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Students from Okehampton College Post-16 have been getting stuck into a range of volunteering and work experience placements as part of their Year 12 study programmes. Volunteering takes a range of formats, with some students doing regular... more

Education

Morecare Moretonhampstead - a lifeline in more ways than one Drive through beautiful countryside and help others at the same time, what could be better? Covering the Dartmoor countryside from Postbridge to Bridford and from Drewsteignton to... more

Health

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Devon Wildlife Trust media release Monday 10 September 2018: for immediate use New film shows off city’s ‘wild’ children A new film is being launched this week which features the success of a local charity in its efforts to get Exeter’s... more

Culture

Okehampton PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) is a new charity formed towards the end of 2017. Thanks to local charities and donations they have raised enough funds to install five public access defibrillators around town - three were already... more

Community News

The Charities of Holditch and Others can be traced back to 1905, when it was established to help the poor and needy within the Ancient Parish of Okehampton. The Charity has evolved since 1905 and in 2015, a new scheme was approved by the Charity... more

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English Springer Spaniel Welfare (ESSW) was set up in 1990 to care for the breed and look after dogs who were being ill-treated or were unwanted for any reason. Last year, local resident Julie Moore, the area co-ordinator for most of Devon and part o more

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A small dedicated team supports Guide Dogs by holding collections about six times a year in Tavistock, surrounding villages and at local supermarkets. We are always looking to increase our volunteer base and there are many ways the public can help: s more

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Tickets are on sale for the first SeaMoor Lotto draw on 4 August. Charities and good causes have been signing up on the lotto web-portal and supporters can go online and buy tickets at a cost of £1 per week. Each ticket consists of six numbers and as more

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Alan and Niki Ging who have managed the centre since its original inception over 25 years ago, have seen thousands of dogs and cats in need, and remain upbeat and hopeful that all of their charges will find good ‘forever’ homes. The Margaret Green more

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Mary Tavy artist Laure Bury recently spent some time running art workshops for the children of Tara Children’s Project in Bodhgaya in India. Coordinated by the Buddhist Root Institute, the centre includes a Buddhist retreat with accommodation, prayer more

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Individuals, families and community groups are being invited to take part in Tavistock Parish Church’s new fundraising campaign to ‘Sponsor a Slate’ for the vestry roof. The roof has been leaking for some time and after a very wet winter, restoration more

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The RSPCA shop was one of the first charity shops to be established in Tavistock and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Although it has been in its current location in King Street for 25 years, manager Karen Norwood says customers are sti more

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A branch of the national Muscular Dystrophy Group was set up in Tavistock in the late 1960s to help young people with MD and has been organising a respite holiday every year for over 40 years. There are more than 60 types of neuromuscular disorders more

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Everyone is invited to come along for a great evening when the Oxfam Bookshop in Tavistock will be keeping its doors open late until 10:30pm. From 4:00 to 6:00pm there will be children’s quizzes and a treasure hunt in the shop as well as a range of c more

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Dartmoor Search and Rescue Tavistock (DSRT) was founded 50 years ago after two army officer cadets, aged 22 and 28, ran into difficulties on the moor and tragically lost their lives. The team covers Dartmoor’s 365 square miles of tors, forests, reser more

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Plymouth based solicitor firm, Wolferstans, has raised an amazing £7000 for local Plymouth charity, Friends and Families of Special Children who provide a range of services for families with children who experience disabilities in Plymouth and surrou more

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Nichola went to meet Graham Osborn, trustee and house chairman at Abbeyfield Tavistock Society to see this inspirational home for independent living within a community. The environment for today’s older population is generally focused on problems, more

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From the 24th March 2018 visitors to Buckland Abbey, Devon will find a fresh new look to its shop. Buckland Abbey Shop has had a long awaited refit – the first in 30 years! And we are having a grand opening event on Saturday 24th March. As a more

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Here in the West Country we are blessed with an abundance of water! In Mali, Africa, it is a daily struggle to extract enough for the basic needs of a family, the water table level being very deep. Long journeys to the nearest well are often underta more

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A guardian of one of England’s most precious landscapes, helping to look after Dartmoor for more than 130 years. The Dartmoor Preservation Association, or DPA, has been helping to look after Dartmoor for more than 130 years. Also known as the ‘Frien more

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