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30 Together years of caring

Hospiscare’s summer 2012 newsletter

Over 650 men walk for Hospsicare and lots of web exclusive stories!

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Welcome to our brand new Together E-newsletter It has all the stories from the hard copy Together, along with some new online-only exclusives! Hospiscare is now in full swing celebrating our first 30 years and busy fundraising for the next 30! Having helped over 20,000 patients and their families in that time, we have lots to celebrate. This summer we are asking all our supporters to celebrate with us by throwing a vintage tea party at work, home, social groups...details inside! Our latest newsletter includes up to the minute news and celebrations from Hospiscare. Online exclusives include calendar competition winners, memorial golf day success, the benefits of corporate sponsorship and more! All the upcoming events such as Will Week are listed so you can plan your diary for the coming months. Sponsor an event, attend an event, participate or volunteer to help at an event – the choice is yours! The first ever Men’s Walk kicked off the birthday year events and was an amazing success – a hard act to follow, but I’m sure we can manage it. Want a chance to win £2000? Make sure you pick up your summer draw tickets from your local Hospiscare shop! We hope you enjoy your new Together and have a fantastic summer! We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our celebrations. Best wishes, Suzanne Rushforth Corporate Manager

PS Would you like to keep up to date with news of Hospiscare and receive our Together E-newsletter 3 times a year? If so make sure you sign up on our website.

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In this issue of Together...

Major stories First ever Mens Walk Looking forward to Day Care Recipe for success Recycling Scheme Calendar competition winners

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Event news Gardens Galore Memorial Golf success Volunteers needed Ladies Walks goes retro Event calendar Will Week Family cycle Hitting the high note Vintage launch Supporters gallery Book to Play

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Corporate stories Michelmores put best foot forward 6 Ladies going back to the 80’s 12 Will Week 18 Recycling Scheme 20 University partnership 21 Vintage launch 24 Why Sponsor? 27 Thank yous 28 Trade up Challenge 29

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First ever Men’s Walk

marks one giant leap for Hospiscare How far would you be prepared to walk for a pint, a delicious pasty and a delightful fun-filled day out? Well, on Saturday March 17th, over 600 men were enticed outdoors by the prospect of all three of these things for the first ever Hospiscare Men’s Walk. The result was a triumphant success raising funds a plenty for Hospiscare and providing a superb fun day out for all.

The Corporate Cup was won by Michelmores who have raised over £5k in memory of their colleague Ned Strouts.

Starting and finishing at Sandy Park, the celebrated home of the Exeter Chiefs, the circular route included Ludwell Valley and other parks along the way. After completing the 10k route, the men returned to watch the Six Nations England vs Ireland match on the big screens.

The team prize goes to the Lee’s Ramblers who were dressed up as the Village People! Thank you to Le-Roy Funeral Services for donating the prize of Gold Card tickets to the Exeter vs London Irish match. The individual who won the prize for raising the most was Brian Waldron who raised £1,000!

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The cloudy conditions and some light drizzle did not dampen the walkers’ spirits. The prospect of a hot tasty pasty, a pint and an afternoon of first class rugby spurred them on. Louise Beeken, Hospiscare fundraiser and one of the event’s organisers, said “As this was our first men-only walk we didn’t know exactly how popular it was going to be but it has exceeded all of our expectations.”

“I just want to thank everyone who took part, volunteered or sponsored this event!” The South West Communications sponsored walk is set to raise over £50,000 for local patients and families.

Missed out on the Men’s Walk? If you missed out on the action of the Men’s Walk then it’s not too late to sign up for our Big Jump on Saturday 15th September at Dunkeswell Airfield. Take the plunge for our 30th Anniversary and jump 15,000ft from a plane. Get the children involved too with our sponsored teddy parachute jump!

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Michelmores puts best feet forward After raising in excess of £100,000 for Hospiscare over the last three years, leading West Country solicitors Michelmores have once again gone the extra mile in support of the much respected local charity.

shortly before Christmas.

