Key appointment for Exeter’s CITY Community Trust

LEADING Exeter health and wellbeing charity, CITY Community Trust, is raising its profile in the business community with the appointment of new development manager Craig Townsend. The organisation, which is Exeter City Football Club’s partner charity and was formerly known as Football in the Community, has recently undergone a name change to more accurately reflect the work it is delivering across the greater Exeter area. The charity provides a range of activities to people of all ages, focussed on health, education, wellbeing and physical activity. With the appointment of Craig, it is now aiming to build on its community engagement […]

Charity Celebrates Success With Fundraising Ball

GLITZ and glamour were the order of the day, when local charity, Hollywell Housing Trust, celebrated their third birthday and thanked their supporters by throwing a festive fundraising ball. The ball, held at Rockbeare Manor, just outside Exeter, came at the end of what has been a mammoth year for the Trust, which finds homes for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and autism, in privately rented accommodation throughout Devon and Cornwall. Hollywell sources suitable property and then provides the vulnerable person with the housing and tenancy support they need to live independently. Executive Officer, Katie Sherjan, said: “This year has […]

Choir sings out to support ‘Farms for City Children’

A charity which gives urban children a better understanding of the countryside is to benefit from Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s two carol concerts next week. The retiring collection from ‘Carols in the Cathedral’ will go to Farms for City Children, which was founded in Devon over forty years ago by children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare. The charity’s first farm was in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside at Nethercott House, just outside the village of Iddesleigh. Farms for City Children now has three working farms which welcome more than 3,200 children every year from across the country […]

PKF Francis Clark Supports Christmas Macmillan at Eden

PKF Francis Clark in Truro, was delighted to be a sponsor of the recent Macmillan Christmas Fair held at the Eden Project earlier this month. The event raised a record-breaking £64,000. The money will go towards directly supporting Cornwall’s cancer patients. The famous biomes at Eden were turned Macmillan Green for the duration of the Fair and played host to one of the county’s most vibrant and popular Christmas events. Visitors enjoyed a huge range of festive stalls offering gifts, home accessories, stocking fillers, clothing and jewellery. There was also a wonderful array of local food producers and suppliers. Tom […]

Sound Gallery Studios to Help Vulnerable Young People Increase Skills and Confidence

Exeter-based social enterprise Sound Gallery CIC is proud to be delivery partners in the #Focus5 project. Sound Gallery runs recording studios and artist development facilities in the cultural heart of Exeter, designs social inclusion programmes for fragile young people and provides professional audio resources and expertise for the whole community. The #Focus5 project is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. This project aims to help some of the South West’s most vulnerable young people to make positive steps towards education, employment and training.  #Focus5 will […]

Chiefs Director to Give Inspirational Talk at Charity Event

Local charity Hospiscare is delighted to announce that Rob Baxter, Director of Rugby at Exeter Chiefs, will be the guest speaker at their fundraising dinner on 4th April 2018 at the University of Exeter. This unique evening will feature a talk from Rob on ‘Maximising Potential’, during which he will explain how the principles used to improve results on the rugby pitch can also be used to improve results in the workplace. Regarded as one of rugby’s top coaches following the Chiefs recent LV Cup and Aviva Premiership successes, his thoughts are sure to be of interest to business leaders […]

Cheese Run at Muddifords Court for Exeter Dementia Action Alliance

This event was such an enormous success bringing the local community together to enjoy some exercise and the fun day at Muddifords Court on Sunday 8th October. The day was to raise funds and awareness for the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and was well supported by local businesses such as Halberton Farm Shop. The Globe Inn and Ashfords solicitors as well as the main sponsor, cheese manufacturer ‘Wyke Farms’. We had nearly 200 people take part in the 5 mile walk or run in the morning. It was great to see so many children and families taking part and dogs […]

Community Comes First For Clear Property!

Clear Property were recognised for their charitable work at the Negotiator Awards this week, where they won a bronze award in the ‘Community Champion of the Year’ category. They were also shortlisted for two further awards for ‘Small Lettings Agency’ and ‘Small Estate Agency’, from over 1,100 entries. Kelly Forrester, Director of Clear Property, said: “We were thrilled to win this award as it acknowledges the hard work we put into organising events such as the charity Halloween Fun Run.” These awards are in addition to Clear Property’s recent listing in the Best Estate Agents Guide, placing them in the […]

Local Business Raises £2,600 for the Alzheimer’s Society

Bruce Archibold – and the team at Isca Barum Insurance Brokers Ltd. – have succeeded in comfortably beating his fundraising target of £2000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, with a total to date of £2600 – with donations still coming in! Bruce completed his challenge of making a beautiful coffee table and 5 bowls in just one week – a brilliant effort, involving a lot of hard work. These were auctioned on eBay and raised £600. This together with the money donated to his JustGiving page and the funds raised by the Isca Barum team on the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk […]


Hollywell Housing Trust, the Exeter based charity which helps vulnerable adults to live independently, is celebrating a bumper 2017 by hosting its first ever Christmas fundraising ball. The black-tie event in December will be held at Rockbeare Manor, near Exeter and will celebrate some of Hollywell’s biggest achievements of 2017. Local companies are also invited to get involved, by bringing along their staff and colleagues to enjoy this evening of first-class food and live music, and to enjoy their own Christmas ‘do’ with a difference. The Trust will also welcome some of our tenants, carers and families to the event. […]