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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...

Amazing Hospiscare nurses inspire Maureen to volunteer five days per week in Hospiscare Shops. Amazing Hospiscare nurses inspire Maureen to volunteer five days per week in Hospiscare Shops.

Maureen volunteers two days per week at the Cullompton Hospiscare shop and three days in the Exeter Hospiscare shop on Fore Street.

“I have been volunteering for six years since my husband, Chris, died,” Maureen explains. “Hospiscare was a massive help to me and my husband, so when I decided to...

Exeter’s Christmas trees help the city’s people and gardens Exeter’s Christmas trees help the city’s people and gardens


Hospiscare vans and volunteers were out in force last weekend collecting over 500 Christmas trees across the city.

Exeter residents were able to have their tree collected in exchange for a donation and the initiative raised over £5,000 for the local charity that cares for people who have been given...

90-year-old abseiling Edna receives Devon Community Honour!


On December 6 the 2018 Devon Community Honours awards hosted by RHS Rosemoor will celebrate some of Devon’s most amazing individuals and Edna Cahill 90, from Exeter will be one of those people.

Nominated by the public and Devon Live journalists, the people being honoured come from all walks...

22 years and counting: Volunteer Lilian shares her story 22 years and counting: Volunteer Lilian shares her story


  Lilian, 80 years old from Axminster, volunteers as treasurer of her local support group, helps fundraise in the local community, and has volunteered in the Axminster Hospiscare shop for over 22 years.

Shop manager, Anna says “Lilian is very modest. She does so much to help in the shop but...