Smiles all around at RD&E Charity launch

15 Jan 2020

There were smiles all around on Monday (13 January 2020) as the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust officially launched the RD&E Charity.

The event, kindly hosted by Arbuthnot Latham in Southernhay, Exeter, was well received with attendance from David Fursdon, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon; Peter Holland, the Lord Mayor of Exeter and a number of local business people.

Attendees were given the opportunity to hear more about the charity and how they will be able to get involved and support their local Trust. The RD&E Charity exists to raise money for a wide range of activities over and above what the NHS is able to provide to make a real difference to patients, their families and the amazing staff who treat them.

The charity’s new brand reflects the idea that people want to demonstrate their gratitude - whether that is through a smile or by donating money to the charity.

Suzanne Tracey, Chief Executive at the RD&E, said: “The event on Monday went extremely well and really established the rebrand of the RD&E Charity. This is a really positive move for the RD&E and I look forward to seeing the impact the charity will have on our patients, their families and our fantastic staff.”

Ian Roome, Head of Fundraising, said: “Monday night was a great success and we’re very much looking forward to continuing this momentum with our fundraising activities. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came and particularly Arbuthnot Latham for donating the venue and refreshments.”

If you would like to get involved or fundraise for the charity, please visit or call 01392 402040.



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