Make a date to join the Race for Life in Exeter

PEOPLE in Exeter are being encouraged to get January off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

As an added incentive, there’s 30% off entry fees* during January with the code RFL30.

This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children - to join the Race for Life. There are events for people of all ages and abilities taking place at Westpoint Exeter on 20 – 21 July. 

Mary Youlden



The latest in Charities

Choir raises over £4,000 for Exeter homeless charity

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2019 - 6:10am

Members of Exeter Philharmonic Choir visited St Petrock's this week to present a cheque worth £4,086 to the charity which provides support, housing and prevention services for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed

The money was raised over two consecutive nights in December in the retiring collection at Exeter Cathedral following the Choir's annual carol services.

Charity's year gets off to a tee thanks to golf club

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2019 - 1:14pm

Teign Valley Golf Club has chosen Exeter Dementia Action Alliance as its Charity of the Year for 2019.

Gina Awad, Lead of the Alliance said: “I was delighted to meet everyone and share our community work with Teign Valley Golf Club. We received a very warm welcome and very much look forward to collaborating with them."

The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance empowers and inspires organisations and businesses to raise awareness and deliver dementia-friendly services for people living with dementia and their families.

Liven up January with Burns Night supper at Huntsham Court

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:51am

Huntsham Court, near Tiverton, will play host to a Burns Night ceilidh on 24 January when the estate holds their celebration of the Scottish bard’s birth in aid of Hospiscare. What better way of livening up the depths of winter than with a Scottish hooley?

Cruse bereavement charity receives £1,000 from local Freemasons

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 12/30/2018 - 10:50am

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from around Devon meet to give support totalling in excess of £50,000 to local charities & organisations throughout the county who are in need of assistance, Cruse Bereavement Services Charity were one of the groups who were nominated by their local lodge St Michaels who meet in Dawlish and we were very grateful to receive a cheque for £1000.

Sense Deafblind Charity receive £1,250 from local Freemasons

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/27/2018 - 10:48am

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from around Devon meet to give support totalling in excess of £50,000 to local charities & organisations throughout the county who are in need of assistance, “SENSE” the Charity for the Deafblind who are based in Exeter & Newton Abbot were one of the groups who were nominated by their local lodge St. Michaels of Dawlish.

Exeter builders merchant thanks community for Christmas present donations

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/27/2018 - 7:06am

The Exeter branch of RGB Building Supplies is thanking the generous local community for donating gifts to its 2018 Christmas Giving Tree Appeal in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

The builders merchant invited customers to donate gifts so that a hamper of presents could be given to every family being supported by the hospice over the festive period. The  donations have now been passed on to the charity in time to be given out on Christmas day.

Housebuilder’s grand donation in support of older people

Authored by Sarah
Posted: Sun, 12/23/2018 - 4:54pm

A Somerset charity promoting health and wellbeing for older people has received a cash injection from a leading housebuilder in the region.
Age UK Somerset, based in Taunton, has been handed £1,000 from persimmon Homes South West’s Community Champions fund.
The grant will go towards organising sessions for clients to improve their activity levels, reducing and preventing illnesses and generally improving quality of life and wellbeing.

Freemasons add fire to the Dragon's breath

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 12/13/2018 - 9:52am

Three separate grants have been made recently by the Freemasons of Devonshire totalling over £4000 to Pete’s Dragons a charity dedicated to supporting those who have been bereaved by suicide across Devon.

Exeter businesses donate hundreds of items to support city's foodbank at Christmas

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:36pm

Over 500 items of food have been donated by Exeter businesses to support local families this Christmas.

The generous companies made the donations in aid of the Exeter Foodbank at an event staged by NatWest at the city’s Cookery School recently.

Last year more than 5,500 people, including 1,610 children, needed to use the foodbank, which was launched in 2008 to help people affected by financial crisis.  In just two years the average number of people using the service each week has doubled to 180 and staff say this likely to increase to over 200 in 2019.

90 Year Old Abseiling Edna Receives Devon Community Honour!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:51pm

On December 6 the 2018 Devon Community Honours awards hosted by RHS Rosemoor will celebrate some of Devon’s most amazing individuals and Edna Cahill 90, from Exeter will be one of those people.

Nominated by the public and Devon Live journalists, the people being honoured come from all walks of life, all ages, and from all over Devon.

Their achievements are awe-inspiring and a lesson to us all. They say they are ordinary people, but their acts are truly extraordinary.