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Devon Freemasons give £25,000 support to local charities and organisations

Authored by Mary

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, amongst those included are Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities. This year sadly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to meet in the usual manner to distribute the...

Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this easter

Authored by News Desk

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus.

On March 23 the Government ordered hospitality businesses to close and said that people should stay at home and only essential travel is permitted.

With very few exceptions all hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels...

Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Authored by Mary

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers.

The Government ordered schools across the country to close their doors a week early for Easter because of the coronavirus crisis but asked staff to remain open for the children of key workers such as NHS staff, care workers, delivery drivers...

Thousands of meals donated by Plymouth Tesco shoppers this Christmas

Authored by Sarah Parker

Thousands of meals have been donated to food banks and groups feeding people, thanks to the generosity of Tesco’s Plymouth shoppers, figures released today reveal.

Plymouth shoppers donated 14,062 meals as part of the overall total of 2.5 million meals donated to charities the Trussell Trust and FareShare by shoppers during last month’s Tesco Food Collection, with Tesco topping up...

New vet scholarship aids wild orang utans

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Two vets from Indonesia are the first to benefit from a unique new scholarship programme run by a Cornish vet charity. OVAID – Orang utan Veterinary Aid – is run by Nigel and Sara Hicks, based in Launceston. They help hard-pressed orang utan rescue centres and sanctuaries with veterinary support and donations of equipment.

The new OVAID Bronwyn Scholarship meant that two South East...

SW Mesothelioma Support Group for Cornwall

Affected by mesothelioma or asbestos related disease?

You are welcome to join our friendly group which provides peer and professional support to those affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases in Cornwall and the South West.

Our meetings are a chance to meet other patients and carers who understand what you are going through and also share more about the condition and the help that is available.

We also fund raise and spread awareness throughout the region.

The meeting is free to attend with refreshments provided.

For more...

SW Mesothelioma Support Group for Plymouth

Affected by mesothelioma or asbestos related disease?

You are welcome to join our friendly group which provides peer and professional support to those affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases in Plymouth and the South West.

Our meetings are a chance to meet other patients and carers who understand what you are going through and also share more about the condition and the help that is available.

We also fund raise and spread awareness throughout the region.

The meeting is free to attend with refreshments provided.

For more...

Shaun’s strengths recognised with the support of DCH

Authored by DCHnews

Young Plymouth man, Shaun Millington, has thanked DCH for supporting him when he needed it most by giving him a home to live in and mentoring him on essential independent living skills such as money management and cooking for himself.

Shaun, who has learning difficulties, started his journey with DCH in 2014 living in accommodation for young people at Plymouth Foyer and celebrated...

Energy firm backs local support services

Authored by News Desk

Energy firm Western Power Distribution (WPD) is providing financial backing to local support agencies in Plymouth to extend their fuel poverty support services to more people in the lead up to winter.

The company is supporting the Plymouth Energy Community to deliver advice to fuel poor residents and help them keep warm on a budget – providing advice on energy tariffs, saving energy...

Website provides easy access to services and support for Armed Forces community

Authored by Mary

Dedicated Website Provides Quick and Easy Access to Services and Support for the Armed Forces Community

A dedicated website has launched that makes it quick and easy for members of the Armed Forces Community in Devon to access key services including health, financial and welfare.

The Devon Forces Family (DFF) website www.devonforcesfamily.org.uk is an online directory of...

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