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South Hams school children raise more than £2,000 for NSPCC with Rock Star fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Primary school children from the South Hams have raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC by taking part in a special rock star themed fundraising event.

Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge arranged the fundraiser for the children’s charity following a visit by the NSPCC’s Schools Service team, which delivered its ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme to the children.

The...

Eleanor’s marathon bid to help homeless project

Authored by Mary

It will be a family affair when Plymouth support worker Eleanor Burston runs 26 miles in a bid to help the city’s homeless people.

For Eleanor will be joined by dad Tim and sister Isobel when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon in May to raise money for the Somewhere Safe to Stay project run by BCHA, a housing charity which has been helping people for more than 50 years.

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Devonshire Freemasons donate £500 to Rowcroft Hospice South Devon

Authored by Mary

This year as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Peter Keaty can be seen presenting a certificate denoting the £500 grant given on behalf of the Freemasons of Devonshire and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Debbi Shotton Community Fundraising Officer for Rowcroft Hospice.

This year the Masonic...

Hoburne Devon Bay raises thousands for RNLI

Authored by Mary

Hoburne Devon Bay in Paignton has presented the RNLI with a cheque for more than £10,000.

The team at Hoburne Devon Bay chose the RNLI as its nominated charity for 2019 and initially pledged to raise £5,000.

Throughout last year, employees, holiday homeowners and holidaymakers staying at the Devon-based park all helped to raise thousands with numerous fundraisers and charity...

Marathon runner: “I’m doing this for our children”

Authored by Paigntonzoo

A first-time London Marathon competitor is running so that her young children will be able to see wildlife when they grow up.

Franziska Bullimore has entered the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of conservation charity Paignton Zoo. Franziska, who has a background in working with animals herself, said: “I’m doing this for our children, for the next generation, in the hope...

Make 'Walk All Over Cancer' your New Year resolution

Authored by Mary

People in the South West are being challenged to kick start the New Year by taking steps to support Cancer Research UK.

The charity is encouraging everybody who feels they’ve had too many mince pies or helpings of Christmas pudding to sign up now to Walk All Over Cancer and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.

In the South West, almost a quarter (22 per...

New Year swim to raise money for tiny babies

Authored by Mary

Hundreds of brave swimmers will take to the waves at Wembury beach on 01 January 2020 to raise money for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. 85-year-old Terry Clarke, from Wembury, is a passionate fundraiser who organises the fancy dress swim every year.

This year, the former clinical nurse tutor at Derriford, has decided to raise money for the tiniest of babies in the Neonatal Intensive...

Charity beer hits the spot

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Bays Brewery’s special orangutan-themed beer has raised nearly two thousand pounds for a local conservation charity.

The guest beer, called Orangutan Ale, sold out, raising £1,393 for Paignton Zoo. Along with collecting tins and other fundraising activities, the grand total donated is £1,881,94.

Orangutan Ale, a handsome tawny colour to match its name and the species, was...

Children's charity launches Dance the Day Away fundraising campaign

Authored by Mary

National children’s charity CHICKS has launched a groovy new dance-themed fundraising campaign called Dance the Day Away.

The campaign invites community groups, businesses, friends, families and schools to fundraise for CHICKS by holding their own dance-themed fundraising event on a day of their choice.

All the money raised will help CHICKS provide free, week-long respite...

Trunk in charge!

Authored by Paigntonzoo

A charity beer has raised an elephantine sum for wildlife conservation. Bays Brewery helped generate £3,282 by selling a special beer – Trunk Ale - on behalf of wildlife charity Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

Paignton Zoo supports environmental education in the Omo Forest of south-western Nigeria, where the elusive forest elephant still survives. The Zoo has been funding work there...

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