The Michelmores team raised over £5,000 for Hospiscare when they took part in the first Hospiscare Men's Walk which started and finished at Sandy Park, the home of the Exeter Chiefs.

“The support from Hospiscare for him and for his family was consistently fabulous and enabled him to be at home and well cared for until the end.

The team, which comprised Tom Stenner-Evans, Andrew Lovell, Richard Cobb, Phillip and David Maddick, James Bartlett, Robert Coram, Ben Howels and Adrian Miller became the first to be presented with the Men's Walk Cup for raising the most for the charity. The funds were largely raised from colleagues, clients and contacts of the firm in memory of Adrian Miller’s brother-in-law, Ned Strouts, who died

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“Ned was only a few years older than me and had only just started his well-earned retirement when he was diagnosed,” said Adrian.

“It was our pleasure, as well as great fun, to raise money to help Hospiscare continue its brilliant work.” Hospiscare fundraiser Jen Waldron, who was also one of the organisers, said she was delighted with the corporate turnout. “The money is still coming in but I would like to thank Michelmores for their contribution and success.”


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Looking forward to Day Care As a former nurse Emmie knows all about looking after people. However, she says the care she receives at our day centre in Exeter is second to none.

“The journey is a joy,” she said. “It is so nice to be driven so that you can look at the countryside around you. It is something I look forward to so much.”

Emmie has fibrosis of the lungs as a result of radiation treatment that went wrong 15 years ago. She needs to be attached to an oxygen machine 24-hours-a-day which means she finds it difficult to leave her house. Even simple tasks leave her breathless and her condition is worsening all the time.

Emmie was referred to Hospiscare by her GP and said at first she had major reservations.

Emmie is transported each week by ambulance to our day care centre and says it is her only escape.

“A nurse then came to see me but I wouldn’t come, for the simple reason that my son died of cancer at the age of 34 and was cared for in a hospice.”

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She added: “When my doctor first suggested I come here I was shocked because I automatically associated Hospiscare with cancer. “


“Being here I can see that every penny counts and even £10 will make a difference to someone.” “She spoke to me again and I still didn’t want to come but eventually I agreed.” Emmie said that despite her reservations, she has not looked back since. “I must admit I was scared and anxious the first time I came in but everyone has been so lovely,” she said. “You are always greeted with a smile and everybody cares, they really do and can’t do enough for you.” “I spend nearly the whole day in the craft room chatting to the other patients. You all know each other and it’s like a little coffee morning with a bit extra thrown in.”

The craft room is just one of a range of services on offer including, hairdressing, reflexology, massages, and manicures alongside clinical consultations and medical support. Patients are also treated to a hot lunch, prepared by our kitchen team, as well as afternoon tea and cakes. Emmie said she hoped her story would encourage more people to donate to Hospiscare. She added: “Being here I can see that every penny counts and even £10 will make a difference to someone.” Our centres in Exeter, Tiverton and Seaton offer more than 4,000 patient care days a year.

Help us continue There are many ways you can help us to continue our vital work throughout Exeter, mid and east Devon. Call us on 01392 688020 and find out how you can support us. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.hospiscare.co.uk/support_us

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Gardens galore! For those of us living in the South West of England and in particular Devon with its diverse climatic conditions, we are very fortunate to have so many different styles of gardens to visit. With the Open Garden booklet now available in all Hospiscare shops, you can find out what is on offer this year!

Owners taking part in this special Open Garden season for Hospiscare’s 30th anniversary year have created in some places naturalistic gardens whilst others have made wonderful ornamental gardens – all offering an excellent day out for those of us who really enjoy garden visits. The programme also includes the garden at the new Mid Devon Pine Lodge Centre opening its doors on Saturday 21st July and the Jubilee Jazz Picnic in June.

