Taking part in the Twilight Walk

Good luck to our Ottery St Mary team members who will be taking part in the Hospiscare Twilight with a Twist on Saturday 10th July. This is the 15th anniversary of the charity’s Twilight Walk!

A group of around 30 will be involved with fundraising for this wonderful local charity. Some are taking on the full 13 miles and others will be walking 6 miles. Starting at the garden centre the route, which has been planned by Lauren Pearcy and Sally Bright, will take in the town of Ottery plus local villages and Escot Estate. The walk will finish back at the garden centre.

Our team members say that over the years Hospiscare has given support and help to them, their family and friends and our wider local community and this is their way of giving back.

As a local charity in our area, Hospiscare has been supporting people with a life-limiting illness for almost 40 years. The service now covers Exeter, Mid and East Devon and include providing support at home, a specialist palliative care ward, day hospices and end-of-life care.

Like many charities, Hospiscare has been affected by the pandemic, unable to run many of its fundraising events so Twilight with a Twist could make all the difference. In Ottery we are supporting Hospiscare as our charity of the year during 2021, carrying on from 2020 when fundraising was also curtailed here.

The team hasn’t set a target but they will be delighted to receive donations, large or small. To make a donation please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team-otter

We wish them the very best of luck – here’s hoping for lovely weather. And if you see a team of walkers dressed in the recognisable pink t-shirts with (no doubt) lots of glitter, give them a wave!

Pictured L-R are Sally Palfrey, Lauren Pearcy, Grace Talbot and Sally Bright.