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RGB Building Supplies raised a fantastic £822.65 for the Exeter Chiefs Foundation on Monday 18th March during a company-wide charity breakfast morning. Visitors to RGB’s Okehampton branch were able to enjoy a bacon roll and hot drink in return for Read more

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Brixham in South Devon is home to the Trinity Sailing Foundation, a remarkable charitable organisation which inspires hundreds of young people every year with hands-on sail training. Experiencing life-changing adventure and challenge at sea has long Read more

Tavistock Taskforce is a Community Interest Company run for volunteers with an interest in working to enhance the countryside, and also provides work opportunities for those with learning difficulties, the unemployed and the socially excluded. Workin Read more

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Increased demand for Tavistock Foodbank Tavistock Foodbank has seen a dramatic increase in demand over the past twelve months, assisting nearly 1000 people over the year, up from 650 in the previous year. Thankfully Tavistock has many generous... Read more

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Tavistock Rotary Round up As autumn turns into winter, we can reflect on a superb couple of months for Tavistock Rotary. In the extended warm weather, we held a couple of really fun social events. Our annual croquet match against the Yelverton... Read more

Charity ball raises £4,000 Sisters Hair & Beauty held a 10th Anniversary Charity Ball in aid of the Oncology Unit at Derriford and the Devon Air Ambulance. More than 240 people attended the ball at Tavistock Town Hall. Sarah McGowan and Nicky... Read more

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Plymouth and Cornwall Cancer Fund This local charity supports local people affected by cancer, and also aims to support cancer education and improve facilities for diagnosis and treatment. Founded in 1972 by the late Countess of Mount Edgcumbe... Read more

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Sunday 9th December Tavistock Santa Fun Run Ho ho ho! Join us for CHICKS festive family fun run from 3:00pm to 4:00pm and give hundreds of children across the UK the chance to attend a CHICKS break! You can sprint, jog, walk or skip along the ... Read more

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Tavistock Rotary is delighted to invite people to join us for Christmas Day Lunch in the United Reformed Church in Russell Street, Tavistock. Christine Ellis, the lunch organiser, said: “This promises to be a brilliant party and we still have some... Read more

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The Rotary Club of Yelverton Our Rotary year kicked off in July with our usual mix of fundraising activities in support of local and international charities. On one Sunday, due to previous bad weather, our members found themselves running a car... Read more

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YelverCare YelverCare is a voluntary care scheme offering a wide range of practical help to the residents of the parishes of Buckland Monachorum and Burrator. It was set up in 1998 as part of the Yelverton Community Projects charity and, in... Read more

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Demand for local foodbanks The Bere Alston foodbank continues to help people on the Bere Peninsula with both food and advice and opens Tuesday mornings 10am till 12 midday in Hope Cottage Cafe - or telephone for an appointment on 07591 019235 and... Read more

Plymouth and Cornwall Cancer Fund This local charity supports local people affected by cancer, and also aims to support cancer education and improve facilities for diagnosis and treatment. Founded in 1972 by the late Countess of Mount Edgcumbe... Read more

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First Sensory Garden Party It all started over three years ago when Rotary, Lions, Roots to Transition and Tavistock Town Council came together with ideas for a sensory garden and boules court, with community food growing. On a derelict, unused... Read more

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Rotary Round-up All too soon, my year as president of Tavistock Rotary has come to an end and in the summer, I handed over to my good friend Norrie Philip at a celebration attended by the mayor and mayoress, along with guests we work with closely... Read more

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Battling On Multi-award-winning Battling On supports not only veterans, but also some of the West Country’s most vulnerable young people, through innovative programmes and approaches to solving complex social problems. Battling on was... Read more

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Save a hen’s life on World Animal Day Adopt a flock of hens this World Animal Day to save lives and gain some new family pets in the process. The awareness day takes place on Thursday, 4 October, and you can take action to help save hens from... Read more

Farming News

Hornet #0026

Geoff Foale

Be (bee?!) kind to hornets, says charity A leading local wildlife charity is hoping to bring the plight of the humble hornet to the public’s attention. Devon Wildlife Trust is worried that a spate of recent news stories about the threats... Read more

Naturalist

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... Read 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... Read more

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