Ramblers raise £19,000 for hospice

Exmoor Ramble cheque presentation 2021

Exmoor Ramble cheque presentation 2021 - Credit: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

More than £19,000 has been raised for the North Devon Hospice thanks to walkers taking part in the Exmoor Ramble and sponsorship from Greenslade Taylor Hunt. 

More than 270 people, including a team from Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s South Molton office, turned out to support September’s event in memory of Ivan Huxtable, a long-time charity fundraiser.  

“These vital monies will help us to help those who are in their final days find peace, comfort and support, whether that is on our bedded unit or in their own homes,” said Claire Paine, Business Relationship Manager at North Devon Hospice. 

“It will also help us to offer support to their loved ones, for as long as they need us. Sadly, Covid-19 has meant that there has been an increase in the need for our care. 

“It was a truly poignant and special day and so lovely to see the support and outpouring of love, in memory of the wonderful Ivan.” 

Ivan, 80, was cared for at the hospice before he passed away earlier this year from cancer. 

A renowned local Exmoor enthusiast and wildlife walker, Ivan was a tireless fundraiser who organised charity walks for over 30 years. 

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Ivan was a well-known local character and a client and good friend of Richard Webber, Partner in charge of the South Molton office, of Greenslade Taylor Hunt. 

In recognition of this, the firm donated £1,000 from its charitable fund towards the essential work of the hospice. 

The cheque presentation to the hospice was attended by Ivan’s son, Brian, who was involved in organising the walk, along with members of the Huxtable family. 

Greenslade Taylor Hunt is one of the largest and longest established firms of Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers, Property Specialists and Letting Agents in the South West, with over 170 years of experience – and still independently owned to this day. 

The North Devon Hospice is a charity based in Barnstaple, Devon, England, which provides palliative care. It was established in 1983, offering specialist care to patients at home and at the hospice, while supporting the whole family throughout these toughest of times. 

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