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Joint activities with The Princes Trust | Oct 2011

In October The Magnolia Incentive was proud to join the Prince’s Trust in the launch of a 100,000 initiative to help young people from Exmouth into work. The Trust’s Regional Director Rick Libbey, who grew up in Exmouth, unveiled plans to change the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged young people. With the help of The Magnolia Incentive, The Trust is now offering more of its programmes to help unemployed 13-30-year-olds realize their potential.

Exmouth Community College has already started running a courses which help 14-16-year-olds improve their attendance and performance at school and later this year, The Trust will also run its Enterprise Programme in Exmouth, which helps unemployed young people who are interested in becoming self employed or setting up their own business.

Martin Gill, co-founder of The Magnolia Incentive, welcomed The Prince’s Trust’s plans to help young people in the town. He said:

“There are a lot of talented young people in Exmouth, but too many do not get the chance to succeed. The Magnolia Incentive is proud to support this new initiative with The Prince’s Trust, which I believe will really transform the lives of many local young people. It complements the on going financial and pastoral support we provide to the pupils of Exmouth Community College and should form the basis for further development of our activities in the future. We were also proud to receive financial support for the launch of this scheme from several local businesses including Trinity Protection Systems, Evening Legal and South West Communications Group”.


To find out more about The Prince’s Trust visit:

Provision of educational support staff for post 16

We have long believed that the provision of a specific educational support function for the Post 16 at Exmouth Community College would enable pupils to fulfill their potential and get the best out of their educational experience. We were proud to fund the trial of this scheme at Exmouth Community College in 2011 and are delighted that the scheme has now been adopted as part of the normal, fully funded, activities of the College for 2012.

Snowdonia Marathon | 30th October 2010

On the 30th October David Wright of Exmouth College will be running in this gritty, difficult, cold and unpopular arduous race. Twenty six miles around the vicinity of Mt Snowdon and it will probably be raining! You can see details of this event at:


If you would like to help raise some money for the Magnolia Incentive then go to:

Mandy & Zoe climb Kilimanjaro | 6th October 2010


We made it !!!!!! Stood on the top after the hardest day of my life at 7.30 am on 6 October 2010. PLEASE DIG DEEP AND TOP UP THE COLLECTION!

If you would like to help raise some money for the Magnolia Incentive then go to:

Fun Day


Wednesday July 28th | 2pm-6pm

Entry fee 3 adult 1.50 children

Family tickets 2 adults 2 children 7.50

Live music throughout the afternoon


Bouncy Castle | Charity stalls | Face painting | Bric a Brac | Magic by Michael Trixx | Hog roast and bbq | Bar

Charity cycle ride from Lands End to Exmouth


Leaving Lands End: Jamie Gates, Andrew Cotton, Martin Gill, Jamie Blundell, Darren Bradley, Andy Skinner, Simon Tanner, Bill Blurton, Les Monk


Back in Exmouth: Martin Gill, Andy Skinner, Simon Tanner, Jamie Blundell, Darren Bradley, Jamie Gates, Andrew Cotton, Les Monk, Bill Blurton, Will Land, Mandy Parker, Jo Smith

A group of 9 local cyclists completed a marathon cycle journey on Saturday 5th June to raise money for a local charity. The group left Lands End at 6 am and 152 miles, 8,000 feet of hills and 14 hours later arrived in Exmouth at Gypsy Lane.

The group was raising money for The Magnolia Incentive, a local charity that provides financial bursaries and guidance to ex pupils of Exmouth Community College as they progress through their University studies.

Jamie Blundell and Jamie Gates, two former bursary recipients, led the team home and were followed by Simon Tanner, the current Head of Post 16 at the Community College. “I am so proud to have been a part of the trip. It is one of the most amazing things I have ever done. But I don’t think I have ever been so exhausted,“ commented Jamie Blundell.

Many of the cyclists are participants at the Cranford Cycle Club every Saturday morning but completing a course that exceeded the distance of any stage of the Tour De France was something that none of them had attempted before. Sore legs were replaced by euphoria as the team travelled the last leg of the trip along the new cycle path from Exton to Exmouth – “A fantastic end to a fantastic trip. The new cycle route provided the perfect finale to such a long ride - great views and no hills!” was Martin Gill’s view.

A support vehicle accompanied the cyclists along the North Cornwall coast, over Bodmin Moor to Liskeard, through Tavistock and over Dartmoor. The support crew of Mandy Parker, Jo Smith and Will Land provided the team with food, drink and moral support along the way. The ride was part sponsored by MITIE Engineering in Exeter who provided funds to cover some of the expenses of the trip.

So far the total sponsorship raised by the team is 4,233 but donations can still be made by visiting | Martin Gill 07983 478571 | Mandy Parker 07834 771818

The Magnolia Incentive 2010. Website design by bright blue C

Registered charity no: 1107947

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