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.


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...

Up to £20,000 in funding available for local projects

Authored by Mary

Local charities and good causes are being encouraged to apply for funding of over £3 million that has been raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications are open from 21st January until 4th February, and a whole host of good causes from voluntary groups to community interest companies, as well as registered charities can apply for grants between £500 up to £20,000...

Social enterprises in Plymouth invited to apply for funds

Authored by News Desk

Social enterprises across Plymouth are being invited to apply for a share of a £300,000 pot of loans and grants to help their business flourish.

Plymouth City Council is launching another round of its innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund and the successful bidders will be able to join a growing rank of organisations who have received capital investment to turn cracking ideas...

Over £2.3m allocated to key projects to help city flourish

Authored by News Desk

Over £2,300,000 of developer contributions are to be allocated to a number of projects designed to help the city grow and flourish.

A number of delegated decisions have been signed off this week following a meeting of the Council’s Capital Investment Board – which meets every month to allocate capital funding or authorise more detailed work to various projects.

As a result the...

Lunch club members raise funds for Gold Dust Appeal

Authored by Sarah Parker

A big thank you to Newton Ferrers Tuesday Lunch Club whose members have donated £473.60 to Derriford Hospital's Gold Dust Appeal.

The club holds a monthly luncheon – in Newton Ferrers WI Hall - with a guest speaker and donates lunch money to smaller, local charities.

The last three months have been in aid of Gold Dust. This week Emma Cronin, Gold Dust fundraiser, was the guest...

Karting day raises £1,287 for Renal Unit

Authored by Mary

The Renal Unit at Derriford Hospital have received a donation of £1,287 from a patient who teamed up with his local free house to host a charity race day.

Dubbed “Wacky Races”, the event lived up to its billing with teams from Boscastle and the surrounding areas racing down Penally Hill in homemade karts. The race concluded at the Cobweb Inn, where an auction and hog roast helped to...

Winter Wildlife Walk, Saltram National Trust Estate

Join the South Brent and Ivybridge Devon Wildlife Trust Group for a pleasant woodland and estuary walk in the Saltram National Trust estate. Bring your binoculars.

Meet in the courtyard by the shop at Saltram National Trust estate.

Contact Celia Ralph on 01752 892555 for more information.

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