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Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

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 much loved husband and dad Jeff on their memory star and displaying it, with so many others, within the special memory tent at The Maer, Exmouth.

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Water damaged Topsham Vintage & Variety charity shop reopens

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:58am

Topsham residents and visitors can look forward to the reopening of the popular Devon Air Ambulance Vintage & Variety charity shop in Fore Street this Saturday.

The shop’s planned refit was negated when excess water forced the shop to close its doors last winter. 

Come along to Avenue F and tell us what's on your bucket list

Join Hospiscare at Devon County Show!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:27am

This year local charity 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 die once, so how do you do that well? If you start having conversations early on about what matters to you, then the chances are you probably can.

Runners's boost for Happy Feet funds

Authored by Sarah
Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:26am

A Devon woman running her first half marathon in aid of Just 4 Children’s Oscar’s Happy Feet has seen her fundraising effort boosted by a housebuilder’s charity fund.

Kerry Vandenbrouck, of Paignton, scooped £1,000 towards her target thanks to the Persimmon Homes Community Champions initiative. The match-funding scheme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.

Kerry explained: “Oscar is five and from Paignton, he was born 10 weeks prematurely and finally came home after eight weeks in hospital.

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Hold your horses, there’s a new car to be won!

Authored by LJBrowne
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 9:06am
Devon charity team up with Marsh Kia, Exeter

Some visitors of Devon County Show may be arriving by tractor, horse or traction engine over the next few days, but could soon be driving around in a brand new sporty Kia car.   Local charity Living Options Devon has teamed up with Marsh Kia to give people the chance to win a brand new Kia Stonic.  The Kia Stonic will be on site every day at the Kia stand at Devon County Show, everyone who purchases a £2 raffle ticket will be entered into the draw.

The gardens at Holcombe Rogus

Hospiscare’s Open Gardens shows off Devon’s hidden treasures

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:22am

This year will once again see Hospiscare teaming up with local residents who are gladly opening their gardens in support of what is now a favourite staple in the charity’s calendar. This year, Hospiscare Open Gardens is entering its fifteenth year and to date has raised the awe inspiring amount of £227,000.

Pictured left to right Sam Jones and Ben Jobson from Barratt Homes

Community Fund donation helps Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2019 - 10:50am

A charity that supports children and young people who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces has received a £1,000 windfall from Barratt Homes in Exeter.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers has become the latest recipient of the housebuilder’s new community initiative.

The Barratt Homes Community Fund donates £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation and the new scheme is part of the company’s pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.

Grand support for award-winning scheme

Authored by Sarah
Posted: Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:28am

A charity supporting children and young people through the loss of family members has been gifted £1,000 to support its work in the region.

Balloons provides pre and post-bereavement support to children and young people and their families in Exeter, Mid and East Devon and has been awarded funds from Persimmon Homes South West’s Community Champions fund.

Time to join the Race for Life in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 05/03/2019 - 2:15pm

AS the bank holiday approaches, organisers of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life are calling on the people of Exeter to put their time off to good use by picking a date and event to help beat cancer. 

This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone – women, men and children – to join the Race for Life.

There are five Race for Life events to choose from in Exeter - including the much-loved 5k and 10k events, as well as Pretty Muddy 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy Kids.

Race for Life turns Exeter pink!

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 05/02/2019 - 9:33am

Monday saw Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life team with the help of cancer survivor Lyndsey Balsdon, Snap Fitness, and Starbucks, paint the town pink across various locations in the City of Exeter.

The team at Snap Fitness took part in the event by holding a Spinathon. Starbucks also supported the event by handing out Race for Life Coffee cup holders to all their customers, and they even managed to turn their Coffee pink for the day to support such a fantastic cause.

The pink fizz is chilling in readiness for the 2019 Twilight Walk!

The pink fizz is chilling in readiness for the 2019 Twilight Walk!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:14pm

Saturday 6 July will be a BIG day in Exmouth for local charity Hospiscare. Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare will be holding their Family Fun Day at Manor Gardens from 10am – 4pm with live entertainment and lots of fun activities. Having had a great day with the whole family it will then be time for the mums, nans and aunties to don their pink tutus and bunny ears (not compulsory) and head on down to The Maer for either the Twilight Walk or 5K Fizz Run in aid of Hospiscare.