Our Charity for 2020 “Devon and Cornwall Food Action”

At the 2029 AGM, the members chose “Devon and Cornwall Food Action” as their preferred Charity.

The following is copies from their website:

We are a registered charity, striving to eradicate food poverty in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall. It is an unfortunate fact that food poverty exists within the shores of the United Kingdom. There are many reasons as to why this happens and we delve into some of the issues within the website, so please take a look at the Why Are We Doing It page.
We are run almost entirely by a brilliant volunteer workforce and are constantly on the hunt to expand the team, so please check out our Volunteering at DCFA page for more information. If you could give us some of your time, even as little as 4 hours per week, then get in touch to tell us about your unique skillset and how you’d like to become one of the team…we’d love to hear from you.
DCFA is not a foodbank. We work with food producers and supermarkets to redistribute surplus food to those in need. We supply a number of services, community organisations and groups. Through their various means testing schemes produce is distributed to those that have been identified as being in desperate need to feed themselves and their families.

Please help Tamar DA to support this charity this year.

Our Charity for 2019 ” THE CALVERT TRUST”

At the 2019 AGM, the members chose The Calvert Trust as their preferred Charity.

The Trust runs an adventure activity centre design for all ages and abilities with a special focus on disabled people being able to participate alongside non-disabled people. Calvert trust has no government funding and relies completely on donations.
It has a wide range of things to do from horse riding, wall climbing, crate stacking, abseiling, kayaking and canoeing and sailing on the reservoir, they have an indoor heated pool (37 degrees hydro pool) and much more.  All activities are supervised by specially trained staff and all have specialist equipment to allow everyone to take park e.g. special saddles, hoist and lifts, even a wall to abseil in a wheelchair.
All accommodations and common areas are designed to be completely disabled friendly so no matter what the nature of the disability everyone can be inclusive.
you can go just for the day, weekend or make it into a week holiday.
The impact on the family is priceless, seeing disable children taking part alongside their siblings in activities that they would only be able to watch before. The confidence gained is unmeasurable.
I really hope that everyone can get behind us this year on this amazing charity so that they can continue their work and change the lives of many more disabled people and their families

At the 2020 AGM a cheque for £1039 was presented to our Charity officer, Tina Williams to forward to the Trust

Our Charity for 2018 “THE MUSTARD TREE”

At the 2018 AGM, you the members chose the Mustard Tree as your preferred charity. We are well on the way to raising a £1000 but still have some way to go especially as our Charity weekend was rained off! Please donate and also come along to our Charity night in January!

The Mustard Tree Macmillan Cancer Support Centre is based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and has been created to support people with cancer, their carers and family. The Centre is available to anyone affected by cancer at any stage of the illness and offers a wide range of services within a comfortable environment where you can share your concerns, ask questions and receive support. The Centre is also available to relatives and carers and they will be able to also gain support and ask any questions they may have about their loved ones condition/treatment as well as any concerns they may have about themselves (eg emotional or psychological).

Our charities for 2017….

During 2017/18, you the members chose both ‘Devon Freewheelers’ and ‘Dementia UK’ as your preferred charities.

Devon Freewheelers

We, Devon Freewheelers are a team of 37 volunteer Emergency Vehicle drivers who are dedicated to providing a weekday out of hours service (17.00 – 06.00) and 24/7 weekend service supporting the NHS in delivering essential Blood, Samples, Medication and Donor Breast Milk to hospitals throughout Devon.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.

Our Charity Officer will update you all as to fund-raising events…

Our charity for 2016….

.During 2016/17, you the members chose ‘St Lukes Hospice’ as your preferred charity.

We have been caring for thousands of terminally ill patients for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for over 30 years and our passion and dedication to offer dignity and choice has never dwindled. Our vision is a community, where no person has to die alone, in pain or in distress. Caring for local people, no matter where; at home; in hospital or our hospice.

With over £4million to raise each year to maintain our vital service to the local community we’re extremely grateful to all of our supporters, fundraisers, volunteers and employees who help us to keep providing free end of life care to those who need us most from across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall.”

For more information, please contact your Charity Officer or see the St Lukes Website by clicking on the logo….Hospice-Logo

Our Charity Officer will update you all as to fund-raising events during 2016/17….

Our charity for 2015….

.During 2015/16, you the members chose ‘Chicks’ as your preferred charity.

“CHICKS is a national children’s charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK.  They believe every child has the right to make positive childhood memories.  A CHICKS break inspires new confidence and gives children the chance to have fun, enjoy new experiences and relax.  More than anything, it gives them the chance to just be children.  CHICKS began in 1992, and has since provided over 13,000 children with a much needed break.  In 2016, they’re hoping to give another 1,200 children a respite break.”

For more information, please contact your Charity Officer or see the Chicks Website by clicking on the logo….

Our Charity Officer will update you all as to fund-raising events during 2015/16….

Our charity for 2014….

.During 2014/15, you the members chose ‘Woodlands’ as your preferred charity.

“Woodlands is a Local Authority maintained school which provides education for 75 children with physical and sensory difficulties between the ages of 2 and 19 years.  Many pupils have additional medical and other difficulties that may affect their learning.  Theschool is a resource which serves the whole of the South West peninsula; our pupils come from Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall to learn.  Children who live a long way from school sometimes are weekly boarders in the residential accommodation provided by the Wood View Short Break Service.”Woodlands Special School

For more information, please contact your Charity Officer or see the Woodlands Website by clicking on the logo….


Our Charity Officer will update you all as to fund-raising events during 2014/15….

Our charity for 2010….

.During 2010/11, you the members chose ‘Jeremiah’s Journey’ as your preferred charity.

“Jeremiah’s Journey is a Plymouth based charity that offers support and information to children and their families when someone special has died.  On their website you will find more information about who they are and what they do as well as useful information for parents/ carers or professionals supporting bereaved children. There are sections just for bereaved children and teenagers. You can find out how you can support them personally on their fundraising pages. Jeremiah’s Journey families can keep up to date with all the events and activities we have planned.”

Our Charity Officer will update you all as to fund-raising events during 2010/11….


Our charity for 2009….

During 2009/10, you the members chose ‘Help for Heroes’ as your preferred charity.  During the year, everyone made the usual sterling effort and the DA have raised over £1250 for the charity.  Marilyn is hoping to have news regarding presenting our funds cheque a the Plymouth Citadel.  Keep an eye out on the website for more news….


Our charity for 2008….

During 2008/09, you the members chose the Precious Lives Appeal, part of the Children’s Hospice South West as your chosen charity.  During the year you raised £1,100 for the appeal and at the recent 2009 AGM held at Walkhampton on the 28th Feb, the cheque was presented to the hospice by your Chairman Dave Wallwork and Charity Officer Marilyn Bradley.

The appeal details can be found here….



Details of upcoming fundraisers will be available online here soon….

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