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Archive for September, 2017

Volunteer Vacancies at Hospiscare Volunteer Vacancies at Hospiscare


We'd love for you to join us!  You will become part of a highly valued team enhancing the work of your local hospice charity across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

No previous experience is needed.  We will provide training and support and you will be making a real difference in...

A local couple’s team effort helps Hospiscare 're-cycle' A local couple’s team effort helps Hospiscare 're-cycle'


Alphington retirees Peter and Mary Collins began volunteering at the Hospiscare Warehouse Shop on Trusham Road when it very first opened in 2012. Every Friday, on behalf of the Exeter West Lions, Peter would repair donated furniture ready for selling in the shops and Mary sorted bags of clothes,...

How do you cope when someone significant in your life dies? How do you cope when someone significant in your life dies?



“If there is one guarantee in life that’s absolute, it’s death. We are all going to die.  However, many never give this a second thought until it happens to someone we are close to.  When it does, it can shatter lives. That’s why it’s so important that we talk about...

'Volunteering helped me recover from depression' 'Volunteering helped me recover from depression'



Jeff Stokes from Exeter has found a sense of purpose and renewed self-confidence from volunteering with local charity Hospiscare.

Five years ago Jeff, who is now 67, retired early from a busy job with South West Water.  Having been unwell for a while with a persistent cough, Jeff made...

It's the happiest place I've ever worked It's the happiest place I've ever worked



Judith Harris-Deans from Exeter has been volunteering for local charity Hospiscare for the last six years, and describes it as “the happiest place I’ve ever worked”.

Since 2012 Judith has been popping into Searle House in Exeter to support the fundraising team with donations administration.  

Judith described her typical day:...