Luxury food brand donates 4,500 tea bags to NHS staff battling COVID-19 at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Authored by Mary

Luxury food and beverage brand, Cartwright & Butler, has donated 4,500 English Breakfast tea bags and almost 50 boxes of biscuits to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

With staff at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust are working tirelessly in the fight against COVID-19, the donations from Cartwright & Butler aim to not only boost the morale of the staff, but to...

 St Simon meets the needs of charity

Authored by Mary

On a Saturday early in December 2019 the Lodge of St Simon held their annual carol service & Christmas dinner, this was open to all their brethren and their family’s as well as friends and guests. For many years Steve & Yvonne Gillmore from the Salvation Army based at Whitleigh, Plymouth, supported by members of the Salvation Army band have provided the music for the carol service....

Crunch time for Sidmouth donkeys thanks to Waitrose donation

Authored by Mary

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth received a special treat for its resident donkeys this week, thanks to a generous donation of 150kg of carrots from the local Waitrose store.

The mountain of carrots, kindly donated by Sidmouth Waitrose on Stowford Rise, was met with delight by staff and donkeys alike at The Donkey Sanctuary’s international headquarters in Sidmouth.


The Homeless Period Project Plymouth

Authored by SophieMarsh99

Most women think of their period as the dreaded time of the month... Well, imagine being homeless and having your period without having access to sanitary items and proper hygiene, forcing you to just go without, with no other option but to use toilet paper, pieces of clothing or anything else absorbent that you can get there hands on.

If these women don't have access to proper...

Plymouth Prince's Trust Team celebrates donation

Authored by News Desk

Prince’s Trust Team 229, based at City College Plymouth, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund.

Comprising 11 young people aged 16-25 years, Team 229 is part of a personal development programme aimed to improve confidence, employability and team work skills. The team is currently working on a community project for MENCAP, the leading voice...

Friends of Liver Lifeline donate fans

Authored by Sarah Parker

A big thank you to Friends of Liver Lifeline, who have kindly donated three Dyson fans to Hound Ward, in celebration of the charity’s fifth year as Derriford Hospital’s liver support group.

Friends of Liver Lifeline, which was launched five years ago by former patient Sheila Connolly, her husband Stephen and fellow transplant patient Michael Stratford, has been continuously raising...

Special donation to ICU unit

Authored by Mary

A big thank you to Sam Pells, who paid a special visit to Pencarrow Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, to generously donate £12,000 and to thank staff for the care that her late husband, Neville Pells, had received.

Neville had a surfing accident in 2013 and was admitted to Pencarrow, but he sadly lost his life four days later.

Sam and 21 other volunteers decided to complete...

Dartmoor Zoo awarded Santander Foundation grant

Authored by News Desk

Dartmoor Zoo has been successful in its application for the Santander Foundation Charity Plus Grant.

Director Benjamin Mee visited the Plymouth Branch of Santander to collect a cheque for £4750.

Benjamin, appearing in the photo with Dawn Young, Helen Retallick & Sara Williams said: "This is a very important donation from the Santander Foundation.

"The money will be...

Sarah donates to Derriford in memory of her late husband Len

Authored by Mary

A mother and daughter paid a special visit to staff on Birch Ward yesterday to say ‘thank you’ to the staff for the care of their late husband and father.

Sarah Hargreave’s late husband, Len, was diagnosed with diabetes last year and following further tests, he was found to have an aggressive form of leukaemia, known as acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

After spending a lot of...

Fairy Bricks donate Lego to sick kids

Authored by Sarah Parker

Children being cared for at Derriford Hospital now have more to look forward to, following a huge donation of £800.00 worth of Lego from the charity Fairy Bricks.

Eight year old patient, Nathan Rogers, and his sister Hollie were on hand to receive the donation, made by Sarah Wimlett, Consultant Anaesthetist, on behalf of the charity. Nathan and Hollie were joined by Marcus Granville,...


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