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  • Category: Challenge Events; Community Fundraising; Corporate Fundraising; Fundraising; Rowcroft Hospice

    Meet Rosey - Community Fundraising Manager for Rowcroft

    14
    11
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    Rosey Oakes joined our Fundraising Team in July, taking on the role of Community Fundraising Manager; supporting individuals, groups and...

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  • Category: Challenge Events; Digital Marketing; Events; Fundraising; Hospices; Rowcroft Hospice

    Guest Blog - Miguel Martins

    09
    11
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    “A little under three years ago I lost my Mum to her battle with cancer. She will be remembered as a very loving, caring and...

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  • Category: Challenge Events; Community Fundraising; Events; Fundraising; Hospices; Rowcroft Hospice; Volunteer

    Guest Blog - Paul Jennings

    17
    10
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    We were delighted to have a team of volunteers from Newcross Healthcare support Ride for Rowcroft this year. Paul Jennings, Central...

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  • Category: Hospices; Retail; Rowcroft Hospice

    Meet Tracy - The new Manager of Rowcroft’s Wellswood Boutique

    12
    10
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    Earlier this year Tracy Ann Turner was appointed as the new Manager of Rowcroft’s Boutique in Ilsham Road, Wellswood. In 2016,...

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  • Category: Hospices; Retail; Rowcroft Hospice

    Love Autumn

    26
    09
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    Rowcroft’s shops will soon be packed with chunky knits, cosy jumpers and comfy boots – all of which have their own story to...

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  • Category: Hospices; Palliative Care; Rowcroft Hospice

    Guest Blog - Pat Rodriguez

    31
    08
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    “To reach a specific diagnosis for my husband, Jorge, took a long time. When eventually they found it was untreatable lung cancer,...

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  • Category: Hospices; Palliative Care; Rowcroft Hospice

    Guest Blog - John Balment

    03
    07
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    GUEST BLOG: John Balment I owe so much to Rowcroft Hospice and its outpatient Bereavement Support Service, without whom and the help of...

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  • Category: Events; Hospices; Rowcroft Hospice

    International Nurses Day 2017

    24
    05
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    Every year we like to recognise and show our appreciation to the wonderful nurses at Rowcroft and what better way to do it than on...

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  • Category: Challenge Events; Community Fundraising; Events; Fundraising; Rowcroft Hospice; Sponsorship

    Running Man - Marc's Story

    28
    03
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    An incredible man from Paignton man has signed up to take on a year of running challenges in support of our urgent fundraising appeal....

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  • Category: Hospices; Retail; Rowcroft Hospice; Volunteer

    Meet Distribution Centre Volunteer - Helen

    08
    03
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    Helen Weal has been volunteering at Rowcroft’s Distribution Centre in Newton Abbot since November 2014. Together with a team of 12...

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  • Category: Rowcroft Hospice

    Remembering someone special in the Meadow of Memories

    28
    02
    2017

    Posted by Editor

    Jo Robinson’s Dad, Terry, was referred to Rowcroft last year and for six months he and his family were supported to spend precious...

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  • Category: Christmas; Hospices; Palliative Care; Rowcroft Hospice

    Rowcroft Hospice at Christmas

    23
    12
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    A hospice is not the first place you would think of as being full of festive cheer at this time of year, but for South Devon’s...

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  • Category: Christmas; Complementary Therapy; Hospices; Palliative Care; Rowcroft Hospice

    A Christmas wish come true

    15
    12
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    What 53-year-old Nanny and Mum Julie Lloyd loves about Christmas is having all the family together. Every year on Christmas Eve she and...

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  • Category: Hospices; Palliative Care; Rowcroft Hospice

    Stoke Fleming resident Tony shares his Rowcroft story

    07
    12
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    Rowcroft patient Tony Dunford speaks out about the vital support he’s received from Rowcroft at his home in Stoke Fleming Tony...

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  • Category: Challenge Events; Fundraising; Hospices

    Countdown on to IronMan Wales

    02
    09
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    Extreme fundraiser Richard Carus has only two weeks left before he takes on the eipc endurance challenge, IronMan Wales. In this blog...

