Hospiscare day patients enjoyed a special treat when a city businesswoman paid a surprise visit.
Emma-Louise Browse gave up a secure job late last year to launch her own businesses, which stages vintage tea parties.
The 28-year-old bakes all of her own cakes and scones, offering a range of creations.
And she chose a rose theme when she decided to spoil a dozen patients and staff at the Exeter hospice.
“The charity is very close to my heart as my aunty, Sylvia Phillips, was cared for there when she was very poorly a few years ago,” said Emma-Louise.
“It was the least I could do to repay their kindness by baking some of my favourite cupcakes.”
Emma-Louise, whose business is called Tea in the City, was given a tour of the hospice and was impressed by what she saw.
She said: “The facilities are incredible. There is a hive of activity behind the scenes with staff and volunteers busily going about their business but then you walk into the day care area which is an oasis of calm and relaxation.
“I was astounded at the wonderful facilities available – an onsite hairdresser, therapy treatment rooms offering a selection of massages, a craft room, beautiful peaceful gardens and a lovely dining area for socialising.
“It really was astounding and my words can’t even describe what a fabulous job the Hospiscare team are doing.”
Hospiscare PR and marketing officer, Marc Astley, said: “We were incredibly grateful to Emma-Louise for taking the time out to visit us and treat the patients to some of her fantastic cakes.
“Like many people who support the charity, she has first-hand experience of the hospice but was unaware of the true scale of the operation.”
You can contact Emma-Louise or read all about her visit via her website www.teainthecity.co.uk