Our Fabulous Fundraisers

Here are some examples of how we raise funds – Can you help us? do you have a talent or an idea (knitting, sewing, swimming, running, head shaving or anything…) for your own fundraiser? we would love to hear from you and happy to receive your donation!


We are so grateful for the £1,500 to PORT-ER raised by the Salcombe coastal marathon in 2017 – it is so amazing to have such year on year funding for PORT-ER from this event and for the South West Coastal Path Association. Check out this lovely film about the event

Find out more at  http://salcombecoastalmarathon.blogspot.co.uk/


Our thanks go to Slaters Menswear and Formal Hire for their donation of £100 Gift vouchers to be used for any charity events. We will put these to good use as a raffle prize at our patient information day on 3 December 2016. Since the theme is comfort function and appearance we thought this was a very appropriate prize! Slaters has 24 large stores around the country.

salcombe coastal marathon 2016

Our Trustee Stewart Bondi and organiser for the Salcombe Coastal Marathon again supported PORT-ER with funds raising £1000 for PORT-ER at this fantastic event on 30 April 2016. News about this popular event can be found at http://salcombecoastalmarathon.blogspot.co.uk. Check out the wonderful scenery and the runners and walkers in this video.

Click on this link for the Provisional Results 2016 Salcombe Coastal Marathon 5 May 16

Anonymous donation

Thank you so much to the person who donated £100 to us in notes in an envelope addressed to PORT-ER. We were very touched by your kind donation!


Once again we have Colette Defoe to thank for donations surrounding her latest chanel swim attempt. Colette used her swimming talent for the benefit or our charity and we would like to say a big “thank you” for such a big effort. You can find out how it went by visiting www.virginmoneygiving.com/ColetteDefoe. One of our first small grants went to support an amputee swimming group to access a local pool and so Colette’s attempt was very interesting for us and our supporters! Colette we think you are amazing!

salcombe coastal marathon 2015

Stewart Bondi with some of the paritipants

Stewart Bondi, PORT-ER Trustee & organiser, with some of the participants of the 2015 marathon.

The event, held on 2 May 2015, saw both runners and walkers achieve 26.2 miles with an ascent of 4,500 feet. The event was organised by Stewart Bondi who is also a PORT-ER Trustee, and was registered with the Fell Runners Association. We are immensely grateful for a donation of £1000 raised from the event. This sum will go directly as a grant from PORT-ER to 500 miles to further support the “Burn injuries and disability project”, Malawi. (See projects page for more information).

This was more than a marathon, with shorter courses and walking options available, meaning people of different fitness levels and abilities could take part. Well done to the fastest completion times (tbc) which were:

Marathon Course: Tom Bentley-Taylor, M40, 4:00; Matt Clist, M21, 4:08; Danny Painter, M40, 4:10; Eleanor Wood, W50, 4:32; Vikki Thompson, W21, 4:32; Anne-Marie Lueb, W40, 4:36 (Netherlands).

Half (14+ miles): Andy Richards, M40, 1:49; Tim Flint M21, 1:50; Andrew Rollanson, M21, 1:50; Celia Mills, W40, 2:20; Sarah Andrews, W40, 2:45; Catherine Hilton, W40, 2:55; Noel Gould, M80, 5:45.

Please see a video by clicking here

Colin Edwards with one of our Easter chicks who came along!

Colin Edwards with one of our Easter chicks who came along!


Trustees Colin Edwards & Heidi Farress took part

Trustees Colin Edwards & Heidi Farress took part


Thanks to Clyst St Mary Post Office in Devon who had a collecting pot for PORT-ER and it brought in £12.79.

craft friends 

DSC_0494The run up to Easter 2015 has been busy for Diana Corrick and Mel Wade who have been knitting chicks for sale for PORT-ER. Each chick is unique and holds a chocolate egg. It is great that PORT-ER can benefit from the talents of knitters.  Hand made in Devon, the chicks have proved popular for gifts for adults and children alike.

charity DINNER 2014 IN Exeter

On the 21st June 2014 Port-er held its latest annual charity dinner. It was a superb Fine Dining Experience created by Michael Caines and his team at Abode, the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter. View the wonderful menu that was served on the evening and enjoyed by everyone.

