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The Shoutout Section

Here you will find links to some of our friends in charity, social enterprise and business across the UK.

Please contact us anytime if you would like us to champion a cause or business. 

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Shout Out To Great Causes And Great People

Champions of great people and great causes and great initiatives

Independent businesses and Entrepreneurs

We support every good cause we possibly can through donations and active participation.

We are developing this town by town, city by city and into the heart of every community.

A message from John..

I started JR Pat Testing in 2014 as a one-man band. Over the years the business has grown into a national company, providing PAT and other core compliance services. We also deliver E-Learning in over 100 accredited courses covering a wide range of subjects from Fire Marshalling to Mental Health Awareness, Social Media, and Business Development.

 
I am delighted with our Shout Out Community section on our website where we Shout Out about great causes, enterprises, charities, and people. We welcome any groups, individuals and SME’s who would like us to champion them.
 
My proudest moment is every day when I talk with my team and thank my lucky stars I am working with such wonderful people. I am also so lucky to have such a great army of engineers all over the country. 
 
I sincerely appreciate you all.
 
Best Regards John
Be Champions

We want you to feel empowered and become champions. Be Champions is the platform created to help you reach your full potential and express yourself. With various resources, mentorships, self-belief programming, and team building activities, we strive to provide a safe and inspiring place for individuals and groups in sports, business or education. Our goal is for everyone to find inspiration within themselves so they can inspire those around them.

Centrepoint

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity and we’re campaigning to end youth homelessness by 2037! Centrepoint is a safe space for young people to build an independent future. We provide the expert support and secure housing that young people need to reclaim their dreams and have a future beyond homelessness.

Oxfam

Oxfam is a global community of people who believe in a kinder, and radically better world, where everyone has the power to thrive not just survive. We believe we can overcome poverty by fighting the injustices and inequalities that fuel it. Our vision is of a kinder, fairer world – a world less divided by borders, money, race or gender. From constantly improving safeguarding policies, to installing solar lights that make refugee camps more secure, to training our staff around the world – we are committed to creating a safer Oxfam

Mind

Even though 1 in 4 people have mental health problems, most of us don’t get the help we need. This has to change. We’re Mind and we fight for mental health. For support, for respect, for you. We change minds across England and Wales by making mental health an everyday priority. By standing up to the injustices – in healthcare, in work, in law – which make life harder for those of us with mental health problems. We support minds – by offering help whenever you might need it through our information, advice and local services.

WWF

We’re WWF, the leading global environmental charity, and we’re bringing our world back to life. With nature in freefall, we’re urgently tackling the underlying causes that are driving the decline, and we’re finding solutions so future generations have a world with thriving habitats and wildlife. It’s a huge challenge, but if we all act together, there is hope.

The Prince's Trust

At The Prince’s Trust, we believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed, no matter their background or the challenges they are facing. We help young people from disadvantaged communities and those facing the greatest adversity by supporting them to build the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn. 

Help for Heroes

We are a charity that help the Armed Forces community live well after service.

Life can be tough when a military career comes to an end, especially if it has been cut short by illness or injury.

Overnight, people lose not only their job, but also a support network that is like family.

There are many ways we help veterans, their relatives, serving personnel, and people who worked alongside the UK military.

We help people with their physical and mental health needs, and a range of welfare issues.

British Liver Trust

The British Liver Trust is the only UK charity supporting adults with liver disease and liver cancer.

We empower patients through provision of guidance and information about treatments, living with liver disease, preparing for transplant, or life post-transplant. We have a liver nurse-led helpline, an online peer to peer support forum and over 30 trusted guides and booklets available for free on our website. We run hundreds of patient support groups every year, both online and face to face.   

Our work with key stakeholders, raising awareness and campaigning for improved prevention and early detection of liver damage seeks to address the UK liver health crisis and save lives.

Over 90% of liver disease is preventable; our Love Your Liver campaign includes a focused Love Your Liver month every January, and ‘high street health checks’ with our mobile screening and scanning unit, offering free liver scans for the public, in towns and cities across the UK.

Our helpline and online support groups are a lifeline for patients and families as we face the current NHS crisis, and our services are needed now more than ever.   

Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We’re working to revolutionise the way we treat, diagnose and prevent dementia. But we will not stop there. With your support, we will keep going until every person is free from the heartbreak of dementia. We exist for a cure.

Libraries Unlimited

Founded in 2016, Libraries Unlimited is the charity which runs the public library service in Devon and Torbay serving a population of around 1.1 million. 

We have a year-round programme of cultural events and activities, support for local businesses and entrepreneurs, wellbeing initiatives and educational provision.   

We are commissioned by Devon County Council and Torbay Council, and drawing extra support from a variety of funders, partners, and collaborators.  

Libraries are one of the few remaining free community spaces committed to promoting inclusivity and reducing inequality. We tackle many fundamental issues that our communities face today, including education and social inequalities, skills gaps, loneliness and isolation.  In less than seven years we’ve brought ideas, imagination, knowledge and creativity to more than 97,000 people across Torbay and Devon

We provide free essential services, including: warm-banks in winter, unique reading challenges to combat the literacy gap, IT support, work clubs, a ‘Home Library’ service for those who are housebound, and wellbeing events and groups including Sensory sessions, menopause cafes, dementia cafes, wellbeing and walking groups and conversation classes for refugees. 

