Joan will continue to support Hospiscare

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:05 13 September 2016

Jolly Good Jaunt. Picture: Matt Willson, Passion4Photos

Jolly Good Jaunt. Picture: Matt Willson, Passion4Photos

Matt Willson 2015

The widow participated in the Jolly Good Jaunt last year in memory of her late husband John.

Hospiscare's A Jolly Good Jaunt.Hospiscare's A Jolly Good Jaunt.

As the name suggests the annual Jolly Good Jaunt is always a fun occasion giving walkers the opportunity to have a fun day out while raising essential funds for popular local charity Hospiscare.

But last year’s event had an added air of poignancy for the Davies family.

After her husband John died in the Exeter Hospice In-Patient-Unit, at Searle House, Joan Davies took part in last year’s walk.

She was joined by her son and his family who had come down from Manchester to also walk in memory of John.

Joan is full of gratitude for the care Hospiscare offers.

She said: “Without the wonderful service they all provide, I cannot imagine how I would have coped otherwise when my husband John was diagnosed and was finally cared for at the amazing hospice in Exeter.

“The ongoing care from the team was wonderful with everyone caring not only for John and myself but for our children and grandchildren.”

She added: “I am definitely walking for them again in October and will continue to support Hospiscare as much as I am able…

“We never know what the future holds but we can help by supporting amazing organisations such as Hospiscare, which is helping so many people, not only patients but all those who need support through difficult times.”

There are now just over six weeks to go until this year’s Jolly Good Jaunt - a 7.5-mile sponsored walk for Hospiscare is held on Sunday, October 23, at the Deer Park.

Enter the Jolly Good Jaunt today!

For full details visit or call 01392 688020.

Hospiscare is a local charity, providing free, high quality care and support to people with a progressive life-limiting illness, and those close to them in Exeter, East and Mid Devon.

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