The Friends of Glendinning raise funds to support the Glendinning Academy in Newton Abbot a school for children aged from 7 to 19 with social interaction and communication needs including those on the Autism Spectrum.

RORY a Portugese Water Dog [PWD]  has been purchased by The Rotary Club of Newton Abbot. PWD’s are excellent for providing support to those with learning difficulties, mental health problems, to children with low self-esteem. Rory’s training will mean that he will be able to pick up cues both verbal and non-verbal from people and will know the kind of support that is required of him.

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Meadowside provides 24-hour permanent residential care for 11 adults with learning disabilities, many of whom also have physical disabilities and complex care requirements. Many residents have lived at the Home for over 30 years and they all live together as a family, in a fun, happy and caring environment.

Without regular grant funding it relies on local fundraising and donations to make improvements and repairs.

Sitting in the grounds is a brick-built hall, which has fallen into disrepair. To make the charity sustainable, with the help of the Rotary Club of Newton Abbot it hopes to convert the hall into a local care & respite centre, it has been established that there is a great need to give carers a centrally located venue for day care.



Providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions. Respite and short breaks for their families, emergency care & palliative care, given at three wonderful children's hospices; Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset, and Little Harbour in Cornwall.

30 years of creating memories to cherish 2021 is an incredibly special year for Children’s Hospice South West, as they mark 30 years since they were founded by Eddie and Jill Farwell in 1991. Since then, thousands of families with a seriously ill child have been welcomed through the hospice doors as part of their journey, finding a haven of care, support, and friendship.




This support group helps families with children and adults who have RTS.


RTS occurs in approximately 1-125,000.  It is a deficiency or translocation of chromosome sixteen and there is no known cure. The main aims of the group are to offer support to families and carers of those affected by Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome.

Charlie, Martin’s grandson has RTS and is the reason Charlies Trophy came about in 2013. Now aged 10 he is in primary school with his twin sister Evie but will be going to a special needs school next year.