Category Archives: Charity

The Giant Wiggle encourages childrenin the South West to get active and help others

Leading charity Action for Children is teaming up with The World of Eric Carle and encouraging children’s centres, nurseries and groups for under-5s in the South West to host a Giant Wiggle on Thursday, March 19, 2015 to celebrate the UK’s most read children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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280 bags donated to Princesshay appeal to help fight congenital heart disease

British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are delighted to announce that 280 bags were donated to their Bag It. Beat It. event held at Princesshay. The donated items will now go on to be sold in local BHF shops and could generate up to £5,000 to help fund life-saving research.

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Devon women urged to get pretty muddy as new race for life event launches

Devon women are being urged to fight dirty when it comes to conquering cancer – by signing up now for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
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Bay MP And Donna Air unite to support new Care2Save shopping website set to benefit hospices and charities in Torbay

Adrian Sanders MP showed his support at a Westminster event last week (Wednesday 10 December) for Care2Save.co.uk, the newly-launched shopping site that will help raise funds for charities across Torbay when people shop online .

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Dogs Trust Ilfracombe prepares for influx of abandoned dogs this festive season

Thirty six years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life not just for Christmas”, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, which has a local centre in Ilfracombe is bracing itself for another busy Christmas.

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Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust’s zoos weather indifferent year

One of the South West’s largest conservation charities has announced its results for the year. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust is the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, as well as several nature reserves in Devon.

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£1,000 building material grant available to Devon community groups

RGB Building Supplies’ ‘Well Built Community Fund’ has already given away £1,000 worth of building materials to a charity, sports club and most recently a primary school. The builders merchant, which has a branches across the region, is now asking for community groups to get in contact and apply for the grant.

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Devon Race For Life sponsorship money making a difference

Ruth Chamings, the events manager for Cancer Research UK in Devon is calling on everyone who took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events across the county to make their Race for Life count – by returning their sponsorship money as soon as possible to help beat cancer. Last year, a third of the women who took part in Race for Life didn’t return any sponsorship money.

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