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  • Cyclist Amanda Barnes with her road bike
    11/05/2021 - Devon Cleaning South Hams 0 Comments
    Our Amazing MD is Cycling the Length of Britain to Raise Money for a Charity That’s Dear to Her Heart

    Hot on the heels of National Thrombosis Week (3rd - 9th May) our Managing Director Amanda Barnes, who herself has a life-threatening, blood-clotting disorder, has announced she’s planning to cycle nearly 1,000 miles across Britain in September to raise money for thrombosis research and educational programmes.

    Thrombosis remains a major cause of death in the UK. Amanda - a mother of two - has a family history of blood clots and has lived with the life-changing condition for fourteen years, but is determined to lead a full and active life for as long as she can.

    Amanda was expecting her son in 2007 when she was diagnosed with the hereditary gene mutation Factor V Leiden, which greatly increases the risk of developing blood clots. She was hospitalised at Derriford to treat Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and subsequently developed a Pulmonary embolism (PE). After a few years of respite, she developed another blood clot in 2018 when she was abroad. She’s had four further clots within the last 8 months and now has Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), a chronic and potentially disabling condition caused by damage to the veins.

    Despite her own health challenges, in early September Amanda will be setting off on a gruelling 980-mile bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats as part of The Deloitte Ride Across Britain. She’s now training hard for the epic event during which she’ll cycle more than 100 miles a day over nine consecutive days.

    Amanda aims to raise at least £5,000 to support the work of Thrombosis UK and the Richmond Heavies Foundation, a fledgling charity which provides defibrillators to sports clubs that can’t afford the life-saving devices. The money she raises will be equally split between the two charities.

    The Heavies was co-founded by one of our clients, Richard Holman. Funds raised by Amanda and other cyclists supporting the Foundation in September will be used to provide defibrillators to local sports clubs near each of the nine night stops on the cycle ride.

    If you’d like to support Amanda’s fundraising for either charity, please make a donation through these pages:

    For Thrombosis UK:

    For Richmond Heavies Foundation:

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  • 26/04/2021 - Devon Cleaning South Hams 0 Comments
    Devon Cleaning South Hams signs Devon’s Climate Declaration

    In the week in which the world marks Earth Day 2021, we’re proud to announce that we have recently become a signatory to Devon’s Climate Declaration to show our commitment to achieving a cleaner, greener Devon.

    Devon Cleaning South Hams is one of just thirteen local businesses to have endorsed the Declaration so far and we hope that many more will now be encouraged to follow our lead and sign up to achieve a net-zero Devon.

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  • Devon Cleaning Electric Vehicle
    12/02/2021 - Issued by If… Media Ltd on behalf of Devon Cleaning South Hams & Plymclean 0 Comments
    South Devon cleaning company pushes ahead with plans for an all-electric fleet despite lack of charging points on its council-owned site

    Devon Cleaning South Hams is on the road to zero emissions with the purchase of its first electric van. Owner Amanda Barnes is pushing ahead with her ambition to run an all-electric fleet for the company - which also includes

    Plymouth-based Plymclean - despite being frustrated by the lack of charging points on a large council-owned industrial estate.

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  • PlymClean founders Stuart and Gail May with new owner Amanda Barnes
    27/07/2020 - ByWilliam TelfordBusiness Editor, Plymouth Live 0 Comments
    Devon cleaning company expands and creates jobs after takeover

    Entrepreneur behind Devon Cleaning South Hams acquires Plymouth based company and starts recruiting

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