Memorial Golf day success On Friday 30th March 2012 a memorial golf day was held at Okehampton Golf Club in honour of their past captain and president John Spry. John, who lived at Northlew for all his life, first became interested in golf over 40 years ago and played a highly influential role at the golf club and within the local community. Rachel Spry, John’s granddaughter, organised the day and commented that “we were overwhelmed with support, from both sponsors and entrants”.

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Rachel and family were thrilled to have McCarthy and Stone sponsor the main event and would like to extend their thanks to them and to all of the hole sponsors who provided a wealth of support. Additionally, they would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes and helped with the preparation and running of the day. 156 golfers took part in the main golfing competition as well as a “nearest the pin” competition. Prizes were kindly donated by


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All possible with the support from Western Power Distribution, Tracey Skinner said; “ I am so excited about this year’s programme and so thankful to Western Power’s sponsorship of what promises to be a fantastic year of gardens” With some having already opened their gates, the Open Gardens season is in full swing with some of

local companies. Winners of the competition were Paul Rattenbury, Jerry Lock, Dean Rice and Lloyd Chapman with 89 points and were presented with prizes which were kindly donated by local companies. The winners of the ‘nearest the pin’ competitions were Harry Hawking, Lee Pengelly, Peter Lacey, Rod Wright and Ted Boswell.

the finest, most diverse and picturesque gardens to choose from. To see the stunning collection of gardening wonders, pick up your Western Power sponsored Open Gardens booklet today from your local Hospiscare shop or see our website. For more information or to add your garden to our scheme, call Tracey Skinner on 01392 688052.

such a worthy cause. I really cannot thank everyone enough, both the staff and volunteers from Hospiscare and everyone who helped to make the event such a success”. The golf day raised £4890.08 for Hospiscare.

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Volunteers needed We are looking for friendly, flexible, reliable people who can keep confidential information to help us at Hospiscare. If you are interested or want more information and an application form please contact David on 01392 688005 or email volunteering@hospiscare.co.uk Currently this is what we are urgently seeking:

Drivers needed:

Could you spare a coup le of hours a week to he lp transport Hospiscare patients to/ from day care and hosp ital appointments? Do you have a valid drivi ng license and your ow n car or are willing to be trained to drive ou r Disabled Passenger Ve hicle? All travel expenses reimbursed.

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Women and girls are being urged to journey back in time when they take part in this year’s Hospiscare Women’s Midnight Walks. Hospiscare is asking participants to dress head to toe in 80s clobber for the fundraising evenings. For the first time this year, girls aged 12-15 can register to walk as long as they have parental consent and are accompanied by an adult on the night. Hospiscare Events and Community Fundraising Manager Louise Beeken said: “More than 800 women took part in each walk last year, raising more than £130,000. There is always a fantastic atmosphere and we are hoping the 80s fancy dress theme will add an extra sense of fun.” The walks, which take place in Exmouth on May 19 and Tiverton on July 14, are sponsored by Palmers Whitton & Laing.

They both start at the towns’ rugby clubs and take in a 7.5-mile circular route. Registration for the Tiverton walk is open until 8th July. Everyone taking part receives a souvenir t-shirt and is being encouraged to raise as much money as they can through sponsorship. Men don’t need to feel left out either as the charity is always on the look-out for marshals to help guide the walkers. For more information visit www.womensmidnightwalk. co.uk or call Hospiscare on 01392 688020.

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A recipe for success New course offers to teach the cooking basics Everyone loves and needs to eat. But cooking itself is not always easy. Many of us find it hard to construct the most basic meals even at the best of times. The problem is magnified during times of bereavement or when spouses are poorly. Even today, many families find that having had meals cooked for them over many years by one particular person, they have never learnt how to cook themselves. Here at Hospiscare, we have found that many end up eating processed meals or junk food instead. Happily, Hospiscare has the answer! A new cookery course we are running will teach basic cookery skills to ensure that it is not only our patients who are eating healthily! The course is open to anyone, and starts with basic hints and tips to make exciting yet easy and healthy food. So put away your processed foods and takeaways, and join us in learning how to make everything from a basic gravy to a roast pork steak in apple and sage sauce. The only cost is a donation to cover the cost of the food provided on the course. With some of our patients requiring purĂŠed foods and other specialist diets, we also will be running a special purĂŠe course. Again open to anyone, it covers everything from what equipment to buy, different styles of purĂŠes and hints and tips on how to make them incredibly yummy. For either course, contact us on 01392 688036 or e-mail education@hospsicare.co.uk

