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Hospiscare Heroes – From Easter egg raffles to sponsored walks

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.

A man wearing a Hospiscare t-shirt outside

We are sending a huge thank you to the incredible Alan Rowe for his determination to support our local charity. Alan embarked on an incredible sponsored walk at the end of February, setting out to complete a route of approximately 300 miles to mark the boundary of Hospiscare’s care.

Unfortunately, Alan suffered a knee injury and had to put his walk on hold in order to rest and recover. We were so pleased to hear the news that Alan was feeling well and rested enough to resume his challenge last weekend, with just 59 miles left to complete.

Alan has raised over £2,200 for our local hospice with his incredible challenge and we are so grateful for his determination and support. If you would like to donate to Alan’s challenge and spur him on his final miles, please click here.

A band on stage wearing tinsel and festive decorations

We would also like to send our thanks to the Soul Traders for holding an incredible Christmas party in Tiverton last month. Yes, you read that correctly – a Christmas party in March! After having to postpone their original Christmas party in December, the Soul Traders decided to keep the theme going and bring some Christmas sparkle to Tiverton for March!

It was certainly a night to remember, and there was even a request for Auld Lang Syne at the end of the night! We are so grateful to the band, and also to Felicity Salter for organising everything behind the scenes and making a big donation, both in time and money, to the whole event. A phenomenal total of £3,968.63 was raised from the belated Christmas party and we are so grateful to everyone who supported the night and made it such a success.

Two women wearing Hospiscare running vests

Thank you to Teri-Ann Saywell and her sister, Courtenay, who took are taking on ten half marathons in ten days. The sisters are completing their 131 miles on the Thames towpath at the Phoenix Running TiT event. Teri-Ann and Courtenay are fundraising for Hospiscare in memory of their dad, Ian, who was cared for by our charity.

On 18 April, the sisters will reach the tenth and final day of their challenge. This date is special for Teri-Ann and Courtenay as not only will they cross the finish line of their challenge, it will also be the 1 year anniversary of Ian’s death. The sisters are pictured above after completing day one of their challenge on 9 April.

Teri-Ann and Courtenay have raised over £1,800 and hope to reach £2,000 – double their fundraising target. To support Teri-Ann and Courtenay’s challenge, please click here.

A man and a woman holding a big cheque

We would also like to thank Broadclyst Golf Society for choosing us as their Charity of the Year for 2021, resulting in this fantastic donation of £500.

A selection of Easter eggs

Thank you to Amanda Bonnick for holding an Easter egg raffle to raise funds for her Hospiscare Nepal Trek in November. Amanda has raised over £1,400 so far and you can donate to her fundraising here.

An Easter egg, ticket and jar of jelly beans

Finally, we would like to thank The Coffee Bank in Ottery St Mary for holding an Easter raffle with the chance to win two adult and two child tickets to World of Country Life, alongside a yummy Easter egg. If you’re stopping by The Coffee Bank over the Easter holidays, simply submit your guess for how many gummy bears are in the jar. It’s £1 a go with all the money going directly to our local charity.

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.