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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...

Charity Quiz Night

Join The Family Law Company, Taurus Clearer Communication, Nash & Co and Wolferstans for a charity quiz night at Rumpus Cosy.

Includes a raffle (please donate a prize if you can), food and drink.

Suggested donation of £75 per table of up to five people.

We will be raising money for family charities Felber Foundation and Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project.

To book www.tauruscc.co.uk or call 01392 202000.

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BHF supporters urge people in Plymouth to join new local fundraising group

Authored by JoyPetley

A NATIONAL heart charity is urging Ilkley residents to join a new fundraising group and help raise funds for research.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on the people of Ilkley to help accelerate the fight against heart disease by joining their local fundraising group and raising money for lifesaving research.

Many people across Plymouth are fighting a daily battle...

Local Choir raises £12,000 for CLIC Sargent

Authored by Claire Colman

On Friday 9th December 2016, La La Choirs held their second annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral. Performing to a sold-out audience, they started the festive season off with a bang with a selection of Christmas favourites such as the Perry Como classic, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ and the Louis Armstrong hit ‘Wonderful World’.

The concert was their...