Hospiscare is the local hospice charity, delivering a developing outstanding (as rated by the CQC) end of life care for Exeter, Mid & East Devon. Through our high quality specialist care we help our patients and their families during the final chapter of their lives, make everyday matter.
The hospice relies on the support of our fantastic community who fundraise for us and take part in our events in order to meet the £6.4million we need each year to run our services. By taking part in the Twilight Walk or 5K Fizz Run and raising sponsorship you will help us to help local people with an incurable illness to live well and die with dignity and choice.
Back in 2010 a group of ladies called “Mary’s Promise” walked. Mary’s daughter, Helen Pike and Mary’s close friend Jenny Hill formed the group to help raise money for Hospiscare who cared for Mary at her home. In 2010 Mary waved the group off at the start. The next year when the group walked again Mary was too poorly to see them off so her husband cheered the team on instead. Every year since then, the Mary’s Promise team have done the walk in Mary’s memory.
There are usually around eight ladies in the team of all ages – granddaughters, daughters, mothers, sisters: truly a multi-generational effort.
One of the regular team members, Christine McMullen said: “It’s such an amazing event. I didn’t know what to expect the first year but it was just brilliant. It’s such a lovely tradition to remember Mary by. We have been doing it for eight years now and so far, have raised over a couple of thousand pounds. None of us know when we or one of our family might need help from Hospiscare. It’s so important to support this local charity.”
The buzzing atmosphere and feeling of solidarity among the ladies is always wonderful – register today and enjoy us to experience this for yourself.
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