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  • Category: Fundraising; Hospices

    Meet Faye: sailor, Sleep Walker, mum and Rowcroft patient

    08
    07
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    Faye Jones was referred to Rowcroft earlier this year after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Since then she, alongside husband...

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  • Category: Rowcroft Hospice

    "The nurses who were like angels" - Carolyn's story

    24
    06
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    Rowcroft Ambassador Carolyn Williams lost her husband, David, to cancer in 2012. Thanks to Rowcroft’s Hospice at Home team her...

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  • Category: Rowcroft Hospice

    Remember a loved one...

    20
    06
    2016

    Posted by Lee Player

    Dedicating a flower in the most beautiful wildflower meadow in South Devon is a special way to celebrate the lives of those we have...

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  • Category: Fundraising

    The greatest adventure in the world

    10
    06
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    In 2013, Jeremy Ireland's mother was admitted to Rowcroft's Inpatient Unit. She later died at home with her family around her, supported...

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  • Category: Rowcroft Hospice

    The Rowcroft Lottery - more than playing a game

    14
    04
    2016

    Posted by Lee Player

    Playing the Rowcroft Lottery is more than just playing a game. You are enabling your local hospice to care for patients living with...

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  • Category: Events

    Get fighting fit with this sofa to 5k!

    08
    04
    2016

    Posted by Lee Player

    The Colour Rush might be more about finishing messy than finishing early, but if you’re yet to take on a 5k and are nervous about...

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  • Category: Challenge Events

    Richard Carus prepares to take on IronMan Wales

    11
    03
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    For those not familiar with IronMan events, the ‘race’ consists of a 2.4 mile sea swim followed immediately by a 112 mile hilly bike...

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  • Category: Hospices

    Work Life at Rowcroft Hospice

    15
    02
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    Julia Halligan was admitted to Rowcroft’s Inpatient Unit in September where she stayed for five weeks and met Physiotherapist,...

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  • Category: Events; Fundraising

    Help us reach £1 million for your local hospice

    27
    01
    2016

    Posted by Lee Player

    Over the last five years, an amazing 7,337 women have walked five or ten miles in aid of Rowcroft, raising a total of £841,301.61.

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  • Category: Education

    Apprenticeships at Rowcroft

    18
    01
    2016

    Posted by Lee Player

    Here at Rowcroft we have over 200 members of staff and 450 volunteers, helping to provide comfort, care and support for more than 2200...

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  • Category: Palliative Care; Rowcroft Hospice

    Why what you say is important to us

    15
    01
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    We proactively seek the views of patients and their families to find out what they think about the care and treatment we provide. Their...

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  • Category: Challenge Events

    The Oarsome Buoys row the Atlantic

    05
    01
    2016

    Posted by Editor

    The Oarsome Buoys, Shaun Pedley and Ryan Barter, are rowing an amazing 3,000 nautical miles from La Gomera, Gran Canaria,...

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  • Category: Challenge Events

    Paul Barton on paddling the Zambezi for Rowcroft

    23
    11
    2015

    Posted by Editor

    If you’re thinking about taking on an extreme challenge for Rowcroft, my advice would be to do it. I’ve just got back from...

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  • Category: Challenge Events

    Q&A with The Oarsome Buoys

    19
    10
    2015

    Posted by Editor

    As an organisation we are so appreciative and grateful for every penny raised for us, but every now again, someone takes on a...

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  • Category: Rowcroft Hospice

    Farewell to BOFA – a Personal Account

    29
    09
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the name for a number of different lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis,...

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  • Category: Hospices; Palliative Care; Rowcroft Hospice

    Pat and Puzzle

    06
    08
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Last week a patient on our Inpatient Unit, Pat West, travelled to her home in Ipplepen with Rowcroft Occupational Therapist Sarah and...

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  • Category: Rowcroft Hospice; Uncategorized

    Puppy Therapy with Abigail Randall

    02
    07
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Abigail Randall caused quite a stir when her 12-week old puppy, Finch, came in to visit Rowcroft Hospice's Inpatient Unit, "It was like...

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  • Category: Hospices

    Rowcroft lobbies against negative portrayal of hospices by BBC

    12
    06
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    On Friday 12 June, Rowcroft joined forces with hospices across the UK to campaign against the BBC's recent portrayal of hospices as...

