Admiral Nurse campaign gets £1,000 from a bike trip down memory lane

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:31 20 September 2017

Heather Penwarden received a cheque for £1,000 from Alan Rowe and his team.

Heather Penwarden received a cheque for £1,000 from Alan Rowe and his team.


The campaign to bring a much-needed Admiral Nurse to Honiton is getting off to an excellent start this week.

Admiral Nurse Honiton logo. Midweek HeraldAdmiral Nurse Honiton logo. Midweek Herald

This is thanks to a big community response in getting behind our goal to raise an initial £150,000 to bring the nurse to Honiton.

Working in partnership with Dementia UK, the charity that provides specialist dementia support to families through their Admiral Nurse service, achieving this target will enable to us to secure a three-year contract for the specialist dementia support that will be of such great benefit to local families.

Honiton barber Alan Rowe, along with members of his staff, family and customers, has backed the cause and last Saturday he presented £1,000 raised by the shop’s cycling team.

The fantastic total was raised from their 85-mile ‘Memory Lane Trip’ last month.

We cannot thank Alan enough for leading the way with our campaign and showing what can be achieved.

Two other major organisations in the town have come out in full support of the campaign.

Tesco Stores and LED Leisure are both taking their part in the first major fundraising and awareness event for the Honiton Admiral Nurse.

The special event is being held at Honiton Leisure Centre this Saturday (September 16).

Honiton Leisure Centre is opening its doors to help promote the campaign and the Honiton Admiral Nurse steering group will be offering refreshments and information about Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses they train, develop and support.

For all Strictly Come Dancing fans, fun dancing lessons will be held in the dance studio.

At 3pm, Glen Bayliss will lead a session of Ballroom Dancing followed by folk dancing with caller Rosie Shaw and musicians from the Ivor Hyde Band at 4.30pm.

There is no charge but donations to the fund will be most welcome.

The leisure centre is benefiting from brand new gym equipment and enhanced studios which are being launched on this day.

Everyone is welcome to drop in and from 8am there will be a range of sessions available to try out the new facilities.

Tesco are also promoting the event from their Honiton store where they will be running a ‘Healthy Hamper Raffle’ for customers to take part in.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

More than 200,000 people lined the streets of Devon and an extra £4m of spending was generated when the Tour of Britain rolled through the county last month.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:01

Results of Parish History Society’s reearch to go on show at the parish church

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Don’t miss our weekly round-up of photos from our readers.

Read more

The parents of a Cranbrook schoolboy who died from flu in January this year are calling on mums and dads to vaccinate their children.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:01

Healthy eating charity HALFF will help parents and carers prepare tasty and nutritious meals for families

Read more
Fri, 17:00

Court hears how around half a kilo of heroin and cocaine were driven into East Devon

Read more
Fri, 15:01

Societry members see some ‘sacred cow challenging’ moments

Read more
Fri, 10:30

Greggs could open a new store in Honiton as early as next year, the Herald can report.

Read more
Fri, 07:01

Special production will celebrate the South Wessex Organ Society’s first anniversary

Read more
Thu, 17:00

A pair of care homes close to Honiton have been rated ‘good’ by the UK’s health watchdog.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Midweek Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications