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Hospiscare Heroes – From marathons to Open Gardens

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 and a woman in running vests with a dog

We are sending a huge thank you to Tom and Naomi for taking on the Two Tunnels Marathon to raise vital funds for our charity. The pair were running in memory of Tom’s Dad, Martin, who was cared for by Hospiscare. Tom and Naomi explain, “We cannot stress more the value of this charity, they have been truly amazing. This charity only exists due to the kind donations of others. We hope that we can raise money so that other families can have the opportunity to experience the care and support that our family have had, and continue to do so.”

Tom and Naomi initially set out to raise £500 with their challenge and have gone above and beyond with their fundraising, raising a grand total of £2,790! If you would like to donate to their challenge, please click here.

A group of people holding a big cheque in a garden

We are also sending our thanks to the Thorverton Open Gardens Team – Ann, Annette and Neville – who raised an incredible £482!

A group of people holding a big cheque under a sign saying GWRSA

We would also like to thank GWRSA Exmouth for holding an event on 6 August at their social club. They raised £300! We are sending a special thank you to Gribbs and The Men in Black for performing at the event for free.

A woman laughing at the camera wearing a life vest

Finally, we are sending a huge thank you to Richard and his dad, John, who will be trekking the Welsh border in memory of Rich’s mum, Sandie Trelease. The duo will embark on their challenge on 28 August and aim to complete their route of approximately 180 miles on 6 September.

Rich explains, “We will be raising money for Hospicecare in Exeter because they looked after my mum back in 2009 when she was terminally ill. The medical team provided and exceptional service and were a godsend to us during a very difficult time. We are also doing this because mum loved the outdoors and walking. When we do challenges like this, we can always feel her spirit is with us.”

To donate to Rich and John’s Welsh Trek, please click here.

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