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5 Shopping Apps For Fashion Lovers

Many of us already shop online for many everyday goods, and our fashion buys are no exception. The convenience of next day delivery, great discounts and ease of access to a whole host of fashionable goodies are hard to resist.

Fashion lovers spend hours browsing through pages of gorgeous clothing and accessories. Whether it’s on the commute to work, sipping your favourite coffee on the go or sneaking a look during lunch breaks, taking a peek at the latest fashion buys is so easy to do.

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Hospiscare: It's all in the name

Authored by Liz Straw - Hospiscare press officer
Posted: Sun, 01/10/2016 - 3:16pm

Hospiscare, if you think about it, is a strange name for a charity.

It looks like a spelling mistake!  If you were naming a new charity today you would pick something different, more dynamic and action focussed.

But 34 years ago, yes that’s how long we’ve been around, it made perfect sense. In fact it was a touch of genius!

Blog: How much is enough?

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:31am

While the Christmas consumption orgy fades as the New Year progresses, maybe it is time to remind ourselves of William Blake’s comment ‘we never know what is enough unless we know what is more than enough’. How do we ever become satisfied in a culture of more and more?

Blog: A cuddle and a catch-up

Authored by Liz Straw - Hospiscare press officer
Posted: Tue, 12/22/2015 - 2:59pm

“As soon as I enter Exeter Cathedral I make a beeline for Liz for a cuddle and a catch up!”

It’s not me being talked about but Liz, one of our amazing bereavement supporter volunteers. I was at Hospiscare’s Light Up A Life Service in the cathedral and met a lady who comes along every year.

She comes for two reasons, to remember her mum and catch up with Liz. When her mum died she found that our care continues with a dedicated support volunteer.

A Christmas Message from Bishop Robert

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 12/20/2015 - 7:21pm

Millions of us will take to the roads, seas and skies over the next few days to try and get home to be with loved ones over Christmas. It can be a lengthy and stressful experience with crowded trains, coaches and airports to contend with.

Blog: What's Christmas really about?

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Sun, 12/13/2015 - 3:53pm

Once more our senses are being bombarded with manufactured images and messages of totally irrelevant and mostly unneeded seasonal tat.

It is nigh impossible to escape the Christmas kitsch which pushes us to value ourselves by what we buy, never mind the costs of consumerism to other people, other places or the planet. As long as the tills keep ringing, we can forget the bells.

So what is really at the heart of the Christmas story? In one word - ‘hospitality’.

Hard work but worth it!

Authored by Liz Straw - Hospiscare press officer
Posted: Sat, 12/12/2015 - 2:04pm

Competition in Exeter for your charity pound is fierce.

Raising the £5 million we need each year keeps everyone at Hospiscare under pressure – sometimes I get a little steamed up and ask these questions – out loud in the office!

What if we couldn’t raise the money and Hospiscare closed its doors?

Then I ask what difference would it make to Exeter if other charities closed their doors? Eventually I calm down. I always say that the odd huff and puff does you good, it certainly keeps me focussed on my job.

Blog: Student Life #10

Authored by Jessikah Hope Stenson
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2015 - 8:52am

One place arguably essential to student life, wherever you’re at university, is a good pub. I’m not a heavy drinker, I’m probably the lightest drinker possible to still be classes as a “drinker” so I don’t mean students need a good pub to get drunk, just to have a relaxed environment for socialising with friends.

A bright, loving charity

Authored by Liz Straw - Hospiscare press officer
Posted: Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:43pm

Working in a hospice is in equal parts uplifting and draining. I get to work with the most amazing people and then sometimes, sadly, have to say goodbye to them too.

The communications office is directly above the 12 bed ward so on a day-to-day level I could be separated from the heart of our work here at Hospiscare. To make sure I stay connected with what we are really about, people, I often wander downstairs and chat with folk who are around.

Student Life #9

Authored by Jessikah Hope Stenson
Posted: Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:02pm

You arrive at the University of Exeter and there’s one trip everyone wants to make as soon as possible – a day out in Exmouth. However, trust me when I say that there’s a better beach to visit.

Yes, okay, one of the main reasons I chose Exeter was so I would be in closer proximity to the sea. I’d lived eighteen long years of my life in landlocked Birmingham and had been teased by family holidays and my time spent in Bangor, Northern Ireland, to live closer to the waves. They’re just so peaceful and pretty and… You get the idea.

Gemma - A Woman on a Mission

Authored by Liz Straw - Hospiscare press officer
Posted: Thu, 11/26/2015 - 7:40pm

Gemma marched into the hospice reception yesterday.

It was a definite march, not an amble or a saunter, a march like soldier with the air of “let’s crack on and get things done.” Having last seen her in March I was expecting a warm greeting and a good long catch up – no chance.

This was a woman on a mission.

Gemma is our miracle Hospiscare patient who is much loved by staff and volunteers. Despite being diagnosed with a brain tumour six years ago Gemma is still with us, but as a volunteer fundraiser rather than a patient. The chemotherapy worked!