Company’s £40,000 birthday gift

Bridget Hornabrook from Mole Avon in Axminster hands over a cheque to John Arnold of Hospiscare. Pho

Bridget Hornabrook from Mole Avon in Axminster hands over a cheque to John Arnold of Hospiscare. Photo by Terry Ife ref mha 9157-49-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

Staff at Mole Avon’s Axminster branch hand over a giant cheque to Hospiscare representatives

Mole Avon is celebrating a special birthday by giving a big present to a very worth cause.

The firm, which has branches in Axminster, Okehampton and Crediton, has set out to raise £40,000 for the Hospiscare charity to mark the 40th anniversary since it became a limited company.

Staff have been busy collecting cash through a wide variety of means, including cake sales, duck racing, bingo sessions and a number of sponsored events.

Last week the first instalment of the money – a cheque for £22,087 - was handed to Hospiscare representative John Arnold by the organiser of the Axminster branch’s charity committee, Bridget Hornabrook and her colleagues. She said fundraising would continue until the £40,000 target was reached.

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* Mole Avon sells a diverse range of goods and whilst agricultural products for farmers and smallholders has remained at its core, equestrian, gardening, household, hardware, tools, clothing, footwear, pet and wild bird items are amongst the great range which are now available.

Hospiscare is Devon based charity providing an all-encompassing service for people with a terminal diagnosis. All its services are provided free of charge with the support of the local community.

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