Charities

Rowcroft Hospice celebrates ‘More than a shop’ Week

Rowcroft Hospice is joining the nation in celebrating ‘More than a shop’ Week – the Charity Retail Association’s campaign that aims to raise awareness of the significance of charity shops and their multifaceted contributions to society. Running between 22-29 April, ‘More than a shop’ Week draws attention to the fact that charity shops offer more than just a regular high street shopping...

Exmouth on-call firefighters to hike Jurassic Coast in full kit and breathing apparatus in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity

A team of on-call firefighters are preparing to hike 33 miles across the Jurassic Coast in full fire kit and breathing apparatus, in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity and Devon Mind.

The firefighters, all of whom are based at Exmouth Fire Station in Devon, include Hieth George, Nigel Snowshall, Annie Tinsley, Paul Rickard, Dan Tribble Chris James, Chris Gowing and Toby Taylor. They...

22 runners dressed as Elmer the Patchwork Elephant complete London Landmarks Half Marathon for dementia research

On Sunday 7 April, Just Jog, a running club from Devon, took on the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Running in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the group ran in costume as beloved book character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

Andersen Press, publishing house for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee, partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2023 to release the paperback edition...

Free entry with Rowcroft for the Torbay Half Marathon

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to make a difference at one of the most exciting road running events in the South West of England. The highly anticipated Torbay Half Marathon and 10k is set to make a triumphant return to the running calendar on Sunday 29 September 2024, with Rowcroft Hospice asking people to pound the pavement in support of the hospice. Runners can opt for the half...

Devonshire freemasons donate £4000 to Devon air ambulance trust

Devonshire Freemasons were delighted that the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) were able to match fund a donation of £2000 to make a total donation of £4000 to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

Devon is a large county with many areas hard to reach when a medical emergency occurs. In 1992 after a huge fundraising campaign by the Mother of a Boy killed when he was knocked off...

Local businesses raise £1,400 for Rowcroft Hospice

The Property Development Forum, which hosts networking events in Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth, held their annual fundraiser last week in aid of Rowcroft Hospice and raised £1,400 on the night to benefit the very worthy charity in Torbay.

Lisa Whittaker of Rowcroft attended the event to receive the cheque and spoke to the gathered crowd of local property professionals. Sheexplained how...

Team of fundraisers to take on infamous Fan Dance SAS challenge for Dementia UK

A team of more than 30 will attempt to complete the gruelling 15 mile route in under 4.5 hours to raise funds for the charity’s dementia specialist Admiral Nurses

April 2024, Devon. A group of more than 30 fundraisers, including a number from Devon, will take on the infamous Fan Dance SAS selection challenge on Sunday 14th April to raise vital funds for Dementia UK, the specialist...

New charity shop opens its doors to Torquay locals

Torquay’s latest charity shop opened to the public on Wednesday (3 April) to a warm reception, with all shop proceeds benefitting children and adults with complex disabilities.

The town’s first Sense charity shop opened at 34-36 Union Street and got off to a fantastic start, with Sense staff and volunteers delighted to see a queue forming at the door before the store opened at 10am...

Rowcroft Hospice drives the agenda for enhanced dementia and palliative care support

Rowcroft Hospice has successfully hosted the UK Dementia and Palliative Care Conference, the first of its kind in the South West. Sponsored by Friends Helping at Home and in partnership with The Ness Care Group and The Filo Project, the day brought together local, national and international leaders with over 100 delegates at the Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre on Tuesday 26 March.

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Housebuilder donates Easter Eggs to Housing Action charity in Tiverton

Last week regional housebuilder Allison Homes South West ran an Easter egg collection at their South West offices with the donations being gifted to CHAT ( Churches Housing Action Team ) in Tiverton.

CHAT is a charity that tackles homelessness and helps people avoid evictions in mid Devon, and it has been running since 1995.

Michele Jones, Head of Sales and Marketing at Allison...

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