Broadhembury family’s charity bash raises more than £12,000 for two causes

Lin Calcraft and Kirsty Pidsley present a cheque on behalf of The Pidsley Family to Toni Hiscocks of

Lin Calcraft and Kirsty Pidsley present a cheque on behalf of The Pidsley Family to Toni Hiscocks of Kings House Day Hospice and Becky Trout of Cancer Research. Ref mhh 29 19TI 8246. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

A community fundraising event has raised thousands of pounds for two charities – one of which runs a day hospice in Honiton.

Cancer Research UK and Hospiscare will both benefit from more than £6,000 each, which was raised from a popular charity day held by the Pidsley family at Stafford Hill Farm in Broadhembury.

Lin Pidsley, one of the organisers, said: " We were very lucky to have lots of friends, family and local business donate prizes and support the event.

"We had around 250 people from the local community there.

"Stafford Sampson, an auctioneer for Stags, was in charge of auctioning the prizes. We raised over £10,000 from the auctions, with the top price being £1,200 for a lot donated from the day's host Michael Pidsley.


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"He sold straw bales that spelt 'D & K' in the grass across the valley from the marquee and venue to a local farmer."

Aside from the charity auction, the day staged a raffle, hog roast, cream tea and a bar.

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