Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Co-op’s ‘enormous help’ for Honiton Hospital

16:27 29 January 2013

Kath Baker, of Co-op, is thanked by the chairman of Honiton Hospital League of Friends, Heather Penwarden, for the generous donation of £1,083. The cash was raised by Co-op staff through the sale of secondhand books.

Kath Baker, of Co-op, is thanked by the chairman of Honiton Hospital League of Friends, Heather Penwarden, for the generous donation of £1,083. The cash was raised by Co-op staff through the sale of secondhand books.

Archant

Staff raise over £1,000 for hospital league of friends.

Staff at the Co-op in Lace Walk have made a healthy donation to Honiton Hospital League of Friends.

They collected £1,083 through the sale of secondhand books.

The League’s chairman, Heather Penwarden, last week thanked staff for their generosity, saying the cash would be “extremely helpful”.

She battled through a snow storm to visit the store on Wednesday and told the Midweek Herald: “It will be an enormous help; it is extremely welcome.

“In the past, we have been able to purchase numerous items, including comfortable chairs, radios for the day rooms, blood pressure monitors, equipment for the maternity unit and, last month, were able to buy every patient who was in hospital on Christmas Day a present.

“We also made the hospital look more festive.”

Heather added: “I know, in these difficult times, it is not easy to raise money.

“The Co-op has been extraordinarily kind in what they have done for us over the past 12 months.”

The League’s former long-serving chairman, Vic Bowsher MBE, who is still a committee member, set up the one-year link with the Co-op.

He had hoped to thank staff personally, but was snowed in at Luppitt.

Receiving the thanks on behalf of the Co-op was Kath Baker, who is already busy fund-raising for the store’s 2013 chosen charity. Watch this space.

0 comments

Other News Stories

49 minutes ago
Honiton mayor Cllr Caroline Kolek stopped by the fayre at Farway Primary School.

The event raised £344 for the school’s PTFA group.

Read more
17:00
Holly Voysey, 21, from All Saints, Axminster

Former Lyme Regis Woodroffe School student Holly Voysey, 21, needs to raise £800 to finance her trip

Read more
16:00
Bluebells at Holyford Woods

An invite to enjoy the birdsong and celebrate Bluebell Day at Holyford Woods

Read more
Some of the staff and residents at Abbeyfield Honiton following their Core Standard Award. Ref mhh 16-16SH 1574. Picture: Simon Horn

The core standard was awarded by the Abbeyfield Society in recognition of the home’s achievements in meeting standards that reflect the society’s core values and best practices in its aim to enhance the lives of old people.

Read more
12:10
Exeter Crown Court.

A Honiton man has been ordered to do unpaid community work after he broke an ASBO by getting drunk and insulting a barmaid.

Read more
11:30

Coffee#1, which recently opened a shop in Sidmouth, wants its Honiton branch to be in combined space at 125 High Street and Lace Walk arcade.

Read more
11:26
Ladies with their spring posies

Ingrid learns how to create seasonal posies

Read more
10:32
Graham Booker. Picture: Irving of Exeter.

A Sidmouth churchwarden, found guilty of pushing over an 85-year-old pensioner and kicking him as he lay on the ground, has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

Read more
07:48
Lyme lifeboat crew members at last year's Blessing of the Boats. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Big turnout expected at the annual harbourside service

Read more
Honiton and District Lions president Steve Guilbert presents a cheque for £1,500 with fellow Lions to Val Royle-chairman of TRIP and representatives this week. Ref mhh 16-16SH 1562. Picture: Simon Horn

The event, held at the end of February, was organised and put on at The Beehive community centre by Honiton and District Lions Club.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications