Charity

We love helping

Ocean Kave is all about love and commitment.  We are proud of our commitment to our local community and we actively involve ourselves in charitable events and initiatives throughout the year.

This year we are proud to have a supported the following charities at Ocean Kave

Honeys Bravery Bags

https://honeysbraverybags.org.uk 

In June 2018 we hosted a fabulous summer ball in aid of this much loved local charity, Grace Brown, founder of Honey's Bravery bags commented " We are so grateful to all our supporters for attending such a successful event. I feel so flattered and honoured by the amazing feedback we have received regarding the quality of the event we have hosted. I couldn't of done it without the Honey's Bravery Bag committee, Nicole Wickett and of course Kathy Murdoch. Kathy has given us so much support and encouragement and on the night itself she was hugely professional and gracious. Ocean Kave is one of the most stunning locations in North Devon and we are so proud to be working with them."

North Devon Animal Ambulance  http://www.northdevonanimalambulance.co.uk/newsletters/Newsletter-Summer-2017.pdf

Ocean Kave were proud to donate the paint and painting materials to assist this much-loved local charity to enable them to decorate their new unit in Barnstaple. 

Wings South West  http://www.wingscharity.com

Wings is a local children’s charity supporting young people in our community with personal development and training opportunities.  In September 2017 we were proud to host their Unity Awards gala night at Ocean, it was a spectacular evening showcasing a lot of local talent with some rather fabulous handmade lollypops by Head Chef Nigel Powell.

“Local Charity Wings South West approached Kathy and the team at Ocean Kave to help put on a special event for local young people and adults who had additional needs and attended the Wings UNITY groups.  The dream at Wings was to have a night where parents, carers and support workers would be celebrated and of course the young people and adults themselves.  Having met with Kathy ideas started to formulate on how to make the evening a night to remember, which included awards, a little gift to take home and of course the evening’s food and entertainment.  At all times the staff at Wings felt supported by Kathy and the team, but also very blessed as the venue was given for the evening free of charge.  On the night, Kathy had again exceeded our expectations and gifted each guest a handmade chocolate lollypop.  Such generosity helped Wings to put on the event so wished for, on a shoestring budget.  The team on the evening from Ocean Kave were equally easy to talk to, supported the Wings team every step of the way and interacted with the guests brilliantly.  The table decorations were beautiful large hurricane jars, filled with sand and candles which gave a softness to the venue.  Wings showed its corporate colours with soft aqua blue chair ties, again donated to Wings from Ocean Kave.   It truly was a night to remember and Wings is looking forward to partnering with Kathy and the team at Ocean Kave again for another bigger, fabulous awards evening!”

Other local charities we are proud to have sponsored and supported include

FIG –Families in Grief  http://familiesingrief.org

Bideford Round Table  https://bideford.roundtable.co.uk

Bideford Christmas Lights

Childrens Holiday Foundation

 

Bideford Sea Cadets

http://www.sea-cadets.org/bideford/home.aspx

On Sunday 23rd October 2016, Ocean Kave wedding venue in Westward Ho! celebrated the completion of its sea cadet hospitality training course is true style, welcoming naval dignitaries from the UK and Holland for a Trafalgar day evening celebration.  Guests including The High Sheriff Mrs. Gilbert, Deputy Left Tennant, Mayors of Bideford and Northam, DO. Lt.Cdr Carol Rashleigh and Mrs. Viviane Foster the National President of the Merchant Navy Association were in attendance as well as distinguished decorated naval dignitaries from Holland. The event was sponsored by Ocean Kave and raised funds for the local Sea Cadets core. 

Thank you for making our elopement wedding day so magical, everything went so smoothly, the food was out of this world! You were amazing from start to finish, With us and with the children. Thank you for making our dream day possible, we are eternally grateful and will definitely be back for our anniversary if not sooner!!

Mrs and Mr Young Gloucester

Just wanted to say thank you all so much for our amazing wedding!! It really was everything that we hoped for and more. You really did make our dreams come true - and Adrian is an absolute diamond. I felt so relaxed knowing that he had the whole day under control & he really is the nicest & kindest person ever. All of our guests loved the venue and commented very highly on the food - many even saying it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding!!

Kim and Tom Bristol

From the moment that we met Kathy at Ocean Kave we knew that this was going to be our venue! The whole experience from start to finish was exceptional, 4 months later our guests are still raving about the food and accommodation, we can't thank you enough for everything.

Lucy and David Johns Cornwall

I can’t recommend ocean Kave enough. We got married here last month and it is the most incredible venue, intimate, breathtaking, classy, unique, and the staff are just incredible nothing was too much to ask. If we were to do it again I wouldn’t change a thing! X

Lici and Finlay Barnstaple

A HUGE thank you from us for working so hard to enable us to have the day we always dreamt of.

Kirstie and Emlyn Brighton