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A Toni Award for Hospiscare

Our dedicated fundraiser, Toni Hiscocks, has scooped a coveted award

We are very excited to share the news that our Area Fundraiser, Toni Hiscocks, has won the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIOF) South West’s ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ award at the conference held on Wednesday 19 June.

Toni accepting her award at the CIOF South West conference

Toni has spent her entire career working in the care sector and in 2014 joined the Hospiscare team as a Health Care Assistant, supporting patients at King’s House in Honiton.

Working day-to-day with our patients, Toni saw first-hand the impact of the hospice and how vital the fundraising efforts of the community are in keeping our doors open. In 2018, Toni joined Hospiscare’s fundraising team as the fundraiser for East Devon.

Toni explains, “My job is to ensure that anyone who wishes to support Hospiscare, now or in the future, gets the best possible support. This could be health and safety advice for planned fundraising activities, creating posters, organising collection tins and T shirts, providing social media support – the list is endless but our most important role is to say thank you and we say it a lot!”

The judging panel at the CIOF shared the following words:

“It is my great honour to present the Fundraiser of the Year award to Toni Hiscocks, whose dedication and passion have profoundly impacted Hospiscare’s patients and families.

“Over nearly a decade, Toni has consistently surpassed expectations, excelling in fundraising campaigns such as Open Gardens and the Reindeer Run, and raising an impressive £156,000 this past year alone! She established a new volunteer support group in Exmouth, shared her expertise generously with colleagues, and fostered strong partnerships in the community.

“Toni’s innovative approach to donor stewardship and her ability to connect supporters have significantly boosted fundraising income and enriched the supporter experience. Her remarkable contributions, driven by her genuine passion for Hospiscare’s work, make her a truly deserving recipient of this award. Congratulations, Toni!”

Toni is such a committed and beloved member of the Hospiscare team, as well as a much-loved figure in the local community. We are so proud of Toni for this well deserved recognition. Well done Toni!

Fellow Hospiscare fundraiser, Ellie Williams (L), congratulating Toni (R) on her well-deserved win

In response to the award, Toni shared these words;

I feel very privileged to work for such a fantastic local and independent charity. I have such amazing work colleagues and I’m supported by our fantastic volunteers who work so very hard. I simply couldn’t do this without their help.“Thank you everyone for your ongoing support and a special mention to the Chartered Institute of Fundraising South West for such an amazing day – it’s one I’ll remember for a very long time.

We must remember why we need to continue raising vital funds for Hospiscare. We need to be there supporting our patients and their families during the most difficult time of their lives.”

If you would like to fundraise for us, please visit our fundraising page to find out more.