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Hospiscare Heroes – From SOS donations to afternoon teas

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 local charity with their fundraising endeavours across Exeter, Mid and East Devon and help to save our services for the future. Every pound raised can help keep our vital care service running for local people in need.

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.

Boxes of afternoon teas

We are sending a huge thank you to the Exeter Friends of Hospiscare who organised Mother’s Day sparkling afternoon tea boxes for delivery. On Sunday 27 March, the Friends delivered 60 of these stunning, hand-crafted tea boxes, raising over £1,200 for our local charity! We are so grateful for the Friends’ support, and for bringing smiles to the mums in our area. Thank you also to Tesco Exmouth for donating the bright and beautiful flowers.

Two women behind a cake table

We are also sending our thanks to Victoria Boxall-Hunt and her friends who held a Coffee Morning at Sandford Parish Hall, Crediton on 19 March in memory of Victoria’s grandmother, Dorothy Morrison, and in support of our Emergency ‘Save our Services’ Appeal. The Coffee Morning was very well supported, no doubt due to the amazing spread of baked goods provided, as shown in the photo above! Victoria and the team were kept very busy and raised a phenomenal £1,500 for our appeal.

A large group of women holding a big cheque

Thank you to the Awliscombe Young Wives for their generous donation to our SOS Appeal. Thank you to all of the ladies, and Sandra in particular for organising the cheque presentation on 17 March. The donation of £500 was boosted to a grand total of £600 after additional money was raised by the evening’s refreshments.

Three fabric face masks

Thank you to Ide Community Shop and Janet Williams for their amazing fundraising during the pandemic. Janet has been making beautiful fabric face masks (such as those pictured above) for Ide Community Shop to sell and raise money for Hospiscare. The final face mask was purchased from the shop on 21 March, bringing their total fundraising to a whopping £2,500.16. A huge thank you to Janet and the shop, and to all of their lovely customers.

Three people holding a cheque outside Hospiscare

Thank you to the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) for their donation of £1,565 to Hospiscare. The Freemasons have been long-term supporters of Hospiscare and, along with individual donations made by many of the 130 Lodges in the county and the MCF, they have donated over £161,250 to Hospiscare since 1984.

A woman wearing a coat and hat outside

We are also sending our thanks to Jeanette Porter who has been walking 80 miles over the course of this month to raise money for Hospiscare in memory of her husband, John.

A woman standing in front of a digital time clock and NSPCC banner

Thank you to Karen Mimms who completed the Cardiff Half Marathon for our charity on Sunday. In Karen’s words, it was a “hot, sunny struggle”!

Jars of sweets in a cardboard box

Thank you to Sophie and the Bristows of Devon team for their generous donation of jars of sweets. These will be used at ongoing fundraising events for raffle prizes.

Thank you also to James Bogue who walked the Exeter Green Circle – a 12-mile route – to raise money for Hospiscare on 19 March. James has raised over £240 on his JustGiving page.

Finally, we would like to thank RIO – Recycling in Ottery –  for donating brand new specialist sheets to our ward in Exeter.

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.