Our libraries are so much more than books – they are dynamic and active, supporting their local communities in as many ways as possible. Whether through baby weigh facilities, work clubs or knit and natter groups – we’re here, and we’re free to all. With your support, we will continue to tackle fundamental issues that our communities face today, including education and social inequalities, skills gaps, loneliness, and isolation.

Trauma Informed Schools UK

Not for profit organisation providing cutting edge Trauma and Mental Health Informed training and support for schools, communities and organisations to ensure the well-being of children and adults.

Babbacombe Theatre

Most theatres today need a subsidy to survive, but the Babbacombe Theatre does not receive one. Despite being probably the only unsubsidised theatre in the West Country, and not eligible for Lottery funding, we are very proud of its continued success and its current status of being Tripadvisor’s Number One theatre in Devon.
However, in its exposed cliff-top position the fabric of the building needs constant attention and we are now asking our patrons to help us restore and maintain the building to ensure the future of the theatre by asking you to make a voluntary donation. Thank you!

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Wet Wheels Torbay

Wetwheels Torbay is designed to enable every disabled person, including those with profound and complex disabilities, the chance to experience the excitement of powerboating without boundaries. Wetwheels Torbay is fully accessible – not just giving you the chance to be a passenger, but to also take the helm as the skipper – everybody gets the chance to drive

Exeter Phoenix

Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue in the heart of Exeter’s city centre. A registered charity, dedicated to delivering a broad range of high quality creative and cultural opportunities to our community, we host hundreds of events, performances and opportunities every year. With a programme bursting at the seams with live music, theatre, cinema, contemporary visual art, dance, comedy, creative courses, classes and workshops, family events, community festivals and more – we aim to offer something for everyone

St Nicholas Priory

Founded in 1087, St Nichoals Priory is the oldest building in the city of Exeter. It was originally used as a monastery by monks of the Benedictine order who stayed there for over five centuries. Sold by The Crown following the dissolution of the order by King Henry VIII, the property was then purchased by Robert Mallet who leased it out as a prestigious townhouse. The estate passed into the ownership of a religious institution again in 1775 when it was taken over by the Roman Catholic Mission. Restored to reflect much of its original splendour, the Priory is now a Grade 1 listed building and recognised heritage site.

Now run by Exeter Historic Buildings Trust (EHBT), St Nicholas Priory has now been made accessible to the public to visit. You can explore the priory for free on Sundays and Mondays, and thy run many events throughout the year. You can also book a private tour or a school visit, and you can even get married here.

FIND OUT MORE (https://nicholaspriory.com/)

As a registered charity, EHBT relies on donations to continue to keep the building open for the public to enjoy.  

DONATE HERE (https://nicholaspriory.com/donate/)

 

St. Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter, Devon EX4 3BL

Registered charity number: 1054232

Life in the Non-League

A documentary produced by Be Champions TV for the Rymans Premier league and Wingate and Finchley FC.

Fundraiser for Tommy's, the baby charity

We needed to run for a charity that meant a lot to all of us.. and Tommy’s was the perfect choice.

 

We all carry in our heart and memory babies and their families. As midwives we have seen the pain of miscarriage and stillbirth first hand. These babies are never forgotten but stigma often prevents others from talking about these babies. Tommy’s do a fantastic job for women and their families going through the tragedy of loss as well as the joy and fears of a rainbow pregnancy. 

 

Tommy’s provide expert advice and fund pioneering research to prevent stillbirth, miscarriage and premature birth. Your sponsorship allows Tommy’s to continue their vital work – in short you’re helping save babies’ lives.

Please give generously, your support means the world to us.

Rogue Debby Crash Test

We met in an online support group during Lockdown. We connected. We helped each other. We decided more people needed this in their lives.
Rogue Debby CIC was born.
Fast forward to now and our online peer-support groups are connecting people from as far as Scotland down to Australia…
We help each other live, thrive and do more than survive with the mental & physical symptoms of Chronic Illnesses and we do it with humour and grace.
Our groups and gigs are free… we create art to fund our work, so if you know someone who could benefit from peer-support…
BUY OUR ART and let them know we exist!

Climate Action Project in Western Kenya

Hundreds of thousands are on the move in Eastern Africa. Three years of failed harvests followed by this year’s drought have decimated their farms. Where cattle grazed now there are only carcasses, the communities are heading for towns and camps in the hope of food aid. They flee across borders to regions of neighbouring Kenya – which are affected by the same drought.

Paignton Zoo is a conservation and education charity in South Devon. With over 2000 animals and countless plants across 80 acres, you’re in for a fantastic day out! We’re part of Wild Planet Trust, a charity dedicated to helping halt species decline. Discover your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orang-utans, giraffes, tigers, crocodiles, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way. Paignton Zoo is a place to roam, discover, learn and get in touch with nature. There are play areas, food and drink outlets and a shop full of unique gifts. We are a member of BIAZA and EAZA and part of Wild Planet Trust.

