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7th Jul 2018
Pink Fizz will bring added POP to the 2018 Twilight Walk
Posted on February 16th 2018

Twilight Walk and 5K Fizz Run

Women and girls, we have a date for your diaries!

Saturday 7th July sees the return of the annual Hospiscare Twilight Walk. This year’s theme is 'Pink Fizz', so dig out all things pink to wear and there will be a glass of 'fizz' waiting for you on your return. The walk is once again kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution.

The sponsored walk starts from The Maer, Exmouth and both routes take in stunning views of the coast. There will be entertainment at the start and along the route, and a well-deserved glass of 'fizz', a bacon sandwich and a cuppa at the end.

Twilight Walkers have fun with friends


And all new for 2018 is the 5K Fizz Run! 

This fun run will take place just before the walk and the charity hope it will appeal to both new and experienced runners. Hospiscare Events Fundraiser, Sharon Ewart, said: “We are so excited to be able to introduce a 5K run to complement the popular Twilight Walk. This will certainly be a run with the emphasis on fun! There is plenty of time to train for this event and we hope it will give people a great target to work towards.” She adds: “Money raised by both our runners and our walkers will make a huge difference to the life of local people, it will help Hospiscare make every day matter to people in our community.”

So what are you waiting for?

It’s time to pull out all things pink, dust off your trainers and do something very special for your local hospice charity, choose to either walk or run and sign up today. Don’t miss the special offer of two entries for £30, only available until the end of February. Visit or call 01392 688020 to register.

Click here to sign up

Hospiscare is a local charity, providing free, high quality care and support to people with any type of life-limiting illness, and those close to them, in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.  A gift to Hospiscare in your Will helps to ensure the future of the charity in Devon for generations to come.

People naturally assume I have cancer, but I don’t…
Posted on May 17th 2018


Sue and Emma


Sue Jenkin, 72 from Exmouth, used to work as the manager at a residential home for young people with mental health challenges.  Being surrounded by 18 to 30 year olds, Sue had an active lifestyle joining in with her residents on activities like abseiling and cycling.

But 10 years ago, after running up a flight of stairs, Sue unexpectedly collapsed and shortly after was diagnosed with a lung condition.    

Sue had to give up work and her life was turned on its head. Sue explains, “I felt like I had been put in a chair and left to die, it was awful, a really difficult time.

“Earlier this year, my doctor suggested I should be referred to Hospiscare. 

I was so shocked, I thought I had cancer and so did everyone else.

My Goddaughter broke her heart when she heard I had been referred to Hospiscare – she thought I had cancer too.

“I think the public perception is that a hospice only deals with cancer patients, but that’s not true.  Hospiscare is there to support you whatever illness you have, if it’s a potentially life limiting condition.  I have a lung disease, but it isn’t cancer.

“I have a Hospiscare nurse that comes to my house to support me at home and I also come into Searle House once a week for a day care session. It’s made a huge difference to my quality of life. 

“I must admit I thought it would be difficult coming into Searle House - you have a picture in your head that you will see people dying there.  But it’s not like that, it’s not what you think.  It’s a wonderful place with wonderful staff.  I feel so well supported. 

I want to tell people about it so they know not to fear it, and that it’s not all about cancer.

“When I come into Searle House nothing is too much trouble for the staff and volunteers.  Whatever you need help with, they are there to support you and they cheer me up no end.  They paint my nails, give me a foot massage and next week I am going to have a one to one yoga session to help with my breathing.  One to one! 

It’s incredible they can offer me that sort of individual attention.

“When I worked as a manager in the residential home looking after all the youngsters with mental health issues, I thought my team of staff there were terrific, and they were. But I have to say the Hospiscare staff beat them hands down! I want everyone to know about this place and what they do, and encourage people to support the charity. 

“If I can, I intend to enter this year’s Twilight Walk on my mobility scooter to support Hospiscare, try and raise awareness and hopefully some money too. I can’t thank them enough for the help they are giving me, and want more people to know about this amazing charity.”

To join Sue and take part in this year's Twilight Walk or 5K Fizz Run, click here.  

Hospiscare is a local adult hospice charity, providing high quality care and support to people with any type of terminal illness, and those close to them, in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.  A gift to Hospiscare in your Will helps to ensure the future of the charity in Devon for generations to come.

How to pay in your Twilight Walk sponsorship
Posted on July 12th 2018


Twilight Walk 2018

Thanks so much for taking part in The Twilight Walk and 5K Fizz Run 2018! 

If you're wondering how to pay in your sponsorship money, here's how! 


  • Via the website - click here. On the dropdown choose 'I have taken part in a sponsorship event' and state the name of the event as 'Twilight Walk 2018'. Also state here if you have a sponsorship form to follow via either the post or email (see *notes below).
  • Send us a cheque payable to 'Hospiscare' along with your completed sponsorship form to the below Freepost address.
  • Telephone the fundraising office (01392 688020) and make a card payment, sending your sponsorship form in via either the post or email (see *notes below).
  • Visit one of our local shops, Searle House, Dryden Rd, Exeter, EX2-5JJ, Kings House Day Hospice, Kings St, Honiton, EX4 1AB or Pine Lodge, Post Hill, Tiverton, EX16 4ND and hand your completed sponsorship form and cash across to a member of staff or volunteer. 

* Notes

If you choose to pay via our website or by calling the fundraising office, it is important that you also send us your completed sponsorship form as this allows us to claim a further 25% in Gift Aid donations! 

Please either scan and email your form to or send your form in the post to :- 
FREEPOST RTJT-YSLK-ASAA, Hospiscare, Searle House, Dryden Road, Exeter, EX2 5JJ 

If you could note how and when you paid the money across (i.e. online/over the phone) which will help us tie the payment up to the form. 

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