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During these strange and difficult times, it’s great to see our local businesses and communities coming together to help those in need and put a smile on everyone’s faces! From PPE equipment, to tasty treats and colourful gifts – these companies are doing fantastic work!

PPE equipment

Exeter Cathedral’s Company of Tapiser’s have been busy making scrubs for NHS workers, so far they’ve created 10 sets with 14 in progress! 

FabLab Devon has answered the call for urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment required by all NHS frontline staff. Part of Libraries Unlimited, the charity which runs Devon’s libraries on behalf of Devon County Council, FabLab Devon is 3D printing visor parts and reinforcements as part of a volunteer group led by Dr Rupa Chilvers, of Exeter based company Tangerine Bee. Batches of visor attachments are being dispatched to NHS staff in the local area. They will also be used by Devon County Council’s social care staff as they continue essential frontline work.

The Donkey Sanctuary have donated spare PPE equipment to local NHS staff.

Exeter Gin noticed the demand for hand sanitiser and created their very own, with the help from Exeter City Football Club to distribute them!

Tasty treats

Roly's Fudge gave our Exeter frontline workers including sweepers, grass cutters and bin changers a really sweet treat!

On the Waterfront have been delivering their delicious pizzas to NHS key workers, care homes and homeless charities.

Back over the Easter period, Crealy Adventure Park donated around 12,000 Easter eggs to local foodbanks and set up a competition with Radio Exe and gave away thousands more! The Donkey Sanctuary also found themselves with thousands of Easter eggs and kindly donated them to local foodbanks.

Darts Farm worked with the Exeter Foodbank to help create ‘Easter Tuck Boxes’ to give as a treat to families within the community that needed it around Easter, supported by local food and drink producers.

Lovely ideas

Bernaville Nurseries have donated some of their wonderful, colourful plants to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital to brighten up the wards and put smiles on patient’s and staff’s faces!

The Estuary League of Friends at Nancy Potter House are co-ordinating an organised group of volunteers to help with a number of jobs to help the welfare of those self-isolating in Topsham.

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum has put together activity packs including a small gift to those in need, with the help from Exeter City Community Trust to distribute them! 

As a part of their 75th anniversary, Ladram Bay are giving away 75 nights to NHS staff and their families at their site and their sister park Castle Brake! NHS workers were nominated over Facebook and Instagram and will be chosen in a draw for a no-cost holiday!


Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral roof top tour

Medieval cathedral. Fine example of Gothic Decorated style. Longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Image screen on West Front, Minstrels' Gallery and tombs. Expert guided tours, trails and activities for the family

Exeter Library
Arts & Heritage
Exeter Library Building

Exeter Library is the largest Library in Devon and is looked after by the charity Libraries Unlimited. We believe in the unlimited potential of library services across the UK to make a positive difference to people's lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to a wide array of information and facilities.

The Donkey Sanctuary
Animal Collection
The Donkey Sanctuary

Bring out the best in your herd and make memories that last a lifetime at The Donkey Sanctuary. Meet hundreds of adorable rescue donkeys for FREE and discover so much more besides.

Exeter Gin
Local Shop
Exeter Gin presented in a glass with ice and a lime

Winner of the award for Best Classic Gin at the Great British Food Awards 2020, Exeter's own premium gin is made in small batches and produced in a traditional copper still.

Exeter City FC
Sports Ground/Stadium
St James Park, home of Exeter City Football Club

St James Park, home of Exeter City Football Club who play in the EFL League One, the third tier of the English football leagues.

On The Waterfront
On the Waterfront, Exeter - taken from across the Quay

Perched on the edge of the historic Exeter Quayside, we are housed on the ground floor of a magnificent 19th century warehouse. This building and many like it nearby served the booming woollen industry of the mid 19th century.

Crealy Theme Park & Resort
Theme Park / Waterpark
Overhead shot of Crealy Theme Park

Discover award-winning family fun at Crealy Theme Park & Resort in Devon, home to over 60 rides and attractions, with spectacular entertainment, live shows, Sooty Land and animals galore.

Darts Farm Shopping Village
Buy Online
Darts Farm

Darts Farm is a vibrant, nationally award-winning Farm Shop based in the historic estuary town of Topsham, overlooking the beautiful Clyst Valley. A unique lifestyle shopping experience with a working farm at its heart, Darts Farm showcases the best food and drink the region has to offer and is home to a selection of handpicked specialist retailers. These include The AGA Shop, Fired Earth, Orange Tree, Cotswold, RSPB, Energy Hair and the Treatment Loft.

Bernaville Nurseries
Garden Centre
Aerial view of Bernaville Nurseries

Bernaville Nurseries is a large independent garden centre with a wide selection of quality plants, indoor and outdoor furniture, a comprehensive pet centre, gifts & interior decorations, a clothing department, restaurant & café and a huge seasonal Christmas display.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park
Holiday Village
Ladram Bay Beach

Award winning family owned Holiday Park with its own private beach, indoor heated swimming pool, full family entertainment, restaurants, cafe, and supermarket.



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