Appeal raises �35k for local hospices

Thank-you for supporting the Christmas Light Up a Life appeal.

PEOPLE from across the region have once again shown their generosity and support for the annual Light up a Life appeal that brings together both local hospices.

Through donations made at church services, online or directly via the North Devon Gazette more than �35,000 has been raised for Children’s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice to help those whose lives have been affected by life-limiting conditions.

More than 20 services were held at churches in towns and villages across North Devon, for anyone who feels the loss of a loved one, not just those who were served by the hospices.

Emma Perry, community fund raiser for Children’s Hospice South West, said: “We are very grateful to each person that has filled in a donation or attended a service but more importantly backed our appeal.”

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“I am always amazed by the fantastic support we get from so many, it’s more important than ever in these difficult economic times.

Gerard Fawcitt, of North Devon Hospice, added: “Huge thanks go to our sponsors, Parker, Morrisons and James Electrics, and also to the Gazette for doing such a sterling job of promoting the campaign to their readers.

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“It is only possible to provide our essential services thanks to the generosity of the local community, so we are grateful for their continued support.”

It is not too late to make a donation in memory of a loved one as part of the Light Up a Life appeal. Either fill in one of the forms below, or visit

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