Shaldon Branch – Cancer Research

The Shaldon branch of Cancer Research UK was started in 2000 and has been extremely active raising well on the way to £200,000 almost entirely within Shaldon.



We have a large committee of dedicated volunteers who hold coffee mornings as well as house-to-house collections in April, an Open Gardens event in June, and a Strawberry Tea in July. Various other events throughout the year contribute to an annual total in the region of £10,000  The development of new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer has enabled survival rates to double in the last forty years.




The Martin Gallery

Please remember to visit the Martin Gallery, our converted phone box in Palk Close, Ringmore which continues to sell paperbacks throughout the year. Nia and Mary’s inspirational idea and ongoing dedication to sharing the written word has raised many thousands of pounds for us.



Open Gardens – June 11th/ 12th 2022

Our annual Open Gardens event will take place on June 11th and 12th 2-5pm.
The gardens will range from large to small, some on the level, some up the hill. Half of this year’s gardens will not have been open before. There will be teas, cakes, raffles, gift stalls etc.
Tickets are £5 available in advance from Bradleys or the Village Store.  On Saturday 11th tickets will be available from the Candlestick Makers (next door to the butchers) and on Bridge Road opposite St Peter’s Church. On Sunday 12th tickets will be on sale at the Candlestick Makers and St Peter’s Church porch.

Update 19th June 2022 – Open Gardens raised £2,750, our best result so far. Many thanks to all our garden owners, cake bakers, tea servers and of course our visitors.


Sponsored Abseil – September 11th 2021

At 12.20pm on Saturday 11th September 2021, in aid of Shaldon Branch, Austin Hobbs’ son Simon is abseiling down the 418 foot high tower which was once a lift testing facility. It’s the world’s highest static abseil in an iconic building in the centre of Northampton.
Simon tried to persuade Austin to join him but so far has not been successful.

If you would like to sponsor Simon’s abseil (and Austin to stay at home), please go to the CR UK Giving page or leave a donation at Bradley’s Estate Agents.

Update Sunday 19th October :
Well done Simon, the total raised so far online, plus gift aid, plus donations at Bradley’s is £900. And thank you Austin for thinking of us at Shaldon Branch.


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