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Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an educational charity which shares the pleasure of making and connects people through craft.  We aim to give everyone a taste of making: whether enjoying our exhibitions; meeting members of the Guild who work in a wide ra Read more

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A national hen welfare charity is appealing to the Devon public tocome forward and offer homes for hens on Sunday, 20 October. Read more

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One of Plymouth’s most loved charities is offering you the opportunity to take home your very own Elmer the Elephant while supporting the vital care the service provides across the community. Read more

Action Duchenne, a national charity that researches into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has received a cheque for £2,300 from the staff of Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors. Action Duchenne was named the firm’s charity of the year after being voted Read more

This August, Jo and her brother Sam will tandem cycle 874 miles in two weeks from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise funds for the Invictus Trust. In fact they will probably end up at over 1000 miles after visiting each of the Galleries on the way! Read more

A brief history of the Santa Rosa Fund Now based in Tavistock, the Santa Rosa Fund has been supporting educational initiatives and projects in the country of Nicaragua for over 30 years. In 1988, Tavistock residents June and Martin Mowforth vis Read more

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Children’s Hospice South West will be opening the charity's newest shop in Okehampton at 10.30am on June 7. The town centre shop, based at Unit 1-2 Estate House in West Street, will offer a range of goods, including women’s, men’s and children’s clot Read more

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Swimmers are being invited to take on the thrill of an open water swim event in aid of Children’s Hospice South West this summer.  Swimmers are being invited to take on the thrill of an open water swim event in aid of Children’s Hospice South West t Read more

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An initiative designed to improve the general wellbeing of cancer patients, their families and friends is being relaunched in Okehampton next month. Walking with FORCE, a project funded by FORCE Cancer Charity, has already proved popular in the town. Read more

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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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