Every year, Drake Circus supports four chosen charities with any fundraising and events they would like to hold in the centre. For 2020/21 we are supporting Macmillan, Andy's Man Club, Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services and Woodside Animal Welfare Trust.
If you or someone you know is affected by cancer, the Mustard Tree Macmillan Information and Support Centre offers high quality information and support in a comfortable environment. This is done through a variety of services including consultations with support staff, counselling, education sessions and workshops and situation-specific support, e.g. health and fitness, hair loss. Whatever cancer throws your way, Macmillan are right there with you, for help and support to help you live life as fully as you can. Contact Macmillan on 0808 808 00 00 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm.
Andy's Man Club was established in 2016 after the tragic loss of Andrew Roberts 23 to suicide. Andy's Man Club facilitates at present 28 clubs across the UK and Scotland averaging about 900 men a week. Our sessions are on every Monday 7pm except bank holidays. We have no referral process, signing in or no charge to attend a group. Any man as long as they are over 18 can turn up to any one of our sessions.
At Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (PDAS), we provide practical, non-judgemental support, advice and protection for all victims of domestic abuse. We offer a wide range of help to individuals and families in the Plymouth area, including confidential advice, one-to-one and group support sessions, and a refuge. Whether you are in the process of leaving a relationship, wish to stay or have left, we can help. You have the right to feel safe.
Woodside has been serving the local community for over 40 years. It takes in 19 different species of pets from cats and dogs to rodents and livestock. The ultimate aim is to find loving forever homes for these animals, however should this not be possible due to age, medical issues or behavioural problems the animals will often be offered sanctuary at Woodside and become a resident or long stayer. Woodside have over 30 resident animals currently living on site, and work does not stop at the sanctuary it continues in the community. We have a welfare team that is out in the community at least twice a week, offering assistance, educating on animal welfare and supporting those who are most vulnerable and/or deprived. We assist in the neutering of animals for those on any benefit or with a provable low income which has undoubtedly helped see the drop in unwanted litters in the city. We are delighted to work within Plymouth and the surrounding areas, and are lucky to have so many amazing animal lovers out there that support us along our way.