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Hospiscare Update

Added On: 12/02/2021 - Expires on: 11th February 2022

HospiscareHospiscare are a member of the Mid Devon Network, Here is some information about Hospiscare’s current fundraising:

Hospiscare looking at ways of taking their events virtual, but also with the plans for more possibilities into the year. At time of writing their 20 shops remain closed with no plans for reopening at present and with that and the reduction in fundraising they are predicting a £1m deficit this year.

Here is the latest from Denise:

Men’s Walk

We’re looking for your support to join us, or help to promote the 10th anniversary of our Men’s Walk event, which is on Saturday 20th March. This year it’s Men’s Walk – Your Way, where participants walk a route of their choice local to them. Participants will still get a Men’s Walk t-shirt, a beer courtesy of Exeter Brewery, a pasty supplied by Chunk of Devon and a great day. And the Six Nations Ireland vs England game is on ITV1 from 4.45pm.

We may not be able to all join together as in previous years, but for the 10th anniversary it’s even more important that this event takes place, however we can. We hugely appreciate your support in helping us make the 2021 Men’s Walk the success it deserves to be, whilst raising the vitals funds needed to support terminally ill patients across Mid Devon, Exeter and East Devon. If you’d like to sign up or enter a Men’s Walk team please visit for more information, thank you.


Coffee Morning “This year let’s do it differently” –

We know how popular a coffee morning can be and our supporters are fantastic in making this a part of their yearly calendar. So we would like to invite you to take part in Hospiscare’s Coffee Morning in April 2021, we have made some changes as we know that we don’t have the same options for gathering as we have in previous years. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t go ahead, it may be that a zoom coffee morning will gather your family for a catch up and coffee whilst raising money, or perhaps if some of you are in the office a table of cakes in the staffroom will be a welcome sight. Maybe one of our MDBN zoom meetings could involve a cuppa, cake and donation?

However our supporters decided to continue the Coffee Morning tradition is absolutely fine with us (this isn’t a year to be fussy!) although we do ask that you check government guidelines and adhere to all COVID rules at the time of your event. If April isn’t a good time for you then please don’t let this stop you signing up, just let us know when you register when you think you might be able to hold your Coffee Morning.

Hospiscare knows the difference a cuppa can make. The charity cares for over 2,000 patients and their families every year with thousands of cups of tea and coffee providing comfort in the hospice. Our specialist nurses are providing end of life care for our patients and we are all committed to ensuring this continues into the future. You can find more information or sign up to take part in Coffee Morning here


Open Gardens

Hospiscare are looking for keen and green fingered individual gardeners, villages and allotment users in the local community to take part in Hospiscare Open Gardens 2021, and to visit our gardens once the open.

The gardens that take part in our Open Gardens range from small, terraced gardens to sprawling acres in the countryside, we also have small groups of gardens in a street who take part together! All of them with their unique characteristics that make them interesting, as well as calming, tranquil places to visit, relax, enjoying a cup of tea and cake and of course, get some ideas to take home to your own gardens. You can download a couple of posters with details below.

Our first garden is due to open in May (fingers crossed!) and I will send you details of all of the gardens closer to the time.

We can’t change a diagnosis, but we can change someone’s life after diagnosis. Every day matters to our patients and we are committed to providing the end-of-life care that they want.


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