Pink Fizz will bring added 'pop' to the 2018 Twilight Walk

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:32pm

Women and girls we have a date for your diaries! Saturday 7th July sees the return of the annual Hospiscare Twilight Walk . This year’s theme is “Pink Fizz”, so dig out all things pink to wear and there will be a glass of 'fizz' waiting for you on your return. The walk is once again kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution.

The sponsored walk starts from The Maer, Exmouth and both routes take in stunning views of the coast. There will be entertainment at the start and along the route, and a well-deserved glass of 'fizz', a bacon sandwich and a cuppa at the end.


Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity stages successful running extravaganza

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:20pm

A two-day running festival staged by CITY Community Trust has been declared a huge success.

More than 450 runners braved the elements to take on the Exeter Half Marathons, which began at the Quay and followed a two-lap route along the River Exe and through Riverside Valley Park.

Organisers at CITY Community Trust, Exeter City Football Club’s partner charity, said they were delighted with the event, which sold out weeks in advance. The charity is now looking ahead to its next events which are the Granite Way race, a 10 or 20mile race across Dartmoor, on March 4 and the...

Inflatable 5K Survival Run

Event Date: 
23/06/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Westpoint Centre (Devon) Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ

2018 see’s NEW obstacles and a brand new ultimate 5k inflatable survival run .

Ever been chased by a T-rex ? Hunted down by a gang of gabbling grannies or squashed by sumo wrestlers ? Now is your chance! Not only will you need conquer our insane 5k inflatable obstacle course but evade swarms of crazy taggers set on taking your tags / three lives.

Inflatable 5K Obstacle Run

Event Date: 
23/06/2018 - 8:45am to 2:00pm
Westpoint Centre (Devon) Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ

Exeter we are back. The UK’s best Inflatable Obstacle course has got even bigger, bouncier and more insane. We have added crazy NEW obstacles to make the most fun and extreme inflatable obstacle event ever created.

Great West Run: A cathartic event for Emma

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:47pm

On Sunday 15 October 2017 thousands of runners took part in the Great West Run half marathon in Exeter and amongst them was a team of runners from Hospiscare.

TeamHospiscare35 was initiated by Dr Becky Baines and Dr Jenny Hayes. Both work at Hospiscare and wanted friends, families, colleagues and supporters to run together to celebrate the organisation’s 35th anniversary, raise awareness and fundraise on behalf of the local charity.

One member of the team, Emma Gray, 40 from East Devon, had a very personal reason for running with TeamHospiscare35.

Emma explained: “...

Health and wellbeing charity puts best foot forward for the Great West Run

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:19am

EXETER health and wellbeing charity the CITY Community Trust is standing by its values and has 30 runners training for the Great West Run – the largest team from one single organisation to take part in this year’s race.

And the charity is supporting two other causes – Exeter Sports Fund and Children’s Hospice South West.

The CITY Community Trust (CCT), which works in partnership with Exeter City Football Club, delivers health, education, wellbeing and physical activity programmes to more than 45,000 members of the community every year.

And to reflect the programmes...

Lots of family fun at the Hospiscare Breakfast Run!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 09/23/2017 - 3:23pm

Hundreds of pyjama-clad runners, joggers and walkers from across Devon turned up at glorious Knightshayes near Tiverton on Sunday 17th September to take part in the Hospiscare Breakfast Run. The novelty event which featured a 5 or 10k route attracted runners from all age groups and abilities, with 482 people joining in to raise much-needed funds for local charity Hospiscare.

The participants enjoyed an off road course with some challenging inclines and were rewarded for their efforts at the end with a delicious breakfast from the Stables Kitchen.

Sarah Smith, Hospiscare...

Pensioner takes up Ultra-Endurance Challenges

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:31pm

Witness The Fitness! It’s not often you hear a gentleman in his eighties tell you that he has recently taken up extreme distance events. But Len Styles from Honiton is not your average eighty year old. Having always kept himself in good physical nick, (in his younger years Len used to enjoy taking part in ½ marathons and triathlons), rather than easing off Len is increasing the mileage and has found it to be an essential outlet in helping him deal with grief.

Len explains, “My lovely partner, Christine Taylor, died in December 2015. Christine had three operations and had treatment...

James Cracknell to lead run through Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/16/2017 - 7:21am

On Friday 30th June, British rowing champion James Cracknell OBE, will lead a group run through Exeter’s City Centre to raise awareness of Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) being one of the chosen charities of Exeter’s Great West Run, which is taking place in the City later this year.

Owner of Exeter’s Great West Run, the double Olympic gold medallist will be joined on the run by several running supporters of CHSW, including a team from the Exeter offices of Girling Jones. The group will set off from the charity’s shop on Sidwell Street following a route down the High Street,...

Newbie runner aims to raise £10k for Hospiscare and Derriford ICU

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:26am

After unexpectedly losing his sister to an accident in 2003 then his brother from cancer in 2010, Iain MacDougall has decided to raise £10,000 for the organisations that looked after his siblings in their final days.

In order to get fit and raise money, Iain chose this year to start running. But this isn’t just your average fitness regime. Iain decided that he wanted to quite literally go that extra mile and spend two years working his way up to running a full marathon. Along the way he will be running 5k and 10k races and a half marathon.

The £10,000 that Iain hopes to...