Himalayan Trek with volunteering at Kathmandu Hospice

Trek and Volunteer in the Himalayas with Hospiscare in 2020

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2019 - 1:08pm

Keen trekkers and those seeking an exciting challenge will want to put 7 - 18 November 2020 in their diaries and sign up to trek in the Himalayas with Hospiscare . Hospiscare will be holding a presentation evening on 30 July open to all to find out details at Searle House in Exeter at 6pm.

The 5-day trek will take place among majestic landscapes within sight of the snow-clad peaks of the Annapurna mountain range, where the views are truly awe-inspiring, and sunrise at Poon Hill, the highest point of the trek, is an unforgettable experience. Staying overnight in quaint, locally...

Lots of people bowling in a bowling alley

TenPin Exeter and Guide Dogs Have a Bowl!

Authored by Francesca Guide Dogs
Posted: Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:50am

For the past 8 years, Guide Dogs and TenPin Exeter have collaborated on a very successful fundraising evening. What began as a request for Raffle Prizes for another occasion, has turned into an annual event supported by staff, volunteers, friends & local businesses.

Dog Care & Welfare Advisor, Glenda Webb, and TenPin Manager, Dave Aldridge have combined forces making it not only a great social event but a profitable one, raising money and awareness for the charity. With any luck (and hard work) this year will be no exception! All 22 lanes are already fully booked and the...

Hospiscare Coffee Morning at Seaton Wetlands

Get ready for the Hospiscare Coffee Morning this April

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 03/28/2019 - 9:20am

Hospiscare’s annual Coffee Morning event is now under way. Throughout the area, people are signing up to raise funds for the local charity by holding coffee mornings in their homes, community halls and even their local parks. Businesses, too, are getting ready to bake and boil for Hospiscare.

Last year, Hospiscare supporters held more than 100 coffee mornings, together raising over £15,000. The charity is hoping to beat that target this year and hoping to raise a whopping £30,000.

Event organiser, Lianne Harding said: “Above all, we want people to enjoy themselves while...

Brewin Dolphin fundraises for young hearts

Authored by sue bradbury
Posted: Thu, 01/31/2019 - 5:14pm

Eight Exeter-based businesses have competed in a mixed netball competition to raise nearly £500 for Jay’s Aim – a charity focused on reducing the number of young people who die from sudden cardiac death in the South West.

Organised by wealth management company Brewin Dolphin, the hotly-contested event took place in the sports hall at the University of Exeter’s Streatham campus. Those taking part were legal firms Michelmores, Trowers & Hamlins, Gilbert Stephens, Ashfords and Stephens Scown, accountants PKF Francis Clark, the charity Jay’s Aim and Brewin Dolphin.

“It was...

Row for the Ocean finish Atlantic Challenge (Photo, Ben Duffy)

Devon's rowers finish Atlantic challenge to build plastic-free legacy

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:08pm

Row for the Ocean has completed the world's toughest row to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution for South West charity Surfers Against Sewage.

The four-woman team, three of whom belong to Exeter Rowing Club, were the first all-female crew to reach the finish line of the 2018/19 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

With 3,000 miles behind them, the ocean adventurers arrived in Antigua after 43 days, 2 hours and 20 minutes at sea.

Kirsty Barker (28), Kate Salmon (31), Rosalind West (36) and Laura Try (36) were continuously challenged - with early seasickness and...

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Age UK Exeter 10K Superhero Run

Event Date: 
16/06/2019 - 9:00am
Exeter Quay
REGISTER HERE: 10K Superhero Run

The Exeter running event of the year, that you've all been waiting for is back in 2019 with a Bang! Pow! Boom! This time we'll be celebrating superheroes. Whether you want to run in memory of someone or honour someone special in your life, you can pick your own hero. Don't forget your fancy dress too! Will you dress as Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman or even make up your own superhero! Don't worry though, you can just be you if you like. We think you're all heroes!

Now, the important part! Age UK Exeter is a local charity, delivering life...

Hospiscare van being loaded with Christmas Trees

Exeter’s Christmas Trees raise over £5,000 for Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:08pm

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 a terminal diagnosis.

Louise Beeken, Head of Fundraising said: “It costs £21,000 a day to run Hospiscare services, caring for people at the end of their life in their homes or at the hospice. We raise this through the generous donations and gifts in wills of the local community....

Burns Night supper at Huntsham Court makes a unique Christmas gift

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:17am

Huntsham Court, near Tiverton, will play host to a Burns Night ceilidh on 24 January when the estate holds their celebration of the Scottish bard’s birth in aid of Hospiscare. Those stuck for the perfect Christmas gift for that special person need look no further.

Huntsham Court’s owners, Chris Badham and Damian Llambias, have generously made the venue available for the occasion, and the splendour of this Victorian-Gothic country house provides the perfect backdrop for what promises to be an evening of stirring spectacle.

There will be Scottish music and dancing and a...

The SING Devon Community Choir are singing for Force this Christmas!

Event Date: 
15/12/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:15pm
The Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Join the SING Devon Community Choir and Hothouse Band this December as we SING for Force at the Barnfield Theatre Exeter!

Since FORCE Cancer Charity was first registered as a charity in 1987 it has developed a vital role in providing local cancer services in the Exeter area. Help us to support this essential local service and enjoy a fantastic, music filled evening at the same time.

Tickets cost £6 in advance and £8 on the door.

To purchase your tickets call the The Barnfield Theatre on 01392 271 808.

Fundraising for World Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day today

Authored by karenelaineking01
Posted: Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:52pm

A £325 share of £1300.00 has been raised by a grateful attendee of Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 'Sobs' Exeter, and has been presented to co-incide with today's World Mental Health Day.

Monies were from a raffle started on the 10th September 2018 (World Awareness of Suicide Preventation Day), and are being split equally between the Samaritans Taunton, Mind Taunton & West Somerset, Sobs UK and Sobs Exeter.

Everyone in the group has lost either a child, a parent, a grandparent, a sibling, a partner, a relative, a colleague or a friend. Sobs exists to help the...