Every year, Drake Circus supports four chosen charities with any fundraising and events they would like to hold in the centre. This year we are supporting Macmillan, Plymouth MIND, Children's Hospice South West and Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home.
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.
Plymouth MIND is a mental health charity which operates from two adjoining buildings to promote positive mental wellbeing, as well as improving the quality of lives for those with mental health problems. MIND also offers training for individuals looking to learn more about mental health, as well as businesses looking to train their staff. As a charity, the work of the dedicated staff, volunteers and students covers Plymouth, South Hams, West Devon, North Cornwall and Caradon.
Children’s Hospice South West
Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) aim is to make the most of short and precious lives. The charity has been providing care for children with life limiting and life-threatening conditions for over 25 years. CHSW provides care and professional family support services at their three hospices in the south west including Little Harbour in St Austell. CHSW offers families short breaks, palliative care, respite, a sibling service, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed.
Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home
The dedicated Gables staff and volunteers provide care for approximately 1,000 cats and dogs every year, with 82 kennels and 81 cat pens in total. Gables has 11 acres, with outdoor paddocks and paddling pools for the dogs to run around and cool off, as well as indoor pens and outdoor runs for every cat. There is a strict non-euthanasia policy, so they never give up on finding an animal their forever home!
Throughout the year, we will be working with our four charities on lots of events and fundraising so make sure you come down and say hello!