Hospiscare receives £2,000 contribution to SOS emergency appeal from local housebuilder

Devon based charity Hospiscare is looking to raise £1 million in an emergency appeal. The charity is now nearing its goal with support from the local community and organisations such as Redrow South West.

Hospiscare supports 2,500 people with life-limiting illnesses each year and their reach covers Exeter, Mid and East Devon. This year will be their 40th anniversary, however, as a charity they need to raise around £8 million a year to continue to provide care.

The Covid pandemic had a catastrophic effect on the charity’s resources. The hospice’s income is not recovering...

A group of Men's Walkers with their hands raised by Exeter Mill Stone

Record-breaking fundraising for Men’s Walk in Hospiscare’s 40th anniversary year

Authored by SofyR
Posted: Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:00am

Over 1,000 supporters stepped up for their local hospice charity by taking part in its iconic fundraising event last month.

Men’s Walk returned on 12 March to raise sponsorship for Hospiscare ’s vital end-of-life care for local people living with a terminal illness.

The hospice cares for over 2,500 patients and their families every year across Exeter, Mid and East Devon. With just 18% of the charity’s income funded by the NHS, events like Men’s Walk are crucial to the survival of Hospiscare.

This year’s Men’s Walk was a true milestone for Hospiscare. Not only was it...

Exeter retirement village residents raise nearly £7,000 for Hospiscare

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/10/2022 - 2:57pm

Millbrook retirement village, in Exeter, has handed over a cheque for £6,677 to Hospiscare, after residents hosted a series of fundraisers throughout 2021.

Residents raised £3,338.97 in total by hosting a charity walk, quiz, dog show, coffee morning, craft show, a singing concert, Christmas raffle, and a patio clean. One resident, Jenny Skinner, aged 68, even took part in a skydive to raise vital funds for the Devon based charity.

The residents’ donations were matched by Inspired Villages, the later living operator behind Millbrook, doubling the total to £6,677.94...

Group of people from Otter Garden Centres ready to walk in aid of Hospiscare

‘Brilliant’ total raised for Hospiscare by Otter Garden Centres

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:41am

It’s the third year in a row that the Ottery St Mary garden centre has raised funds for Hospiscare, in what has turned out to be an epic success with the 2021 fundraising total topping £14,700!

This is particularly impressive in yet another year where the pandemic impacted so many charities with postponed or cancelled events.

During the year, efforts included a team from Otter participating in the Hospiscare walk, this year renamed ‘Twilight with a Twist’. The routes were planned by Lauren Pearcy and Sally Bright and 33 walkers completed either 6 or 13 miles. This event...

Stagecoach and RMT union representatives join forces to raise money for Hospiscare Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/04/2022 - 6:02pm

Stagecoach drivers and RMT union representatives across Exeter recently organised a collection, seeing a fantastic £1100 donated to local charity Hospiscare, topped up by their Stagecoach MD.

RMT union reps Matt Hackett, Jamie Nickles and Ian Hodge hit upon the idea initially for a very different reason.

Several weeks ago, saw the company and union in pay talks, with local strike action planned for Monday 18th October. As the union were preparing for the proposed strikes, they realised that some drivers may be out of pocket if they took part in the action, so they...

Hospiscare signs up to The Charity Shop Gift Card

Hospiscare, which provides specialist care to patients and their families living with life-limiting illnesses across Exeter, Mid and East Devon, is the latest charity nationwide to sign up to the first multi-retailer gift card that can be used exclusively in charity shops.

The Charity Shop Gift Card will be sold and accepted in Hospiscare’s 18 shops which help raise money to support more than 2,000 adults every year, across Exeter, Mid and East Devon

The Charity Shop Gift Card has been developed by Gift Card CIC, a social enterprise, and backed by the Charity Retail...

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Teaming up to support Twilight with a Twist

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Mon, 06/14/2021 - 12:16pm

A group of around 30 team members from Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary will be taking part in the Hospiscare ‘Twilight with a Twist’ on Saturday July 10.

It’s the 15th anniversary of the charity’s Twilight Walk, and this year people have been invited to take part either by joining the walk in Exmouth or planning a route locally.

The Otter team have decided on a local route, which has been planned by Lauren Pearcy and Sally Bright. Starting at the garden centre the walk will take in the town of Ottery plus local villages and Escot Estate. Some are taking on the full...

Freemasons donate £1,660 to Hospiscare’s Searl House in Exeter      

Freemasons donate £1,660 to Hospiscare’s Searl House in Exeter     

This year as part of their annual support for hospices throughout the country Ian Kingsbury (at a Socially distanced meeting) presented a certificate denoting the £1660 given on behalf of the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) to Carey Mackenzie, Hospiscare’s Grants and Appeals Officers.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation makes grants of £750,000 to the 203 hospices in England and Wales, including £10,350 to eight hospices here in Devon as part of the £14 million total given since 1984. This includes £300,000 which will be distributed between...

Hospiscare Coffee Morning

Event Date: 
01/04/2021 - 10:00am to 30/04/2021 - 1:00pm
Comfort of your own home

Whether you’re a budding Bake Off star or more of a cake-eating enthusiast, we are asking you to hold a Coffee Morning for Hospiscare in April.

Here at Hospiscare, we know the difference that a cuppa can make. Thousands of cups of tea and coffee are made each year in our hospice, providing comfort for our patients and their families.

Hold a Coffee Morning for Hospiscare your way

  • Enjoy the Great British spring time and hold a garden or street party Coffee Morning
  • Brighten up the office with bunting and hold a workplace Coffee Morning
  • Hold a
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Happy Christmas to Hospiscare as Ottery fundraiser smashes target

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 12/23/2020 - 2:58pm

The fundraising target for Rusty Pig’s ‘Ho Ho Hospiscare’ draw was totally smashed after the local community in Ottery St Mary and surrounding villages showed support for the event.

The initial aim was to raise £500 but by the night of the draw the total had reached £2300. And there was an extra surprise to come with and additional donation of an extra £250 from PASC, an organisation providing support for self-catering businesses, bringing the final total to an amazing £2,550 - equating to a whopping 400 percent increase!

The top prize was a stay for four people at Mazzard...