The latest Hospiscare shop to open in the city is already proving a huge success. Indeed, the shop which opened in March and is situated in Heavitree is already very keen to recruit volunteers to help as much as possible.
“The new shop has been very well received by the public,” confirms shop manager Bonnie Gilbert. “Being the closest shop physically to the hospice itself, local people have been very keen to support us. Now we need just need volunteers to keep up with demand.
The people of Heavitree have a new shopping opportunity available to them: a brand-new shop has been opened there by the long established and popular local charity, Hospiscare. The shop was formally opened on Wednesday March 22nd by Paula Lawford, Chair of Exeter Friends, former trustee and founder member of the charity. The shop sells a range of ladies clothes, has an excellent men’s department and an array of electrical goods and homewares.
Improvements have been carried out to an area in Exeter’s Higher Cemetery.
The ashes section next door to the World War II areas of the cemetery in Heavitree was prone to becoming a muddy patch of grass during wet weather but now the area has been smartened up and made better for visitors.
New footpaths giving greater access have been installed and the memorials have been set against a smart stone background.
A group of dedicated young people, the Macula Collective, have been out in all weathers, all through the winter capturing images of Heavitree Pleasure Grounds - IN THE DARK! This project was commissioned by the people of Heavitree themselves as part of the Heavitree Squilometre project and we're pleased present the results of this youth-focused work in a pop-up Exhibition in Heavitree Park.
The Exhibition will also include images from other memory and reminiscence work from other members of the Heavitree Community who were keen to share what the Park means to them.
With New Year’s resolutions of better health and fitness for 2017 firmly in focus, an astonishing 65 Exeter residents turned up in the first week of January to try out a new Couch to 5k beginner running group in Heavitree.
On Monday, one week on, nearly 100 people came along and joined in.
• making a positive difference to your community
• meeting people
• sharing your skills and learning new ones
• and having fun while you do it...
...then a leading Exeter charity may have just the opportunity for you.
The FORCE Cancer Charity shop in Heavitree has launched a recruitment drive for volunteers.
There is huge variety in the roles on offer and you can be as flexible as you like with time you have available to volunteer.