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Exeter mum raises thousands for the ward which cares for her son


An Exeter mum has smashed her £2,000 fundraising target to raise money for a ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E), which has cared for her son all of his life.

Melanie Peck’s 22-month-old son, Will, was born with Pallister Hall syndrome, a rare genetic disease which means that he suffers from seizures, breathing difficulties and other complications. This has resulted in 13 hospital admissions since he was born, sadly including both Christmases and his first birthday.


Posted on: 4 August 2020 | Posted in: 2020 Jul-Dec

#HelpUsHelpYou: support your NHS staff by donating to their fund

We have launched a new appeal #HelpUsHelpYou to support our NHS staff at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital during this vital time. As you are aware during this Coronavirus pandemic, our wonderful NHS staff are working extremely hard to keep everyone safe and well. It is with this in mind that we know many of these key workers will need extra support. We want to be able to provide those NHS staff who need it with meal packages and essential items to keep them going, we also aim to provide a temporary dedicated rest area where there will be refreshments available.


#HelpUsHelpYouWe are all in this together, please help us give thanks back to our wonderful NHS staff during this unprecedented time.


Donate now via Virgin Money Giving.

Newcourt House bake sale for RD&E Charity is a success


Huge thank you to Rachel, driver of the RD&Es Newcourt Shuttle Bus, for organising a bake sale on Monday 17 February.


It raised an amazing total of 91.22 for the RD&E Charity!


Thank you to Rachel and the team!


Posted on: 27 February 2020

Exeter 10k: Thanks to everyone who ran and raised money for the RD&E Charity


A massive thank you to everyone who ran the Exeter 10k run yesterday and raised money for the RD&E Charity. It was a great success and our amazing runners also won the team award!


Congratulations to Devin for achieving the fastest female and completing the race in an amazing time of 38 minutes and 46 seconds!


Well done to everyone that took part in the race, it was lovely to see so many smiling faces.


Our next running event for the RD&E Charity will be the Exmouth Half Marathon on Sunday 26 April. For more details or to sign up, please visit the Eventbrite page.


Posted on: 25 February 2020

Parents of sick or premature babies to receive care packages


Care packages filled with essential items for parents of premature or poorly babies have been donated to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, thanks to Louie’s Helping Hand.


Louie’s Helping Hand was set up by Matt and Bexy Corbett, from Exeter, in memory of their son Louie, who was born 15 weeks early and sadly passed away at just four days old. Following their experience, Matt and Bexy decided that they wanted to produce boxes full of essential items for parents whose baby was either being transferred to another hospital or moved to a neonatal unit.


Posted on: 23 January 2020

Smiles all around at RD&E Charity launch


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.


Posted on: 15 January 2020

Raising money - and smiles - with the RD&E Charity


Patients and staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are set to benefit from the RD&E Charity which officially launches this evening (13 January 2020).


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.


Posted on: 13 January 2020

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