SUPPORTING THREE DEVON CHARITIES
As part of our recent silver anniversary birthday celebrations we wanted to raise as much money as we could for several local Devon charities.
The three we chose, Hospiscare, the
Exeter Foundation and Devon Air Ambulance Trust, are all organisations with whom we have a strong connection and who do invaluable work in the community.
This week we were delighted to hand over more than £7,500 to representatives from each of them on the pitch at Sandy Park.
The money was raised over two nights as we hosted a party for
landlords, suppliers and associates followed two days later by a black tie
Charity Ball attended by 340 guests.
The Devon Air Ambulance needs no introduction but has to raise £4.5 million
each year just to stay airborne. Hospiscare assists people who are terminally ill
across Exeter and East Devon and this money will go directly towards running
their new King's House Day Hospice in Honiton.
Finally, the Exeter Foundation, a
‘Civic Trust' affiliated with the Exeter Chiefs, supports 18 further local charities
which this year includes Families for Children, Age UK Exeter and Dream-A-Way
who assist people with physical and learning difficulties.
The work that all of these organisations do will make a huge
difference to thousands of people's lives locally and that's why we're
delighted to be able to help.
The three cheques, each for £2,555, were presented to Marc Astley, Trustee of the Exeter
Foundation, to Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance
Trust and to Richard Cousins, Corporate Relationships Manager for Hospiscare.
For more information on the work they do please visit:
www.exeterfoundation.org.uk / www.hospiscare.co.uk / www.daat.org