Thanks to all our guests we raised Michael Cainesa stunning total of £8418.25.
We would like to make special mention of the following substantial donations:

£300 from Western Truck Rental

£1000 from Foot Anstey and

£600 from Williams F1.

In addition, a presentation of a donation of £600 from the Salcombe Coastal Marathon 2014 was made by Stewart Bondi, PORT-ER Trustee and organiser of the marathon..

We are very grateful for these and all donations (including any gift aid).

This was the last event organised by our popular CEO Diana Corrick who has reluctantly left the charity due to ill health.  She requested that all funds raised on the evening went to benefit a project in Lilongwe, Malawi to support children and adults disabled by burn injuries.


Glasgow dinner PORT-ER Nov 2013Thanks to our guests we raised £1,282 at our Glasgow charity dinner on Saturday 9th November 2013. The funds will go towards our Mobility Matters activities and we hope to be able to offer more grants in February 2013 to help support developments in prosthetics and orthotics. 34 dinner guests enjoyed an intimate dinner and live music. Our CEO, Diana Corrick was presented with an award for Limb Loss Champion 2013 from the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group. Diana received her award from Wallace Currie who attended with his wife Margaret. Our Chair of Trustees Sandra Sexton gave a presentation on the work of PORT-ER explaining the need for development in the UK and in developing countries.

Firework hash 

Friends of Trustee runner (hasher!) Colin Edwards raised £173 on Monday 4 November at a firework hash in Devon. Thank you hashers. On on.

Colette’S channel SWIM ATTEMPT.

We were very impressed with Colette Defoe’s attempt to swim the channel for PORT-ER! Colette’s September swim challenges included sea sickness and avoiding  hazards like hypothermia, jellyfish, debris and up to 600 tankers and 200 ferries daily. Colette managed about 14 miles out of 21 miles and we think that is a great achievement. You can still sponsor Colette by visiting www.virginmoneygiving.com/ColetteDefoe.

Salcombe coastal marathon 2013

Stewart Bondi at the Salcombe Coastal Marathon 2013

Stewart Bondi at the Salcombe Coastal Marathon 2013

Thanks to the Salcombe Coastal Marathon which raised £750 for PORT-ER on 4th May 2013. The event was organised by our Trustee Stewart Bondi. The beautiful coastal scenery was captured by Stewart’s great photography. More details about the event can be found at this link

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ducks smallDiana Corrick and Mel Wade used their knitting talents to make these lovely Easter chicks which they sold for £1 each and helped to boost PORT-ER funds.

CHARITY DINNER MARCH 2013  IN EXETER: An Evening with Michael Caines, PORT-ER’s Patron

We are very pleased to be able toMichael Caines announce that the Charity Dinner on Saturday 2 March 2013 gave us a total surplus of £3,966.31. The constant message during the evening was “keep up the good work”. We would like to thank all who contributed in any way. The event took place at Abode, Exeter, in the company of celebrity chef and patron Michael Caines MBE with wonderful food and wine together with an auction by Scott Gray of Clive Emson Auctioneers and table magic by Matt the Magician.


£782 was raised by PORT-ER Trustee and volunteer Melanie Wade who shaved her head on 11 August she said “PORT-ER” means a lot to me and I am a little crazy!”.  Mel, in this pic we think your hairstyle was like Rihanna! But you kept going ‘til it was all gone!!! The money helped Mel to attend an Institute of Fundraising course for the benefit of PORT-ER. Mel is using her new skills to help us raise more funds. If you would like to help us raise money contact Mel on mel@port-er.co.uk.


£861.72 was raised by Phyllis and  Roger Austin who cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End. Roger lost his arm in an accident 33 years ago. What a great effort – Thank you!


When Matt Corrick 16, wanted to support PORT-ER he went straight to the top – asking his college Headmaster for a fundraising mufti day.  Two local charities were supported on the day each receiving £743.47.


Clarke Willmott and 12 Kings Bench Walk Chambers held an Amputation Training Day at the end of May. The training day was aimed at treatment and care providers plus personal injury and clinical negligence members of the legal profession. There were a number of speakers including Colin Edwards who completed the 630 mile challenge run on the South West Coastal Path in 2011 and raised funds for PORT-ER.

Clarke Willmott asked delegates attending the training day to make a donation to PORT-ER.More information about Clarke Willmott can be found at www.claimssolicitoruk.co.uk