Depending on your level of spend on our services, we can offer you and your colleagues a choice of these:

  • Sponsor an animal.
  • Be a Zoo Keeper for the day.
  • An animal experience day.
  • A fabulous team-building experience with barbecue.
  • A family pass.
  • An annual pass.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 0333 772 2155

Donate to Paignton Zoo

Your contribution to Paignton Zoo’s conservation work, both locally and overseas, is invaluable. Every donation, big or small, can have a lasting impact and help this vital work to continue. Be part of something special and make your donation today!

Charities

Christians Against Poverty

Offer great support for people struggling with Debt 

https://capuk.org/

Support for people struggling to feed themselves

www.trusselltrust.org

 

Support for people struggling with bereavement

www.cruse.org.uk

Main website that can give advice on many areas such as employment including self employment, jobs, housing, pensions.

www.gov.uk

National Helplines

Are you in need of help? Click below to find out more information about National Helplines and how they can support you.

https://www.gov.uk/homelessness-help-from-council

 

Web page will direct you to your local council for immediate help.

Email: [email protected]

 

Weekly Meetups

 

Search for local group available. Web form available.

https://andysmanclub.co.uk/who-we-are

Great Enterprises & Entrepreneurs

Colourbridge South West

Colourbridge Southwest is a company that provides a range of printing solutions and services to individuals, businesses, and organizations.

 

Colourbridge uses state-of-the-art printing technology to create high-quality, bespoke designs that meet their client’s needs. They work closely with their clients from the concept and design stage, right through to the final product to ensure that their clients get exactly what they want.

 

Colourbridge Southwest takes pride in their ability to deliver exceptional customer service and provide affordable printing solutions to their clients. Their services are aimed at helping their clients elevate their brand identity and make a lasting impression on their customers.

 

We Do Your Marketing

Over the past two years, our partnership with JR PAT Testing has been nothing short of transformational. At We Do Your Marketing, we pride ourselves on our ability to seamlessly integrate with our clients’ businesses, becoming a pivotal part of their growth and expansion strategies. Our collaboration with JR PAT Testing is a prime example of this commitment in action.

During this period, we have had the privilege of working closely with the team at JR PAT Testing, providing them with comprehensive marketing solutions tailored to their unique needs. Our efforts have not only helped them broaden their service offerings but have also played a significant role in accelerating their business growth. It has been a rewarding experience to witness their growth firsthand and to contribute to their success.

We are honoured to have been a part of their journey and look forward to continuing our partnership, helping them reach new heights and achieve even greater milestones in the future.

Get in touch with We Do Your Marketing:

JR Shoutout Mentors

Richard started his first business in 1979 at the age of 23. Subsequently he has been involved in the founding and establishing of over 30 more. Predominately he engages with owner operated businesses where he encourages stabilisation and growth underpinned by appropriate strategies. This is achieved utilising a unique blend of mentoring and coaching born of many years of experience.

Richard can be contacted on his mobile, email or LinkedIn

JR Shoutout Networking Events

Tank Sherman is confirmed as the funny man and co-host alongside John Ross at every JR SHOUT OUT NETWORKING EVENT and the subsequent WALK ON STAGE SHOWS. All dates and theatre venues for both the networking events and shows will be confirmed soon.

 

Tank was born in Exeter at the age of 0!

The youngest of three, as his Mum and Dad were a lot older.

From selling ball bearings, in 1976, he progressed to being an underground cabler with British Telecom (now Openreach).

He started as a part-time comedian in 1990, and loved the fact that he got people to laugh and forget their problems. This went on until 2007, when his wife, Julia, told him to slow down and issued him with an ultimatum.

Stay with British Telecom or be a comedian full-time!

So, Tank took the big step of going full-time as an entertainer.

A decision he has never regreted.

He’s a real people person and loves his job of being a jester.

Business & Marketing

Business & Marketing Solutions is an independent company specialising in business and marketing strategies to take your business to the next level.

If you are you looking to grow your business, increase revenue, or reach a new audience, then look no further, we can help you achieve your goals. Director, Pippa Craddock is a creative and imaginative senior marketer with over 25 years of proven experience of strategic marketing, brand development and project management.

Services offered include: marketing and brand strategy, marketing delivery, research and analysis, project management and business planning.

Get in touch with Pippa:

Contact Us

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to contact us for a consultation whenever you need us.

We are specialists in providing Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) with bespoke and tailored packages to your specific requirements. It does not matter how small or large your PAT requirements are; it does not matter where you are or how many locations you have. Contact us today for a quotation or to ask questions of any size.

wildlife with JR

In association with the Wild Planet Trust, we are raising money for www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Depending on your level of spend on our services, we can offer you and your colleagues a choice of these:

  • Sponsor an animal.
  • Be a Zoo Keeper for the day.
  • An animal experience day.
  • A fabulous team-building experience with barbecue.
  • A family pass.
  • An annual pass.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 0333 772 2155

Wild Planet Trust Logo
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