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Devon Air Ambulance one of eight Air Ambulances supported by Hall & Woodhouse

Hall & Woodhouse, the leading independent family-owned Dorset brewer, has raised £114,287 in aid of eight local air ambulance charities in the past year, including Devon Air Ambulance. 

At the beginning of 2018, Hall & Woodhouse’s (H&W) team members voted to make the eight Air Ambulances their official charity partners until 2020. Through the partnership, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, Great Western, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent Surrey Sussex, London, Thames Valley and Wiltshire Air Ambulance will receive support from the company.

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Darts Farm Santa's Grotto raises funds for Hospiscare

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:48am

One of the highlights of the festive period is a visit to Father Christmas. Last month, Father Christmas was stationed at Darts Farm throughout December in his magical grotto raising a fantastic £2,385.40 for local charity, Hospiscare. Each visitor paid £5 to visit Father Christmas and was presented with a Darts Farm goodie bag.

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New Year, New Bus for ExeAccess - Exeter's mobility charity

Authored by ExeAccess
Posted: Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:55am

ExeAccess, Exeter’s mobility charity based in Paris Street, will re-launch their Ring and Ride service with a new bus on Friday 25th January at 12 noon in Bedford Square.

Ben Bradshaw MP will cut the ribbon on the new 14 seat purpose built, which has been converted to a high specification in Tiverton by Courtside Conversions. It has low-step access at the front, a state-of-the-art hydraulic wheelchair lift at the rear and comfortable seating, lighting and air conditioning throughout.

Help Exeter builders merchant come out on top in fundraising challenge

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:36am

The Exeter branch of RGB Building Supplies is holding a day of fundraising on Thursday 31st January as it aims to raise as much money as possible for Children’s Hospice South West. 

All 20 RGB branches are taking part in the charity’s £50 Challenge where they will go head-to-head against each other to see which depot can raise the most amount of money, after spending no more than £50 on developing a fundraising activity. 

The Exeter branch is inviting customers and the local community to visit and help staff with their fundraising efforts. 

Age UK Exeter return with their famous 10K Run

Authored by Sophie Caunter
Posted: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 9:41am

IT'S BACK!!!

The Exeter running event of the year, that you've all been waiting for is back in 2019 with a Bang! Pow! Boom! 

This time Age UK Exeter will be celebrating superheroes. Whether you want to run in memory of someone or honour someone special in your life, you can pick your own hero. Don't forget your fancy dress too! Will you dress as Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman or even make up your own superhero! Don't worry though, you can just be you if you like. You're all heroes!

Now, the important part!

Force raises thousands as Princesshay's charity of the year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2019 - 8:48am

FORCE Cancer Charity has announced that more than £10,000 has been raised through fundraising activities and events in Princesshay, as the centre’s nominated charity of the year for 2018.

Make a date to join the Race for Life in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2019 - 10:07am

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. 

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.