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Pull out and keep Braised Pork Steak with Apple Gravy Ingredients

1 Pork steak per person, Bisto roasted gravy granules, ½ onion chopped, 1 small apple chopped, Salt, pepper and sage (optional), 2 tsp oil for frying

1. Season pork steak with salt and pepper on both sides. 2. Put pan onto heat, and when hot, fry pork until sealed and coloured on both sides. 3. Remove from the pan and put into baking dish. 4. Add a little oil to the pan and add chopped onion, frying them until they are soft. 5. Add chopped apple and fry until golden. 6. Make up gravy as packet instructs. 7. Add gravy to onion and apple; bring to the boil and season to taste with salt, pepper and sage. 8. Pour gravy over pork steak and cover with foil. 9. Place in oven, which has been preheated to gas mark 5 or 190°c, for 35-40 minutes until pork is tender.

Tips:

For the gravy, replace half the water with apple juice for a lovely flavour. You could replace half the oil with a nugget of butter to enrich the taste. For a creamier texture, add 2tbs of double cream.

Hold a ‘Dinner4Good’ event and impress your friends! Why not show off your new culinary skills and try out our pork steak recipe, by holding a Dinner4Good event. Make fundraising for your local hospice more fun, with fabulous food and good company. Visit www.dinner4good.com/hospiscare or call us on 01392 688020 for more information on how you can run your own event.

315 people were cared for in our In Patient Unit last year


Things to see and do May

13 A concert for Chris, Exeter Enjoy the wonderful music of the Stan Hacking Orchestra at St Peter’s School, Quarry Lane, Exeter. For tickets please contact Graham Coppell 01404 812780, Ann Hacking 01392 447672 or Hospiscare Reception on 01392 688000. 15 Cake or Lunch! Honiton Enjoy tea, coffee and cake from 9.30am prior to a delicious two course lunch open to all at Mackarness Hall, Honiton, served from 11.30pm until 1.30pm. Call Mary on 01404 43196 for more information. 19 Ladies Midnight Walk, Exmouth Join the perfect 80’s themed girls’ night out. Visit www.womensmidnightwalk.co.uk for details.

May to August

19 Plant Sale, Honiton Sponsored Grab a bargainbyearly at the Baptist Church. 26 Plant Sale, St Leonard’s Back by popular demand; celebrate summer with a floral bargain at Baring Crescent.

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Jubilee Jazz & Blues Picnic Saturday 9th June 2012 Brockhill House, Broadclyst

Tickets £10 Bring a picnic, champagne, chairs, a torch and a flag for an evening compered by Mark Tyler from Radio EXE 107.3 FM Relax by the lake in the wonderful grounds of Brockhill House and enjoy an evening of jazz and blues from some of Devon’s leading bands. Gates open at 4.30pm with music 5.30 to 10.30pm. For tickets call 01392 688020. Sponsored by

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Each year we receive over 50 legacy


June

9 Charity Fun Day, Exmouth Have some family fete fun including a bike show followed by a disco in the evening at the Exmouth Town Football Club. 9 Jubilee Jazz, Exeter Celebrate the Jubilee in style and enjoy an evening of Jazz and Blues. For tickets contact 01392 688020 or below for more information. 16 Choir Concert, Ottery St Mary Enjoy a concert by Budleigh Male Voice Choir at Ottery St Mary Parish Church. For tickets, call 01392 688020. 25 Thank You Service, Exeter Join this open service with the Bishop of Exeter, Rt Revd Dr Michael Laurence Langrish at Exeter Cathedral to say thank you for 30 years of Hospiscare.

