Hospiscare appeal nears £30k mark

PUBLISHED: 14:55 15 April 2014

Eddie Pescud (2nd left) president of Honiton and district Lions club at the big breakfast in Offwell village hall. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3481-15-14TI To order your copy of this photo go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Eddie Pescud (2nd left) president of Honiton and district Lions club at the big breakfast in Offwell village hall. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3481-15-14TI To order your copy of this photo go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

An appeal to raise £250,000 to build and run a state-of-the-art day hospice in Honiton has captured the hearts of the local community and is now approaching the £30,000 mark.

In February, the Midweek Herald and its sister papers backed the launch of Hospiscare’s East Devon Hospice Appeal to help raise the remaining funds needed for the day hospice.

Demolition of the buildings on the site has started and the new hospice, which is located in King Street, is due to open later this summer.

The £60,000 cost of the demolition has been gifted to Hospiscare by local businesses.

The charity has been supported by people and businesses across East Devon, who have been generously supporting the appeal in various ways from concerts and wine tasting evenings to pamper days.

Hospiscare appeal fundraiser Sarah Smith said: “The fundraising total is made up of many donations and every single one will help bring care closer to our patients and families in East Devon.

“We have been very lucky to have had generous support from a number of local companies who have gifted their services to us, saving Hospiscare more than £65k.’’

The new hospice will serve patients in East Devon. It will feature spa-like treatment rooms, a large and comfortable patient lounge, a beautiful garden, plus educational facilities for the training of healthcare professionals and students, and access to palliative care specialists for support, advice or treatment.

Honiton Lions Ladies and Honiton and District Lions Club cooked up a storm at a Big Breakfast event last Saturday at Offwell Village Hall. More than £400 was raised.

They served up more than 70 breakfasts. Lyn Guilbert, who helped organise the event, said she was thrilled with how the event went and thanked all the local people who turned out to support the fundraiser.

To donate to the appeal visit www.eastdevondayhospiceappeal.co.uk. Alternatively, visit participating Natwest branches in Honiton, Axminster, Ottery St Mary, and Seaton.

For more information on how to get involved in fundraising for the East Devon Hospice Appeal contact appeal fundraiser Sarah Smith by emailing s.smith@hospiscare.co.uk or call 01392 688062.

Hospiscare recieved a grant of £510,000 from NHS England as well as generous pledges from its sister charities Budleigh, Exmouth, Sidmouth Hospiscare, to bring the project to fruition.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:44

A former Sidmouth College pupil has snapped up a blink and you will miss role in a Hollywood blockbuster.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Pupils at The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis, performed Little Shop of Horrors. Teacher Simon Ransome-Williams submitted his review.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:30

Sean James, 45, was among the extras for Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30

Baker Estates want to build the homes - the first phase of a 300-home development - on land between Honiton and Gittisham.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Next Tuesday, Devon County Council’s scrutiny committee will decide whether to use its power to refer the decision of the NEW Devon Clinical Commission Group (CCG) to close all in-patient beds in Seaton, Honiton and Okehampton hospitals to the Secretary of State for Health.

Read more
Wed, 17:30

The day was run by Ruth Worsley of the Legacy to Landscape project assisted by Samantha Knights, a parent who runs the school garden club, and project volunteer Sue Mattock.

Read more
Wed, 17:11

Keith Rose, 68, who was convicted of the 1981 murder of Juliet Rowe, has taken his case to the High Court

Read more
Wed, 16:00

The offence happened at a property on Musbury Road on Friday, June 9, where the victim’s purse was taken containing bank cards.

Read more
Wed, 14:30

Cllr John Zarczynski said applicant ContainerSpace Ltd’s proposed scheme was ‘totally unsuitable’ and said if approval was granted, the resulting development would cause ‘chaos’.

Read more
Wed, 10:27

R and J Welburn was launched after two casualties on board the vessel had lost steering near Seaton

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

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

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications