Cade

A year after they pledged to get fit for 2016, The Family Law Company’s Plymouth team has announced the results.

Ten lawyers and support staff took part in two challenges; a ‘fit club’ to help them lose those extra pounds which carried a £1 fee for the regular weigh in, and a pedometer contest with two teams of five going head to head.

The pedometer challenge was hotly...

Race for Life 2016

Calling all ladies of Plymouth...

It's time to lace up your trainers, and walk, jog, or charge your way around Race for Life 2016. Through raising money at race for life to fund groundbreaking research into new drugs and treatments, you can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Get your tickets and sign up now at LET'S BEAT CANCER SOONER.

Key information

Date: Sunday 19 Jun 2016 Time: 11:00 Adult entry (Women aged 16+): £ Child entry (Girls aged 6-15 & boys aged 12 or under): £10.00 Under 6 entry (Girls and boys):...

Fantastic amount raised for Alzheimer's Society

Authored by Sue Cade

The charity team at Otter Nurseries handed over a cheque for almost £3,500, giving a welcome boost to charity of the year 2015, Alzheimer’s Society.

Throughout the year, staff and customers at the popular garden centre in Brixton raised funds through a series of events including; raffles, donations from a woodturning display, a Fuchsia show put on by the British Fuchsia Society and...


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