July 12 Marnie Burgoyne Golf Day, Exeter Book early to avoid disappointment for this popular golf day at the Exeter Golf and Country Club. Entry includes a carvery meal, there are additional competitions to enter and team and individual prizes to be won. To enquire please contact 01392 688020. 14 Ladies Midnight Walk, Tiverton For a girls’ night out with a difference, visit www.womensmidnightwalk.co.uk. Registration for this 80’s themed night closes on 2nd July.

Support your local Hospice How you can support us

You can support Hospiscare in so many ways, from donating, volunteering, joining the Lottery, running an event for us to spreading the word about the work we do. Why not make a difference today and support your local Hospiscare nurse?

How you can contact us

Website: www.hospiscare.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hospiscare Twitter: www.twitter.com/hospiscare Fundraising office: 01392 688020 or s.healey@hospiscare.co.uk Events office: 01392 688052 or events@hospiscare.co.uk Lottery office: 01392 688025 or lottery@hospiscare.co.uk Shops: 01392 688066 or shops@hospiscare.co.uk

y gifts, ranging from £100 to £100,000


Peace of mind with Will Week As a local hospice that relies on legacy gifts, we understand just how important a Will is in remembering everyone you care for and ensuring your wishes are followed. Although we know a Will secures our loved ones’ future, it’s not something we like to think about. Yet it’s so important for everybody to have a Will and keep it up to date so there are no unnecessary problems for loved ones. In reality the business of making or updating a Will is straightforward and Will Week makes it even simpler. Will Week is an opportunity for you to make a donation in support of our patients and their families while giving you the peace of mind that the people and causes close to your heart are looked after in the future.

Axminster

Beviss & Beckingsale Vicky Boyer, 01297 630700 Milford & Dormor Mr D Deekes, 01297 32206

Bovey

WBW Helen Goodwin, 01626 833263

Budleigh

Everys Nicholas Strong, 01395 442223 Symes Robinson & Lee Don Middlemost, 01395 445581

Crediton

Symes Robinson & Lee Naomi Brookes, 01363 775566

Cullompton

Dunn & Baker Melissa Down, 01884 33818

Exeter

Ashfords Laura England, 01392 333893 Cartridges Debra Bulcraig, 01392 256854 Dunn & Baker Melissa Down, 01392 250041

Everys Nicholas Strong, 01392 477983 Ford Simey Will Vine, 01392 274126 Morgan and Pope Charlotte McGregor, 01392 274006 Stones Amanda Rainford, 01392 666777 Symes Robinson & Lee Emma Gray, 01392 270867 Tozers Caroline Harris, 01392 667675 WBW Richard Welham, 01392 666525

Exmouth

Everys Nicholas Strong, 01395 264384 Ford Simey Rebecca Tribble, 01395 272241 Vine Orchards Gordon Pring, 01395 273035

Hemyock

Milford & Dormer Mr W Bennett 01460 61000

Honiton

Beviss & Beckingsale Emily Thompsett, 01404 548050 Everys Chris Lake/Rachael Taylor, 01404 43431 Ford Simey Sandy Holdich, 01404 540020

Okehampton

Stones Scott Cann, 01837 650200

Ottery

Everys Chris Lake, 01404 813446

Seaton

Beviss & Beckingsale Paul Watkins, 01297 626950 Everys Rachael Taylor, 01297 21105

Sidmouth

Everys Chris Lake, 01395 577983 Ford Simey Sarah Tregale, 01395 577061

Tiverton

Hole and Pugsley Charles Pugsley, 01884 252827

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Will Week 14th - 18th May 2012 Frequently asked questions Q What is Will Week?

Q How do I book?

It’s an opportunity for you to make your Will or get your existing Will up to date. Over 30 local solicitors are supporting Hospiscare Will Week by giving their time free to write or update a standard Will so you can make a donation to Hospiscare instead.

