Hospiscare Heroes - From Curries to Christmas Trees


Here at Hospiscare, we are extremely grateful to all of our supporters and we love to see the innovative ways that our Hospiscare Heroes find to fundraise for us! Read on for the latest updates on how our Hospiscare Heroes have been supporting our charity across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.


Rusty Pig curry night for Hospiscare


A huge thank you to the two East Devon businesses who joined forces to put on a curry night to raise money for our local charity.

Higher Wiscombe Holiday Cottages hosted the event and Robin Rea and his team from the Rusty Pig in Ottery created a delicious Indian banquet. Their amazing efforts raised a whopping £3,000 for Hospiscare!

The meal featured sustainably sourced goat and chicken curry, with edible table decorations proving a real hit with diners. 

Higher Wiscombe owner, Alistair Handyside MBE, said: “Everyone pulled together to make this into an enjoyable and successful fundraiser for a charity that is close to all our hearts.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their generosity enabling us to achieve such a fantastic total.”

Chris Piper of Christopher Piper Wines consulted on wine pairing for the different courses resulting in a first class taste experience, and the fundraising total was swelled through a silent auction of donated lots including short breaks at Cuckoo Down Farm and Higher Wiscombe, Rusty Pig sparkling wine and a ride in a vintage Bentley.

Community Fundraiser, Toni Hiscocks from Hospiscare said: “We would like to thank Alistair, Robin and everyone involved for their amazing effort.

“Donations like this allow us to continue helping and supporting people in Exeter, Mid and East Devon living with a terminal diagnosis."

Robin, whose father was helped by Hospiscare at the end of his life, said: “This amazing service, which is provided free to the local community, relies on donations to enable it to continue supporting people in our local area living with a terminal illness.

“It’s a pleasure to hand over the money - we really do know it will be put to good use.”


Otter Valley and Hospiscare cheque presentation


Thank you also to the Inner Wheel Club of Otter Valley whose fundraising efforts resulted in a phenomenal £2,000 donation!


Mears volunteering for Hospiscare collecting Christmas trees


Thank you to the employees at Mears who kindly donated their time to help us with our Christmas tree collections.



Thank you also to the employees at BCR Associates who also volunteered their time collecting Christmas trees!

We love seeing all that you do for Hospiscare, so if you are planning any fundraising, please send us a direct message us on Facebook or email so that we can celebrate your efforts. We couldn't do what we do without you.