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Hospiscare Heroes – From the Virtual London Marathon to Olympus Mons

Our Hospiscare Heroes have been busy over the last couple of weeks, finding innovative ways to fund raise for 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.

We are sending out a special thank you this week to all of our supporters who took part in the Virtual London Marathon last weekend. They braved the rain and the wind to go the distance for our charity.

Two runners smiling at the camera wearing Hospiscare vests

Thank you to Nick and Teresa who have raised an incredible £3,002 towards their London Marathon 2021 run.

Two runners standing on Exmouth sea front

Thank you to Emily Devetta who completed her Virtual London Marathon in Exmouth and has raised £490.45 so far!

A man and a girl standing outside a house

Thank you to Lee Gillett and his nine year-old daughter Aimee for taking part in the Virtual London Marathon last weekend. They have raised £310 so far!

Thank you to Bridget Britton who completed her Virtual London Marathon in Exmouth and has raised £968.75 so far!

A boy wearing a Hospiscare t-shirt and holding two balloons

We are sending a huge thank you to 10 year-old Jack who has challenged himself to climb the height of Olympus Mons on Mars. Jack is taking on this challenge by climbing the stairs in his home and at his parent’s business, Figgy’s Puddings. Jack is doing amazingly and has almost reached the summit of Everest now! If you would like to support Jack’s epic challenge, click here.

Two women holding a big cheque outside Waitrose

Thank you to Waitrose in Sidmouth and their Community Lead, Julie Marish, for choosing Hospiscare as their charity of the month for August as part of their Community Matters initiative.

A woman holding up a Hospiscare thank you poster

Thank you also to Dawn Enticott from Honiton who has been selling bags of apples to raise money for Hospiscare. Dawn has raised an impressive £155.47! Thank you to Dawn and to her friends and neighbours for supporting Hospiscare.

The exterior of a toy shop

Thank you to Jade at The Toy Shop in Okehampton for donating the sales money from the toys and gifts displayed in the shop window to Hospiscare from now until the end of the year. If you’re looking for toys or gifts for Christmas, The Toy Shop in Red Lion Yard has a great selection and your purchase will support local people living with a terminal illness and their families.

A stack of jam and marmalade jars

Thank you to Paula at PJW Preserves for donating three luxury jam and preserve hampers, raising much-needed funds for 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.