A roll call of some of the incredible people who have made a difference to local lives this year with the support of the hospice
Clare Langmead took on the serious challenge of walking Lynton to Combe Martin and back in memory of her mum. Supported by her good friend, Amy, daughter, Nik and her niece, Amber. They managed to complete the walk in one day and presented a whooping £810.17 to North Devon Hospice who cared for Claire’s mum in her final days. What a special tribute and challenge to take on, thank you Claire and all who supported her.
JANE & GEOFF MARSHALL
Jane & Geoff Marshall presented an incredible £4227.00 to North Devon Hospice to help families facing an incurable illness today. They raised this phenomenal amount making and selling face masks. Grateful thanks to Jane and Geoff for all their hard work. Thanks to Croyde Post Office and Cherry Tree Farm campsite for selling the masks and to all those who helped and supported.
PYNES WALK FUNDRAISERS
Paul Bevan and the other residents of Pynes Walk, Bideford have been busy raising money whilst socially distanced from their own gardens throughout lockdown! Bingo & dancing outside your own front door were regular features in the Pynes Walk community after the Thursday Night applause. They raised a huge amount of cheer and a whooping £4077.47. Here they've come together in their family bubbles for a cheque photo to celebrate their amazing fundraising!
Despite his jump date being postponed due to lockdown, it all worked out for the best for Glenn - this change of plan meant he could complete his skydive in memory of his mum on her birthday. Glenn raised an amazing £1863.67 and had the experience of a lifetime, well done!
8 year old Ruby decided to fundraise by setting herself the challenge to climb Mount Everest on her stairs at home! She climbed her stairs 3,229 times throughout a month to reach her goal and raise over £400.00. What an amazing commitment! And she even made this lovely t-shirt to celebrate.
Jenny signed up to the Hospice Hair Raiser and decided her challenge would be to shave her head. She raised over £2,000 in the process and got a new look which really works for her, good on you Jenny!
10-year-old Max from Braunton started a sponsored camp-out in his back garden at the beginning of lockdown. He's now gone past 100 consecutive nights and raised over £8,500!
After her mum was cared for by the hospice, Janet wanted to do something special. She bravely said goodbye to her curly hair, raised over £1300, and is rocking a fab new look!
SARA, ROSE, AND MARIA
These wonderful ladies have made hundreds of brightly coloured face coverings for the Fremington community. This amazing undertaking has kept them busy and helped them stay positive, while also providing a local service which has increased the confidence of residents, all while raising over £1000 for two local charities!
Fiona took part in the CHSW Virtual 5km Rainbow Run, but took it a step further by running 55km over a weekend. She raised an amazing £741, which inspired Fiona and her husband Andrew to help even more people by matching that amount with a donation to North Devon Hospice, incredible!
Zac is a keen runner and during lockdown decided to run a half marathon from his home to his school. Along with dad Bill, Zac completed his challenge in 1 hour 51 minutes and raised over £1,000 on the way. Well done Zac!
After he couldn't make the new date of the North Devon Marathon in 2020, James decided to run the route on the original date, so that he could still raise funds for the hospice! He raised £150, good on you James!
These two were missing being able to perform, so they thought they'd stream a live gig to entertain and raise some money. Nice one guys!
FREDDIE AND MADDY LEE
Freddie and Maddy took to the pool everyday no matter the weather, to swim 19km from the North Devon coast to Lundy. It was chilly at times but that didn't stop them, great job you two!