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Hospiscare Heroes – From running challenges to Movember

Our Hospiscare Heroes have been flexing their super powers to support our charity at this difficult time

Our Hospiscare Heroes are truly super; week after week, they support our charity with their fundraising endeavours across Exeter, Mid and East Devon. 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 man and woman in front of a Hospiscare sign

We are sending a huge thank you to Liz Searle, pictured here with her husband and founder of Hospiscare, Dr John Searle. Liz took on the London Marathon, her tenth marathon in aid of Hospiscare! Liz’s previous nine marathons raised a staggering £72,000 for Hospiscare and she and John came to the hospice to personally hand over the fundraising from her tenth marathon.

A selfie of two men wearing Hospiscare t-shirts

Thank you also to Richard and Jon who took on the Hampton Court 10k to raise vital funds for Hospiscare. The pair completed the run in just 56 minutes and raised over £500, with an additional donation of £250 from their employers, Brewin Dolphin.

A man with a moustache outside

We would also like to say a big thank you to Arthur, our Hospiscare Housekeeper, who has been growing a moustache this November to raise money for Hospiscare. Arthur has raised over £400 for our charity so far.

Arthur says, “Let your compassion connect you by donating to support those who will need end-of-life care in our community. Let your compassion shine through so the people who devote themselves to caring for those at end of life have the resources they need to do the work they must.”

To donate to Arthur’s Movember fundraiser, click here.

A man wearing a town crier outfit

We are sending our thanks to Brian, Exmouth’s former Town Mayor. Brian was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 and underwent radiotherapy and hormone therapy. In 2019, Brian decided to write a book about his time as Mayor and publish it to raise funds for Hospiscare.

Unfortunately, shortly after Brian’s book was published, the country went into lockdown due to COVID-19 and all of the shops that stocked Brian’s book were forced to close. Amazingly, through word of mouth, Brian managed to sell copies in the local community and raised just over £1,200 for Hospiscare.

A woman smiling holding a gift hamper

Thank you to The Coffee Bank in Ottery St Mary who continue to raise vital funds for Hospiscare, including through raffling off this amazing Christmas Hamper.

Two women and a man smiling at the camera

Thank you to Joyce Ford and her family and friends for organising an afternoon tea at The Lost Kitchen and raising a fantastic £665.34 for Hospiscare. It was a great afternoon with supporters enjoying a cream tea, various stalls and a Chinese auction.

A man bent over after running

We would also like to thank Guy Davey for taking on an incredible challenge at the start of November: the 4 x 4 x 48 challenge. This amazing feat meant that Guy ran four miles every four hours over 48 hours! Guy’s incredible challenge raised over £1,355 for our local charity.

Santa hats with Hospiscare written on the brim

Thank you to Michaela Chown from Dragonfly Designs and Nicci at Eco Baby Box for creating these amazing Santa hats for Hospiscare.

We are sending our thanks to Graham and Cherrie Scopes for holding a music and firework event in Newton St Cyres to raise money for Hospiscare. Cakes were donated by Crediton Friends of Hospiscare, who also supported on the night, and the event raised an amazing £210.10.

Finally, we would like to thank RKL Tools and Hardware in Honiton for kindly donating foil basins to the Honiton Hospiscare Support Group for their Christmas Stall in the Lace Walk.

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.