In our first show of the New Year we have plenty of news to share with you.
First of all we talk about our latest Travels Around The Bay when we visited Galmpton, Stoke Gabriel, Fishcombe Cove and then we went walking into Churston Woods as we wanted to create a video of the woods to showcase the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust crowdfunder to raise £5,000 for a replanting and regeneration programme in the Woods. Find out more here: Churston Woods
We then shine the spotlight on children who are leading the way in protecting and cleaning up the planet for the future. Today’s ocean pioneers are Charlie Hamilton Cooper (Charlie’s Quest to Save The Oceans), Elizabeth Gadsdon (The Little Collector – Wirral) and Lilly (Lilly’s Plastic Pick Up). In particular we highlight Lilly’s Global Beach Clean Up which has created to celebrate her 10th birthday on April 18th by leaving the planet cleaner.
We move onto local news and highlight volunteering opportunities for Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative, Moor Trees and Paignton Community Larder.
Our next feature comes courtesy of http://www.ododow.org, the interactive community map which holds detail of charities and community groups across the country who are offering help and support those in need. Each week we shine the spotlight on a project which is helping others. This week’s feature is Heritage Ability, a project working to improve accessibility at heritage places in the South West. To find out more visit Heritage Ability
Keeping with the theme of supporting people, we share an audio of a poem from Rowen Bridler who has set herself a January challenge entitled “Beat The January Blues”. She is doing a series of daily videos on her blog to help beat those blues and at the same time raise money for the charity MIND. To find out more Rowen Bridler. We go onto talk about the HOPE Programme from Torbay NHS & South Devon Foundation Trust which is a local initiative to support people with long term health conditions. More information can be found HOPE Programme
We finish the show by talking about the the challenge by the President of Rotary International, Ian Riseley, for every member of Rotary to plant a tree and change the environment for the better by Earth Day on April 22nd 2018. To find out more visit
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