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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!

Media frenzy in Honiton!

Authored by Liz Straw - Hospiscare press officer
Posted: Sat, 11/21/2015 - 2:53pm

Standing on a chair taking pictures is not ideal, but when the local newspaper photographers turn out in force to an official event its best you give them the front row.

A media frenzy in Devon, well yes, sort of. Press photographers were eagerly snapping Exeter’s sporting heroine Jo Pavey as she opened our new £1.2m day hospice in Honiton.

Blog: Student Life #7

Authored by Jessikah Hope Stenson
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:59pm

If you’re not a football fan, that doesn’t matter. Keep reading.

Exeter City faced Crawley Town on Saturday in a tense game that Exeter looked to be winning 2 – 1 until the final minutes of play when Crawley managed to squeeze in an extra goal, leaving players and fans devastated at the 2 – 2 draw. Theoretically, Exeter should have won. However, from the perspective of the live crowd it was clear that Crawley deserved their equaliser; it was a miracle they hadn’t scored their second goal earlier.

Fun in the sun!

Authored by Liz Straw - Hospiscare press officer
Posted: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:49am

Sunshine, palm trees, balmy temperatures. Aah the South of France.

Yes, finally Hospiscare has gone international!

Oh dear, sorry folks not quite. Businessman Neil Chapman was showing me glamorous pictures of the Cannes Tennis Tournament which he’s been organising for the past 10 years. It’s a bit of fun and raises funds for charities, like us.

Neil develops and leases outlet centres across Europe and every year he joins thousands of developers, retailers and agents who attend the MAPIC International Retail Property Market Conference in Cannes.

Blog: Pilgrims in the Way

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:03am

It is estimated that over 250 million people make pilgrimage every year across the world.  Whether from Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish or other traditions (or none), women, men and children set out to journey towards a special place, with the most popular destinations including Mecca, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela, Bodh Gaya, Amritsar and the Ganges and Jordan rivers.