Powderham hosts many events that support a number of different charities. We have also chosen two local charities for our Castle visitors to support if they wish to.

Veterans With Dogs

Veterans With Dogs

Veterans With Dogs was founded for the purpose of training fully accredited assistance dogs to help mitigate the symptoms of mental health difficulties for our Veterans and active-duty service members.

We produce highly effective assistance dog partnerships for mental health through our comprehensive training programme PALS.

Veterans who qualify through our programme have partnerships that they can depend on to help them recognise earlier the increasing symptoms of their difficulties.  The dogs are trained to intervene with interruptive behaviours to help their Veteran with emotional regulation, grounding, and to remain safe.

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The Cave at Teignmouth

The Cave Teignmouth

‘The Cave’ is a community music project in Teignmouth. The Cave is for creative musicians of all ages to use, offering high quality, affordable rehearsal space. The space also offers lessons, workshops and opportunities to learn more about musical equipment and advice on promotion and marketing. The name ‘The Cave’ is an apt name for the project as it was the second single release from Teignmouth band Muse and the name will be a reminder of what can be achieved and something for new bands to aspire to!

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2019 Charities:

City Community Trust: City Community Trust is Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity in partnership with Exeter City Football Club. With inspiring physical activity, education, health and wellbeing programmes for all members of the community, the spread of the work is growing all the time.

THAT Food Bank: Teignbridge Homeless Action Today (THAT) works to alleviate food poverty and help address the underlying issues to provide a positive outcome for people in the Teignbridge area. With tailored food and home packs put together with high quality products, they also provide packs for people without access to a cooker or kitchen equipment.

2018 Charities:

X-Plore Youth Group: X-Plore Youth Group provides a safe and empowering space for LGBTQ young people in Devon. X-Plore run two youth groups for young people in Devon who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or questioning (Q) their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Kenn Valley Young Farmers: Kenn Valley Young Farmers provides a way of young people socialising in the countryside. This still holds true, but YFC also now provides a way for young people to develop skills and much more.

2017 Charities:

The Mede: The Mede in Topsham runs a day club, as well as respite and a holiday bungalow for people with dementia and their carers, offering them care, love and support. 

Dawlish Gardens Trust: Dawlish Gardens Trust (DGT Devon) is a charity for people with learning disabilities, sensory and hidden impairments.  

2016 Charities:

Riding for the Disabled: Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is a way for people with disabilities to enjoy the experience of being with horses whilst gaining therapeutic exercise.

The Helen Foundation: The Helen Foundation was set up as a charitable trust in order to support the aspirations of young people who live in Teignbridge, especially those lacking financial support.