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Hospiscare Heroes – From concerts to skydives

Our Hospiscare Heroes have been flexing their superpowers 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, ensuring we can be there for our patients and their families when they need us most.

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 superpowers this week.

This week, we are sending thanks to members of Exeter Rotary Clubs and A.J.’s Big Band for holding a charity concert at the Manor Pavilion Theatre in Sidmouth last month, raising an amazing £4,444. The funds raised will help replace patient televisions with brand new smart screens on our specialist ward at Searle House – allowing patients to watch their favourite programmes and keep in touch with their loved ones via video calls.

A big ‘thank-you’ to all who generously supported this special event!

We would also like to thank the Exeter-based Simpleware team from Synopsys Northern Europe Ltd, for kindly donating nine computers to Hospiscare. We are truly grateful for your support!

We are so grateful for the Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare Plant Sale that took place this month, raising an amazing £3516.47 for Hospiscare!

Raising this kind of money simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of the local community and those who grew plants, baked cakes, donated to the raffle stall or came along on the day.

A special thank you to the local businesses who contributed including Otter Nurseries, Rainbow Plants, Kings Garden and Leisure, The Grazing Cow and Devonshire Lavenders.

Lastly, our volunteers, we are so lucky to have you all – you work so hard, no matter what jobs you are given and everyone one of you is a star. We couldn’t do it without you.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the Plant Sale a huge success!

Huge thanks and congratulations to Hospiscare Hero, James, who took on the Ride London 100, raising over £800 – his incredible fundraising efforts were inspired by his mum, Ann, who was cared for at home by Hospiscare.

James explained: “Mum’s wish was to die at home rather than in a hospital ward, and Dad kept his promise. It was obviously a difficult time for everyone. However, from our first encounter with Hospiscare, when Patch turned up, everything seemed like it would be okay even given the circumstances. The ball started rolling very quickly, a new bed arrived the next day, and lovely nurses such as Rosie and others gave so much care and compassion for mum’s final days.”

If you’d like to make a difference today and help James reach his £1,000 target, please click here.

We also want to say thank you and congratulations to Lauren, Sally and Grace who took their fundraising to new heights. The terrific trio boarded a plane and ascended to 15,000ft before braving the leap and skydiving back down to earth!

Having lost their mothers to cancer, Lauren and Sally decided there was no better way to celebrate Sally’s 60th birthday than by leaving their comfort zones behind them and helping to raise money for Hospiscare. So far, they have raised a spectacular £1,448, proving that the sky’s the limit when you decide to make a difference.

If you’d like to show your support, please click here and make a donation today!

A huge thank you to Combe Estate for raising an incredible £5442 as part of their the Hospiscare 40 Club fundraising. They held a Boxing Day swim and meat draw which received a great amount of support and some generous donations – we are so grateful for your support and the funds raised will help many families.

Thanks to Jack and the fantastic team at The Original Factory Shop in Honiton who recently held a cake sale, raising a fantastic £436.15 – a big thank you to the generous community of Honiton for also supporting the team on the day!

Finally, we want to thank Cornwall Glass for holding a ‘Selfie with the King fundraiser’ at their Exeter branch until the Coronation weekend. Thanks to the support of friends, family, colleagues and customers, they smashed their fundraising target and raised over £240!

Thank you to everyone who snapped a photo with King Charles in support of Hospiscare!

Thank you to all our Hospiscare Heroes on behalf of our staff, patients, and their loved ones.

We love hearing your stories about how you 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.