You can book simply by choosing a participating solicitor from the list and make an appointment where you can talk about the options available. In the unlikely event that your Will is more complicated, your solicitor will discuss any different financial arrangements that may be required.

Q Isn’t a Will difficult to sort out? It’s easier to make a Will than you might think. Your solicitor will help you express your wishes clearly and guide you through the simple process.

Q What is the suggested donation? As a guide we suggest £80 for a single Will, £120 for mirror wills (for couples with similar wishes) and £45 for a codicil (a change to an existing Will). Please respect your solicitor’s generosity by donating an amount that reflects their time and expertise.

Q Can I leave a gift to Hospiscare? If, having reviewed your personal circumstances, you decide you would like to leave a gift to Hospiscare in your Will, thank you. Your solicitor will be able to arrange this for you. There’s no obligation to do so and your arrangements are private.

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New Recycling Scheme A new Enterprise Centre is opening soon thanks to a major donation by Alcoa Howmet’s global charity Alcoa Foundation which has a factory on the city’s Sowton Industrial Estate. The donation will enable Hospiscare to launch the Social Enterprise Scheme, which will raise much-needed funds. Helen Hutter, Hospiscare’s Head of Retail, said: “Staff at the centre will sort through the items and identify those that can be reused, recycled or refurbished. We are planning to reuse/ recycle 95 per cent of the donated items with the rest being disposed of appropriately.”

Family cycle to France and back all in mem After Chris Coppell passed away in July 2011, many of her family and friends pulled together to organise an event to remember her. The team, made up of friends and family, will be attempting to cycle over 40 miles a day through the summer heat to raise as much as possible for a cause close to their hearts. Chris Coppell spent her final week at Hospiscare in Exeter. Overwhelmed by the high level of care, kindness, sympathy and support they received, Chris asked her family to do all they could to raise as many funds as possible for the hospice in her memory, so that others may continue to benefit from the same care, attention and consideration which they had recieved.

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The charity cycling challenge around the coasts of Southen England and Northern France will be a very personal tribute to Chris’ life, with friends in France being included in the event. Using a mixture of a previous charity cycle team name,


University partnership formed A partnership between the University of Exeter and Hospiscare has been formed to help raise funds for Hospiscare. The University, through this partnership, will be able to increase what it can recycle, reuse and safely dispose of, while Hospiscare will be able to profit from the pre-loved donations. The exciting agreement will also see pop-up Hospiscare stalls and recycling bins, for phones, books, CDs and more, around the campuses. Already Hospiscare has benefited through recycling old shelves and furniture for their new processing centre, and the University will cut down on the waste they create. Set to last for at least three years, this will help to continue care across Exeter, east and mid Devon, but will also cut down on the resources used up and the amount wastefully sent to the tip.

mory of Chris an amalgamation of Chris’ name, a French cycling term and the Roman name for Exeter, the “Chriscappeloton” team name was born. Starting on the 2nd July and finishing on the 9th July, the route will take the team of eight, with ages ranging from their 30’s to their 60’s, through Exeter, Portsmouth, Cherbourg, Roscoff and Plymouth. The 800 mile journey, that will push them all to cycle over 40 miles a day, starts at the family home in Bridport and finishes at Aylesbeare Common. If you wish to sponsor the team, or find out more, you can do so by visiting their website at www.chriscappeloton.info. You can also support them by going to the Stan Hacking concert in memory of Chris on the 13th May.

Fundraisers hit the right note when they raised £8,010 for Hospiscare. Vocalists from Voice Worx and The Wyndham Singers generated the impressive sum of money by staging concerts and performing carols in Kentisbeare. Duggie Pinn, from the Wyndham Singers and Heather Lamport from Voice Worx, presented the cash to Hospiscare trustee Nick Agg-Manning at the Wyndham Arms in Kentisbeare. Nick said: “The amount these two groups raised is quite sensational and I cannot thank them enough for their efforts.”

