Cycling, poetry and Hospiscare – how Richard is dealing with cancer and kidney disease
Posted by on May 20th 2019 in Featured, General
Richard adapts cycling to the trike

Richard Owens, 76, from Honiton, was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease over 27 years ago. During this time Richard has been on different types of dialysis, medication and had a kidney transplant.

Eighteen months ago Richard found out that he also had prostate cancer and secondary cancer in his spine....

Hospiscare shop in Ottery St Mary officially re-opened by long serving volunteer after re-furbishment Hospiscare shop in Ottery St Mary officially re-opened by long serving volunteer after re-furbishment

The Hospiscare Shop in Ottery St Mary was officially reopened on Thursday 25th May by shop volunteer, Margaret Ford.

 “It’s a real honour to reopen the shop,” says Margaret. “It looks so different."

Margaret has been volunteering at the shop since it opened 28 years ago. “Being a volunteer in the shop is great”, says...

Life-limiting illness and body image
Posted by on May 17th 2019 in Featured, General
Woman standing on the beach

We all worry about our appearance from time to time, but when illness changes the way we look it can be more challenging that we’d anticipated. The changes our bodies go through due to illness and treatment can make us feel like we’re not ourselves.

If you or someone you know...

Join Hospiscare at Devon County Show
Posted by on May 15th 2019 in Featured, General
Join Hospiscare at Devon County Show

  This year Hospiscare has been chosen as Devon County Show’s Charity of the Year (16-18 May). If you’re visiting the show, pop along to Avenue F to have a chat with the experts about the questions that really matter to you.

Hospiscare want to open up the conversation about death. You only...

Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

  In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their...

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