Posts for Charity Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Valencia

Lovely little lass, Valencia, was born very poorly, starved of oxygen, unable to breathe for herself, floppy and lifeless. MRI showed Valencia had global damage to her brain resulting in grade 3 severe HIE (hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy). As Valencia grew, she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, affecting all limbs; she cannot […]

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Bespoke taxi link to aid Bude branch of charity

Trev’s Taxi now has cards in his cab with a QR code to take you to the Animal Free Research page, where you can find out more but also donate to the charity. If you are keen on keeping your support local to the SW, it is a bespoke donation […]

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Hearts for Healing

By Christine Constable: Hearts for Healing was begun by Anne Manning at the start of her cancer journey. She heard how helpful these heart-shaped cushions could be for those who had recently had mastectomies. They can be tucked under the arm to relieve underarm pain, pressure on the wound and […]

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Dad to cycle in memory of his son for RNLI

A year after taking up cycling, Phil Bindon is swapping his hard hat for a cycle helmet and riding 200 miles in memory of his son Mike to raise funds for the RNLI. Passionate fisherman Mike was just 23 when he was swept out to sea off the coast of […]

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More on that partnership between RNLI and Burts

75% of Brits are expecting to visit a UK beach or the coast between April and September 2021. The South West is set to be the most visited UK region for staycations this year, with one in seven (14%) of UK holidaymakers planning to visit the area. The majority (60%) […]

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Bude Lifeboat and Burts!

Yummy! Crisps. From Bude lifeboat FB page: The RNLI is thrilled to announce the exciting new partnership with Burts Snacks. Their Sea Salt and Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar crisp packs are getting a lifesaving rebrand to raise awareness of our work and help share our #FloatToLive water safety advice. […]

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Bude’s ‘Running Guardsman’ attempts world record to help ex-service personnel

On 18th June, Bude local, Richard Perkins, will be running from Lands’ End to John ‘o’ Groats in an attempt to break the current world record of 9 days and 2 hours. The record attempt has been approved by Guinness World Records. His aim is to not only go for […]

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Help Bude’s Leon raise funds for Chae

I’ve been asked to give this a share and am only too pleased to use the reach of Bude & Beyond to help out. On Leon’s Crowdfunding page, he writes: Recently, a very good friend of mine’s brother, Chae Jenkins, was diagnosed with a tumour on the brain. Incurable. In […]

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Supporting your local Samaritans branch

By Rob Leighfield:   If any of you or your friends want to fundraise for your local Samaritans branch that covers your area in July then you can sign up here www.Samaritans.org/samarathon You must remember to select North Devon and North Cornwall branch so we directly benefit (it costs £26000 […]

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Give back to the community with Bude Foodbank

From the Foodbank website: We’re calling on local businesses to join our ‘Businesses Backing Bude’ scheme. We’re looking for 12 companies to sign-up, paying £250 per month which will allow us to fund a new Family Support Worker post. Over the last 12 months, we’ve not only had to dramatically increase our […]

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Fundraiser to help popular paramedic, Mim, off to a flying start

In under 24 hours, over £11,000 has been raised in this Go Fund Me fundraiser set up by Dr Angus MacDonald and Charlotte Hicks. More is needed, so if you can donate to help paramedic Mim Uglow, no matter how large or small, please do so. Do read on to […]

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Deadline looming to apply for the Co-op local community fund

Many thanks to Tracey from Kilkhampton Co-op for reminding us about this fund for community groups. The Co-op website says: We want to help communities come together, co-operate and make a difference. If your project helps people access food, improves mental wellbeing or provides opportunities for young people, apply for […]

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Up for a virtual panto?

The end of lockdown as we know it has led to new steps in the fundraising direction by Bude’s group for Animal Free Research. They include a virtual pantomime to raise money and awareness by the ever-creative residential care home Nos Nom. Penny Baxter said: “’An Excuse for a Panto’ […]

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Bude Morrisons collection for Animal Free Research

Proactive Bude fundraisers for the charity Animal Free Research UK,  along with Bude Morrisons, are teaming up to mark the inaugural World Animal Free Research Day on 27th May as part of an ‘awareness week’. While it is also a fundraiser, in the hope that local people will give generously, […]

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Charity to alleviate hunger Police charity of the year

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Food Action (DCFA), which works with producers and supermarkets to redistribute surplus food to those in need, was selected as the Chief Constable’s Charity of the Year, after a poll across the Force. Run almost entirely by a volunteer workforce, the organisation […]

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