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Calendar winners announced The annual calendar competition was a resounding success with over 200 entries! The 12 photos choosen by local Express and Echo readers will appear in the Hospiscare’s 2013 calendar. “I really am delighted my photo is going to be on the Hospiscare calendar,” said run away winner Pauline Howe. “The motivation for me to rally family, friends, neighbours etc to vote for my photo, was due to the fact that sadly, both of my parents were affected by cancer & the thought of having my photo on the calendar, gave me great pleasure.” “I look forward to buying the calendar when it is out to give to family and friends.” The final photos include misty snaps to beautifully clear days on Exmouth beach.

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“There was so many interesting and diverse photos this year” said Communications Officer and judge Annabelle Spender. “It is great to have an event that shows the talent that alot of our supports have photographically” Pick up your copy of the calendar in the Hospiscare shops from July. Can’t wait for a photographic thrill until next years competition? Follow our Facebook for the latest photo competition or contact us to volunteer your photographic skills at 01392 688020.

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Have you read Sue’s Story? This spring, Sue, one of our patients, wrote a letter out to some of our supports asking for vital funds to help the Hospice continue.

This spring, help more p eople like me enjo y precious m oments

Have you read it? If not, you can read it online now at: www.hospiscare.co.uk/Suesappeal Make a difference this summer for people living in Exeter, mid and east Devon.

Vintage tea launch party The flag ship store on Fore Street is holding a Vintage Tea party on Wednesday 9th May to launch its new vintage section and Vintage Tea party project.

Come and join us for an exciting afternoon of cakes and tea while you find out all about what vintage fun we have planned for this summer! Find out how you could run your own vintage tea, or what great bargains the new vintage shop in the centre of Exeter has to often. 24 | www.hospiscare.co.uk


Supporters Gallery Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year! Whether it has been taking part in our events, running your own, donating money or volunteering for us, you have all made a difference. Doing an event for us this summer? Why not send us your photos, so we can show in the next issue. E-mail them to events@hospiscare.co.uk or call 01392 688020 for information on running your own event.

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Your chance to win £1000... For as little as £1 a week you can join The Hospiscare Lottery. Nowadays £1 will not buy you a cup of coffee or even a loaf of bread, but with our lottery... £1 could win you £1,000! When you join you will be entered into our weekly draw and you will be allocated your own unique lottery membership number. Every Friday there will be a draw and a total 40 people will share in the prize fund of £1,500. One lucky person will win the top prize of £1,000 and 39 others will win prizes from £ 100 - £5. If you are a lucky winner there is no need to claim your prize because we will automatically send it to you in the post.

Your Chance to win: 1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize 4th prize 5th prize

£1000 £100 £75 £50 £25

Join the Lottery now...

15 prizes of 20 prizes of

£10 £5

A total of £1500 must be won each week!

Visit www.hospiscare.co.uk/lotteryonline or call 01392 688025 with your card details and be in with the chance of winning £1000 in the next draw. Lines open 9am-3pm (Mon-Fri) Registered charity no. 297798. Registered in England and Wales as a limited company no. 2164215. Hospiscare is registered with the Gambling Commission, Promoter G Atherton.

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Why Sponsor? How you and your company can benefit Hospiscare would not be celebrating its 30th Anniversary without the amazing support of the communities and companies in the areas which it covers. Corporate partnerships with us and sponsorship of our fundraising events are great ways to support Hospiscare. They provide a company with excellent PR opportunities whilst raising its profile with its customers, its staff and the community. Rathbone Investment Management recently sponsored the highly successful Diva & Divo opera concerts and is also supporting the Jubilee Jazz and Blues Picnic in June. The pre and post event publicity has helped Rathbones to further raise its profile in the local community.

