North Devon Animal Ambulance will be given a second ambulance today to deal with an increase in demand for its services.
The charity has had to spend thousands of pounds each week on veterinary care for all animals and pets that are either no longer wanted or their owners cannot afford the treatment
A Cornish charity is closer to being able to provide a much needed holiday home for children with life limiting illnesses.
A donor has pledged to give Ellie's Haven £100,000 IF the charity can match that amount.
The home has been named after Ellie Libby, who died when she was just 6-years-old. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
CHICKS offers holidays and a break for kids from around the UK who are living in poverty or who are suffering abuse .Read the full story ›
CHICKS has two retreats in the South West, one in St Austell and one in Tavistock. The aim is to give youngsters a chance to escape their home lives and make new friends. Many are referred through social workers or teachers.
For some of the kids, going on holiday with CHICKS allows them to experience the countryside and activities they would never normally take part in. For some it's the first time they have even seen a horse!
Nestled in the Cornish countryside is a charity that is quietly changing children's lives.
CHICKS offers holidays to kids around the UK who are living in poverty or who're suffering abuse.
It gives the children a chance to take a break and the first group went this week.
- 30,000 dance partners along the way
- 3 million dance steps by Ben alone
- 900 miles
- £40,000 raised for charity
- First ever John O'Groats-Lands End dance
35 year-old teacher Ben Hammond finally arrived in Lands End on Saturday 27 July after dancing from John O'Groats.
It’s just brilliant to have finally made it to Land’s End. It’s been a long road getting to this point but with the support of so many volunteers, dancers and donors it’s great that my 3 million dance steps across Britain have helped to raise the £40,000 target I set out to achieve for four important charities. Hopefully this money can go some way to help those in Burma who haven’t had the freedoms that many in the UK have, and the successful completion of the challenge can show what ordinary people can achieve when they set their mind (and feet) to it.
A teacher will finally finish dancing from John O'Groats to Land's End on Saturday.
Ben Hammond took on the rather bizarre challenge to raise awareness of human rights issues in Burma.
It's been quite an adventure for the energetic dancer, and one that very nearly cost him his life, as our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has been finding out: