Posts for Charity Fundraiser

Bude Seapool Channel Challenge

Calling all swimmers! Up to 15 teams will swim the distance of the English Channel in Bude Sea Pool. Teams from 2 to 22 are invited to register for this annual event. Homemade cakes and soup are the main draw here, as well as the swim of course! Can you […]

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Anyone got somewhere to pitch a tent?

From Angus Crosbie: On 21st July, me and two friends are setting off on a 547-mile walk around the South West for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. We are attempting to walk 547 miles in just 31 days, armed only with […]

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2 Minute charity shop opens at Crooklets

Yesterday, the 2 Minute Charity Shop on Crooklets Beach, Bude was opened close to Rosie’s Cafe. “From trash to treasure” is the theme.   Diverted from landfill clobber, waste-free swaps, books and beach art, you can find all sorts of treasures. They are open daily from 11-4. All their own branded […]

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Bude animal-free Covid-research fundraiser for Exeter Uni

Angie Burke of Animal Free Bude has set up a Just Giving page to support animal-free Covid research (a test to check how much active virus is present/ level of infectiousness). Can you help raise the remaining £879.14 needed to hit the £30k target? Can you arrange a coffee morning? […]

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Supporting NSPCC’s forthcoming Childhood Day

A mother whose young son was sexually abused by a teenager has opened up for the first time about her family’s horrifying ordeal in order to help raise funds so that the NSPCC can help more children and young people. The children’s charity is facing a significant shortfall in funding, […]

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Fundraiser for Bude Foodbank

This fundraiser comes from Budehaven Community School, but you can all join in to raise vitally needed funds for people in Bude. Our aim is simple. We want to raise at least £1000 for the Bude Foodbank to support families in need within our community. Here’s the fundraising page if […]

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Mandy needs your help on her trek for Alzheimer’s

Mandy Sillifant is doing a 26-mile trek on Dartmoor in August to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. The Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. They say: Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and […]

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Virtual sprint for seals at Cornish sanctuary

Around Bude, we are used to hearing about the Cornish Seal Sanctuary as each year a number of rescued seals are sent there to recover from a battering in the sea, but, the charity is struggling right now. It costs the charity £23,000 a month to feed, provide daily care, […]

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Lexi’s big hair cut for schoolfriend as St Petroc’s closes Key Stage 2

This was sent in by Louise, Lexi’s Gran. She said:  I hope you don’t mind me sending the video made by my beautiful, caring granddaughter. This was completely her idea (I’m nervous about her cutting her lovely hair). Here is Lexi’s video. As you can see, lovely Lexi has a […]

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What happened when Ellie worried about the Cornish seals

  Well done to Ellie Cheeseman, who just goes to prove that the amazing community spirit and desire to help start young. Anyway, well done to Ellie on a remarkable achievement.   Ellie was worried about all the seals at the Cornish seal sanctuary being cared for, as the sanctuary […]

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Update on the Sea Pool sluice gates

From Friends of Bude Sea Pool:   The heavy wooden sleepers on the sluice gates at Bude Sea Pool have collapsed. They were held in place by a metal frame which has distorted over time releasing the wooden sleepers. Bude Sea Pool is now empty at low tide. At mid […]

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Bereaved Dad’s 205-mile lockdown bike ride for charity

  From Children’s Hospice South West.   A 71-year-old Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) supporter who has ‘done it all for the charity’ is set to take on what could be his biggest challenge yet – without even leaving his house! Bereaved dad Rick Dean, from Bude, has run and walked […]

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Liz’s head shave for Bude Foodbank

Wow, amazing work from Liz Page. From a lovely full head of delightfully curly hair, Liz has bravely had her curls shaved off to help raise funds for Bude Foodbank. She does look great though with her new lockdown haircut … but I couldn’t bear to do it! She’s still […]

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Fundraiser for teenage mental health in memory of Tom

By Dawn Robinson:   Looked on Twitter a few minutes ago and saw a dreadful thread about someone (a vulnerable young male) being bullied. Social media can be a cruel weapon in the arsenal of bullies. I won’t use the term ‘keyboard warrior’ because it is undeserved glorification; there’s no […]

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Driveway fundraiser for Sue’s wildlife rescue

Paul Crum is walking up and down his drive to raise money for Born to Be Wild, Sue Gear’s wildlife rescue. Paul is walking a marathon on his drive , bless him,  and says: I was walking 26 miles every day for 5 days this May for the veteran’s charity […]

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