“We wish Hospiscare every success and, as it celebrates 30 years of caring in 2012, we are sure the community will join us in wishing the charity many more decades of admirable service.” By supporting Hospiscare you are helping us provide local care for local people. Join us in celebrating our past and fundraising for our future, whilst boosting your corporate image. Rathbones are benefiting from a great partnership with Hospiscare – so could you! Call 01392 688020 for more details or e-mail j.arnold@hospiscare. co.uk

“Rathbones engages with a wide range of organisations and community initiatives across the UK and we are extremely proud to support Hospiscare – a highly valued and much respected charity in the south west,” said Sarah Tobey, Regional Director at Rathbones.

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Lottie’s adventures How many have you met? These are just some of the celebrities photographed with Lottie recently. Can you name them all? New faces are added regularly and can be found in our Facebook photo album. Follow us to keep up-to-date. If you want a Lottie of your own... You can get one free by signing-up to the Hospiscare Lottery and paying by quarterly, half yearly or yearly standing order. You will also be in with a chance of winning £1000 in the weekly draw! Call the Lottery Office on 01395 688025 or visit www.hospiscare.co.uk for more details.

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Book turned into a play for Hospiscare BBC reporter and TV detective novelist Simon Hall has rewritten one of his famous book for the stage. For the first time one of his books was performed on stage all for Hospiscare! Shown at the Barnfield Theatre, and rehearsed at the hospice, ‘An unnessary murder’ was a success. Congratulations and thanks must be said to everyone involved in putting on the performance. A special thank you also must go to Wetherspoons, Bailey Partnership, Thomson Jenner, South West Water, Meridian Business Support and Zebra Design for their support.

Thank you Helen Ruby who raised £380 from her 50th birthday party celebrations, Honiton Golf Club who raised a magnificent £3,500, Mike Soanes who skydived and raised a magnificent £551, Yazz Modiri for trekking up Snowdonia raising £200, Valerie Dodd and the Exeter West Lions at the Lions Wedding fair for raising over £3,000, Gourmandine Crepes for their Pancake Day, Kaba for supporting us over the last year, Gilbert Stephens for their November Will

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Week, Glen King’s Ladies Evening for raising £1,800, Original Style and Central Garage for raising £75.15, to everyone who took part in the Christmas Hamper and Big Card raising over £7,000, Robert and Jackie Hough organised concerts in the Music Room Chudleigh, Exeter City Football Club collecting over £800 of donations at one of their matches, Scott & Annie Foggin who organised a party in memory of Jane Clements and raised £1,000, Men of Morchard


Trade up challenge Exeter’s Chamber of Commerce members were surprised with a trading based competition at their March meeting. All the members were given a bottle of Frobisher’s juice and given the task to trade up the item. Once they had traded up as much as possible, they would then auction off the item to raise as money for their local hospice, Hospiscare. So far the most exciting trade up was from Penguin Consultants of a penguin! Traded up but not told us yet? Register your trade up today at www.hospiscare.co.uk/ corporate or call 01392 688020.

who raised £800 from their concert, Royal Oak Inn, Wyndham Arms & Dawlish Water Rotary for organising a quiz night and raising £1,000, Teresa Miller for raising £250 from her 60th birthday, Livery Dole Anglican Chapel for raising £105 from their Harvest Festival, Mr & Mrs Shepherd for raising £125 from their 40th Wedding Anniversary celebrations, Mr & Mrs Edwards for raising £250 from their Ruby Wedding, Bolham Community Primary School for raising £287.75 from Christmas Carol concert, David Hatch who donated £102.50 from his piggy bank,

Joyce Clark who raised £786 from organising a musical evening in her home, Alison Johns for organising a charity clothes swap and raised £141, Mr & Mrs Diggle for raising £175 from their Diamond Wedding anniversary, Louise Brownhill for running the Grizzley and raising £220, Colebrook Village Hall for raising £141.54 from their Harvest Supper, Otter Nurseries for bird food and a feeding station for Daycare, Cathedral Appointments, JLT and Vapormatic who are supporting us this year as their chosen charity.

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