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  • Category: Palliative Care

    A patient’s-eye view of Rowcroft Hospice, by Michael Curl

    21
    05
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Michael Curl was admitted to Rowcroft Hospice for symptom control in April and was surprised to find a cheerful, pleasant place instead...

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  • Category: Events

    The Sleep Walk 2015 Four Week Training Programme

    15
    05
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Signed up to take part in this year's Wild West-themed Sleep Walk and raise vital funds for your local hospice? Whether you're an...

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  • Category: Hospices; Palliative Care

    Meet Maxine Halcro - Rowcroft's Youngest Staff Nurse

    12
    05
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    At 23-years-old Maxine Halcro is Rowcroft's youngest Staff Nurse. For Nurses' Day 2015 she shares why she wants to work for Rowcroft and...

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  • Category: Volunteer

    Rowcroft’s young stars

    14
    04
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    More than 450 people volunteer their time at Rowcroft Hospice, taking on a vast array of roles. Their skills are put to use throughout...

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  • Category: Palliative Care

    Rowcroft CEO talks Health Select Committee

    01
    04
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    On Tuesday 20 January I gave evidence, on behalf of Rowcroft Hospice, at the House of Commons Health Select Committee Inquiry into End...

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  • Category: Rowcroft Hospice

    How to care for a wildflower meadow

    24
    03
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Our beautiful flower meadow is created within the hospice grounds in Rowcroft's arboretum amongst many varieties of trees that grow...

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  • Category: Palliative Care

    Better together

    21
    01
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    "We're all working towards the same cause," explains national cancer charity Macmillan's End of Life Care Programme Lead, Adrienne...

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  • Category: Retail

    Rowcroft’s shops get a loving makeover on a budget

    16
    01
    2015

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    If you live in South Devon, the chances are you'll have seen one of our shops at some point on your travels. The hospice's 13 shops span...

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  • Category: Retail

    Give a gift your loved ones will cherish this year – without breaking the bank!

    26
    11
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Get crafty this Christmas with Katy Winter, Rowcroft Retail Development Officer's, homemade gift ideas There are so many unique and...

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  • Category: Education

    Not just a place of care

    11
    11
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Here at Rowcroft, we focus on delivering the very best care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses at home and on the ward, but...

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  • Category: Retail

    Rowcroft Shops Gift Aid Week is here!

    29
    10
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Gift Aid income is essential in all of our 13 shops, as it means whatever money we raise by selling donated goods we can increase by a...

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  • Category: Rowcroft Hospice

    Not What You Expect?

    10
    10
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Every year national hospice charity Help the Hospices invites more than 100 local hospices from across the UK to unite for a week of...

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  • Category: Challenge Events; Community Fundraising; Events; Fundraising; Hospices; Rowcroft Hospice

    Dr Paul and his son Freddie Clark’s Santander to Roscoff cycle ride for Rowcroft Hospice

    09
    10
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    Freddie and I set off from Torquay on 17 August, riding to Plymouth in the rain to catch the ferry to Santander in Spain. This initial...

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  • Category: Complementary Therapy; Creative Therapy; Hospices; Rowcroft Hospice

    Taking Care Further

    24
    09
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    When we launched our re-branded design and awareness campaign at Dartmouth's Royal Naval College two years ago, our aim was to...

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  • Category: Fundraising

    10 things you didn’t know about the Rowcroft Hospice lottery!

    10
    09
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    In 2004 we launched one of the very first hospice lotteries in the South West and in July that year, we had our first prize draw. Ten...

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  • Category: Retail

    Rowcroft Rewards – Rewarding You and Rowcroft

    29
    08
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    What is Rowcroft Rewards? In July this year we introduced a brand new loyalty scheme to our 13 shops across South Devon, with the aim...

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  • Category: Events; Fundraising; Sponsorship

    Sofa to 5k Fitness Tips

    18
    08
    2014

    Posted by Rowcroft Hospice

    To help combat any nerves and fears you may have about reaching your 5k Colour Rush goal, fitness experts Danielle Coak and Jon Sims...

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