Below are the 7 charity nominations for PlymTwest 2011. Please take your time to read about each one of them and leave a comment on the page of your favourite, explaining why you think they should be our chosen charity.
|The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer is a registered charity and the only local prostate cancer charity in Devon and Cornwall. They are based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and concentrate on providing equipment, treatment, nurses and awareness of this disease within their local communities.||The Friends of Devils Point Park is a newly formed community group, and is not large enough to currently have to register as a charity. Devil’s Point Park is located at the mouth of the River Tamar overlooking Plymouth Sound and Mount Edgcumbe. It is one of the most important parks in Britain due to its historic role as the place where British war fleets and sea expeditions have been seen off and welcomed home by their loved ones standing on the Point.||Hospital Radio Plymouth provides 24/7 entertainment to the patients of Derriford Hospital through their radio station and the wider community through their Showstage facilities. Every member of Hospital Radio Plymouth is a volunteer, with skills covering presentation, production, engineering and administration.|
|Jeremiah’s Journey is a Plymouth based registered charity 1078077 that offers support and information to children and their families who have experienced or are anticipating the death of someone special. Over the last year they have seen nearly 200 children and their families and are the only service in the city that offers this level of support.||Operation Emotion is a community group, and is not large enough to currently have to register as a charity. They were set up by the survivors of one of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles. Following their ordeal and the subsequent trial, they felt that there was a huge lack of support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.||The Operation Henry Trust is a registered charity that offers support to sufferers of Pancreatic Cancer and their families in the Ivybridge and Plymouth areas. The Trust seeks to meet the basic needs of pancreatic cancer sufferers in order to alleviate the stress of facing a terminal prognosis.|
|Plymouth Music Zone is a registered charity and a dynamic community organisation working with some of the city’s most vulnerable children and young people. Its mission is to make a real difference to people’s lives by providing high quality music-making opportunities for young people and training for adults.|