Support group ran cafe for hospice at book fair

SIR - I would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing volunteers who are part of North Devon Hospice’s Riverside Support Group. They tirelessly raise funds with such enthusiasm and organisation - they are a credit to the hospice and the Bideford area from which they hail.

Their latest venture was to run a caf� throughout the whole of the Appledore Book Festival. Lasting over a week, they opened every day, to produce homemade refreshments for the festival-goers which went down exceptionally well.

All this time and effort yielded an incredible �1,750 for North Devon Hospice. That is a wonderful achievement. Thank you to all who were involved, whether that was baking cakes, serving teas or even those who ate in the caf� throughout the week.

The money raised will go towards our specialist care for patients, families and carers throughout North Devon who are suffering from the impact of a life-threatening illness. All our services are provided completely free of charge, but it costs over �3m a year to care in this way. We are reliant upon the amazing generosity of the North Devon community, and your support does make a real difference to the lives of local people.

Emma Lowe

Fundraising Team

North Devon Hospice

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