Hospice CEO conquers highest mountain in Africa

After days of battling altitude sickness, diarrhoea, physical exertion, and extreme temperatures, Rowcroft Hospice’s CEO Mark Hawkins has reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, raising nearly £3,000 for the hospice.

Guided by experienced sherpas and sleeping in basic huts, Mark took on the Marangu route – known for its steepness and speed of ascent – to hike to the top...

Charity helps put carers on the map during Carers Week

Devon Carers is ‘Putting Carers on the Map’ this week as part of an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise their invaluable contribution to society - estimated to save the Devon economy over £2 billion a year!

Devon Carers, a free service by Westbank Community Health and Care, is putting on a host of events to celebrate...

Health and wellbeing charity shares volunteers’ stories to recruit more helpers

Throughout Volunteers’ Week (3 - 9 June), Westbank Community Health and Care is celebrating the army of volunteers who are the beating heart of the Devon-wide charity and sharing volunteers’ stories to inspire more people to help make a difference.

Volunteers’ Week - now in its 40th year - is a week when charities across the South West celebrate those who give up their time to help...

Exeter Pre-Prep pupils run over 100 miles to raise money for Devonwide charity

Pupils at Exeter Pre-Prep School in Exminster have recently run the equivalent of four marathons as part of a sponsored fun run to raise money for Westbank Community Health and Care, a local charity that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Devon.

With 72 children under the age of seven, the school hoped that pupils and staff would be able to run a collective...

he Exeter Quay group celebrating 20 years of Westbank's Health Walks

Celebrating 20 years of Devon charity’s Health Walks

Devon health and wellbeing charity Westbank Community Health and Care has clocked up an impressive 20 years since it began its programme of organised, daytime health walks for people of all ages and varying abilities.

Throughout May - National Walking Month - Westbank is celebrating the milestone anniversary of this successful programme of Health Walks that keeps people on the move...

Cofton Holidays Announces Partnership With Rowcroft Hospice

As the sun starts to make a tentative appearance, our minds turn toward planning holidays and making the most of the year ahead. Holidaymakers can do a bit of good as they staycation in Devon, as Cofton Holidays have set up a partnership with Rowcroft Hospice, with funds from the award-winning holiday park supporting the vital work of the hospice.

Rowcroft Hospice is committed to...

Free entry with Rowcroft for the Torbay Half Marathon

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to make a difference at one of the most exciting road running events in the South West of England. The highly anticipated Torbay Half Marathon and 10k is set to make a triumphant return to the running calendar on Sunday 29 September 2024, with Rowcroft Hospice asking people to pound the pavement in support of the hospice. Runners can opt for the half...

Local businesses raise £1,400 for Rowcroft Hospice

The Property Development Forum, which hosts networking events in Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth, held their annual fundraiser last week in aid of Rowcroft Hospice and raised £1,400 on the night to benefit the very worthy charity in Torbay.

Lisa Whittaker of Rowcroft attended the event to receive the cheque and spoke to the gathered crowd of local property professionals. Sheexplained how...

Local mum takes on huge walking challenge to raise money for Young Epilepsy

A 200-mile walk? A little more than your average Sunday stroll. For one, local mum, Zoe, that’s the challenge she faces as she steps out on 30 March this month. Walking from her home in Bideford, North Devon to Porthcothan, Cornwall!

Zoe Saunders is raising money for national charity, Young Epilepsy, in memory of her stepdaughter, Sophie, who sadly passed away from SUDEP (Sudden...

Westbank's newest trustee Marc Astley

Westbank's newest trustee is a man on a mission

Marc Astley, a well-known local journalist and news editor, is the latest trustee to join the board of Westbank Community Health and Care and says he’s on a mission to spread the word about the work of this fantastic, community charity.

As an experienced media professional and a former editor of the Exeter Express & Echo newspaper, Marc is well-placed to do this.