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Hospiscare Heroes – From tractor runs to golf days

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 group of women holding a giant cheque

We are sending a huge thank you to the ladies of Tiverton Golf Club for their amazing fundraising. Jan Carroll, the previous lady’s captain, chose Hospiscare as the club’s Charity of the Year after we cared for her husband in the last weeks of his life, prior to his death in 2017. Despite the pandemic, the ladies were able to hold a range of events when restrictions allowed, resulting in this fantastic donation of £2,840!

A group of tractors in a yard on a sunny day

We are also sending our thanks to Thornes Farm Shop for organising a vintage tractor run over the weekend. The sun shone down, making it the perfect day out for families, local people and tractor enthusiasts and the event raised £230 for our local charity.

A handmade fabric bunny wearing a dress and yellow coat

Thank you to Abby Harris for organising a raffle to win one of her beautiful hand-stitched bunnies. Abby raised £161!

A cheque presentation at Hospiscare

We are so grateful to the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation for their recent donation of £1,000. Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire, Andrew Vodden, together with Reuben Ayres, their charity steward, presented the certificate to East Devon fundraiser, Toni Hiscocks, at Hospiscare’s High View Gardens in Exmouth.

A teddy bear and Hospiscare fundraising tin

Thank you to Home Instead Senior Care – Mid Devon and Blackdown Hills for organising a prize draw as part of their 40 Club fundraising. Gill was delighted to win the top prize of three day pass vouchers to Woodbury Park, kindly donated by the team at Woodbury.

A selection of wine bottles

Thank you to Christopher Piper Wines for their ongoing support of our charity. Every mixed case of their carefully selected wine includes a £5 donation to Hospiscare, as well as one of their lovely CPW tote bags.

A selection of raffle prizes on a stage

We are sending our thanks to Lewdown Young Farmers who organised an Easter bingo night on 4 April to raise funds for Hospiscare and two other charities. Thank you to everyone who attended and also to all of the businesses who donated prizes.

We would like to say a big thank you – and also good luck – to Teri-Ann and her sister, Courtenay, who are taking on ten half marathons in ten days from 9 April. The sisters will complete 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. The tenth day of their challenge, when they aim to cross the finish line, will be the 1 year anniversary of Ian’s death.

Teri-Ann says, “We were devastated when dad was diagnosed. With COVID everywhere, the support he could access was limited, but from day one, Hospiscare was there – at the end of the phone, on home visits and when he was in hospital. When we couldn’t be with him, they were there. When we had questions, they were there. When new scans showed that the cancer had spread again, they were there. And when the cancer struck the final blow just 11 months after his initial diagnosis, they were there. Now we want to do what we can to help make sure that they can be there for someone else who needs their support.”

To support Teri-Ann and Courtenay’s challenge, please click here.

Finally, thank you to Judy Chisholm who is taking on an amazing challenge in aid of Hospiscare. Judy has just turned 80 and is aiming to walk the 630 miles of South West Coast Path before she turns 90. Judy chose to fundraise for Hospiscare as we are supporting a good friend of hers and she wanted to do something to raise funds. Judy is hoping that friends will join her along the way and support her in her fundraising.

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.