Posts for Charity Fundraiser

Fundraiser for St Andrew’s, Stratton

Crowdfunding is having a busy time of it as people have to take to online donations during these strange times. Rebecca Barker has started a fundraiser for St Andrew’s. The target is £5000. So far, 6 supporters have raised £560. She says: Please consider a donation for St Andrew’s this […]

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Zumba fundraiser for the Food Bank

Lisa Wood has organised a fundraising Zumba lesson to raise money for our local Bude Foodbank. Here is her Crowdfunding page. If you would like to join in with low impact ZUMBA (suitable for all age groups) Lisa will be going Live on Facebook next Saturday at 10am, filming from […]

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Running for Talan’s Trust

Mike Tunney and Bude Rats who are running 24 hours for Talan’s Trust started at midnight last night and will be running until midnight tonight, on what would be Talan’s 23rd birthday. Talan Penny, a Bude boy, sadly died of rhabdomyosarcoma aged 19 in May 2017. This year, the charity […]

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When will we hear the St Michaels bells again?

By Tony Gurd: So many people have approached our church to ask: “when will we hear the bells again” and we absolutely understand … The Church bells regulate so many lives in Bude. Well, we have been working hard. We found some unnerving cracks in the Bell tower (or Bellcote […]

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Great British Beach Clean results as PPE hits the beaches

From the Marine Conservation Society: Like many events this year, the Great British Beach Clean, our annual flagship event, looked a little different. Our organisers downsized their beach cleans to small groups and enlisted friends, families and ‘bubbles’ to help clear beaches of litter and take part in the citizen […]

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Cancelled – Bude’s Christmas day swim

What has become a Bude institution has today been cancelled due to Covid-19. We are all sad about this but surely in total agreement with the decision. Bude Surf Life Saving Club announced: We are absolutely gutted to announce that there will be no Christmas Day Swim this year. Our […]

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The Pearl Bamford Community Garden

Budehaven Community School is soon to launch their fundraiser for The Pearl Bamford Community Garden. This will involve a series of events for pupils at the school to raise funds. More info is on the school’s news page. Pearl, a young woman who sadly died of hypothermia in Truro in […]

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Local mental health charity invites people to help lift spirits this Christmas

Mental health charity Devon Mind is proud to have teamed up with a renowned local singer-songwriter to launch ‘Home This Christmas’, a campaign which seeks to bring the community together and help people feel less isolated during this unique and challenging holiday season. The lead-up to Christmas can be one […]

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Help save Bude Toy Library

Help save Bude Toy Library! They now need your help, having set up a Crowdfunder to raise £1500 (they have raised £655 so far). You can watch their video here. : Bude Toy Library was set up by a group of local mums over 25 years ago and is currently run […]

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Rewards for Frontline Heroes

Check out this new website Rewards for Frontline Heroes. As Covid-19 numbers rise, as parts of the country are on the verge of lockdown, and as numbers requiring hospital treatment once again rise for the second wave, it is those on the emergency services’ frontline who are taking the risks […]

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Government to donate to mental health charities

Inspired by ITV’s Help Our Helplines campaign, the Government is donating £1 million to charities across the country through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, administered by Mind. The donation will be announced during the final episode of hit ITV programme Britain’s Got Talent, airing tonight. The extra £1 million […]

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80-year-old Bude woman tries tandem skydiving for charity

The last few months have been an uncertain time for us all, but this hasn’t stopped 80-year-old Ann Maskell from Bude as one of the first things she did after the national lockdown was book a tandem skydive. Well done to her for her keen sense of adventure.   For […]

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2-minute Foundation crowdsourcing for a forest

Internationally recognised Bude-based charity, The 2 Minute Foundation, has launched a new campaign to plant and grow a forest of UK native trees in Cornwall. “We’re all about tidying up the planet 2 minutes at a time. Part of that, we think, is to help the planet to heal. Planting […]

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Bude’s Atlantic Rise residents raise £500 for RNLI

When, due to Covid-19, Bude’s lifeboat weekend was cancelled, the residents of Atlantic Rise retirement complex in Bude decided to hold their own lifeboat day to raise funds for the RNLI. Bude’s lifeboat weekend is usually held over August bank-holiday weekend with the main event, Lifeboat Day, taking place on […]

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Jordan’s Great British Paddle

Some people simply do things too awesome to even begin to contemplate. On Sunday 26th July 2020, Jordan Wylie (36) from Blackpool, Lancashire left the Essex shores in an attempt to be the first person in the world to Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) around Great Britain, a complete circumnavigation of over […]

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