Sat 8th December 2018

Plymouth University Archery Club Competition in aid of HDA

Archers from across the south west peninsular will be gathering at Lipson Community College for an Archery competition. Raffle and Bake sale, proceeds to HDA and Plymouth Uni Archery Club.

Morning and afternoon schedule plus finally a shoot out between the best competitors.  10:30am – 8:00pm

Donations welcome on the day or Just Giving

Thanks to UPAC Archers for their kind support

Help with Movements disorders – Torbay

HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) is a six week, FREE programme which helps people to focus more on themselves as a person, not as a health condition. It aims to boost self-confidence and resilience, helping people to cope better emotionally, psychologically and practically. The course works by recognising that people have many assets of their own and by bringing groups of people experiencing similar issues together, the group: support, befriend and enable each other to develop the confidence and self-belief that they can improve their lives.

We have a course which will be commencing on the 7th November 2018 aimed at people living with movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s/Parkinsonism, MS and Huntington’s Disease. Please find the details of the course below:


The course will take place each week from 1:30pm-4pm at Chelston Hall Surgery, Old Mill Road, Chelston, Torquay, TQ2 6HW.

Please could you spread the word? There are still spaces left!

If you need any more information etc. please feel free to give me a ring on 01803 210493 or email:

Olivia Weight

Zip Wire & Pasty Challenge done!

The cream of Devon met the jam of Cornwall at Adrenaline Quarry to experience the thrills of the zip wire once more….

Intrepid members of both county branches met up under the guidance of SHDA Charles Whaley to raise awareness and raise funds for the county branches.

All participants were awarded a Certificate & Pasty, and it was good to link up with our opposite numbers across the Tamar.

Charles said “Overall I think it should be around £2000 collected across Cornwall and Devon donations, when all is collected in. Money going direct to Cornwall, and Devon Branches and HDA HQ, some via Just Giving.”



Thanks to all the families, friends and supporters who came to enjoy the Barbecue afternoon at Silverton, and special thanks for our hosts Richard & Ann.  The event raised £419.72 to help families in the county.  Here are a few photos of the day.

Lights Up!

Thanks to Plymouth City Council for arranging for Smeaton’s tower to be lit up for awareness week in Pink/Green, rotating every 5 seconds.  I don’t know what the ancient mariners make of it – is it port? Is it starboard?

It seems they might also have dressed the Pavilions up for us as well!