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... 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... 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... 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... more

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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... more


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


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


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Matt Austin

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


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

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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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