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Hospiscare Heroes – From Coffee Mornings to cycle challenges

Our Hospiscare Heroes have been flexing their super powers to support our charity in an incredible variety of ways

Our Hospiscare Heroes are truly super; week after week, they support our local charity with their fundraising endeavours across Exeter, Mid and East Devon and help to save our services for the future.

From all of us at Hospiscare, we are sending a huge thank you to all of our Hospiscare Heroes. Read on to find out how they have been flexing their super powers this week.

An elderly woman standing in front of a table full of cakes

Thank you to all of the residents who recently came together to hold a Coffee Morning and table top sale in the grounds and lounge of Homelace House, Honiton. The residents have been busy over the past few months making cakes, savouries, marmalades, crafts and knitted items to sell at the event to raise vital funds for Hospiscare.

We are so grateful to the residents for giving up their time and donating generously to make the day such a success. Thank you also to Lyn Dyer, Sue Anthony and Aziza Godfrey who helped to coordinate the event. To date, over £800 has been raised with money still coming in!

A group of women holding a table top sale

Thank you also to the local Otter Vale Hospiscare ladies, also known as ‘The Magpies’, who attended the event at Homelace House. Volunteers Pam Joy, Pat Wakeman and Cathy Badley are part of a dedicated team who clean, mend and upcycle jewellery to sell to raise money for Hospiscare. To date, the group has raised over £22,000!

A tabletop sale with patchwork quilts

We are also sending our thanks to local crafters Christine Thompson and Wendy Chaffey who dedicate their time to making items such as quilts, cushions and dresses to raise funds for Hospiscare. Christine and Wendy set up a stall in the grounds of Homelace House to support the event.

Thank you finally to Honiton Twirlstars, led by Dawn Endicott, who put on a show at the event which was fantastic entertainment for all in attendance.

A young man on a static bike with an old man standing next to him proudly

Thank you to Harry Buckley who is planning to undertake a ride across Britain – from Land’s End to John O’Groats – in memory of his grandma, Marnie Burgoyne. Marnie was a dedicated supporter who was involved with fundraising for our charity from its birth. Marnie sadly died in our hospice in 2000 and every year, the Marnie Burgoyne Golf Day is held in her memory to raise funds for Hospiscare.

Harry is aiming to raise at least £1,200 for Hospiscare and as part of his fundraising efforts, he completed a static bike ride outside Fort Café, Sidmouth. He is pictured above with his grandad and Marnie’s husband, David, who has been helping Harry with his fundraising efforts. Good luck Harry from all of us here at Hospiscare!

Three people outside holding a big cheque

Thank you to the members and trustees of Broadhembury Village Hall for organising a community quiz with all of the proceeds going to Hospiscare. A phenomenal £800 was raised! Pictured above are two of the hall’s trustees, David Brooks and Angela Phillips with Hospiscare Area Fundraiser, Toni Hiscocks.

A man holding a big cheque for Hospiscare

Thank you to Feniton plant grower, Adam Carnall, who has been selling plants to raise money for Hospiscare. Adam and the generosity of his local community have raised £320!

A route map of part of the South West Coast path

Finally, thank you to Georgina Davie who will be taking on the South West Coast Path 50 Challenge to raise funds for Hospiscare on 6 August. This epic endurance challenge entails a 50km hike in just one day, with the route commencing in Minehead and continuing to Porlock Weir before looping back over Exmoor. Good luck Georgina!

We love hearing your stories about how your are fundraising for Hospiscare so please get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter to share your photos and fundraising tales. 

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