Cake sale funds new garden and redecorated therapy room at Hospice

Staff at Halifax in Barnstaple brought out the cakes and candyfloss to raise money for the North Dev

Staff at Halifax in Barnstaple brought out the cakes and candyfloss to raise money for the North Devon Hospice. - Credit: Archant

Staff at Halifax in Barnstaple are aiming to raise £2,000 to redecoarte a therapy room and create a new garden with beehives.

Staff at Halifax in Barnstaple broke out the cakes, candyfloss and raffle tickets in aid of the North Devon Hospice on Friday.

The bank, based in the High Street, is aiming to raise £2,000 to redecorate a therapy room at the hospice and create a new garden with beehives and butterfly houses.

Members of staff will spend two days volunteering at the hospice on May 8 and 9 to carry out the work, and have already raised £1,513.62 including match funding.

Tracey Hearse, business manager at Halifax, said: “A lot of our staff and customers have been affected by cancer and know people using the hospice.


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“We raised more than £500 on Friday, which has now exceeded out initial total of £1,360, so we’re going to keep going until we reach £2,000.”

One of the staff members, Sarah Crocker, visits the hospice on a weekly basis with her daughter who is receiving cancer treatment.

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“The hospice has offered her support in a time of great distress not just emotionally but also practically via reflexology and massage although other therapies are also available,” she said.

“The hospice is such a positive place to visit and has helped us all at this horrible time.”

Staff and customers raised a grand total of £513.62 on the day by selling cakes and candyfloss made by staff and raffle tickets.

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