Rowcroft Hospice is the only hospice in South Devon, serving a population of approximately 300,000 people. Every year around 1000 patients, their families and loved ones are cared for by Rowcroft. Rowcroft’s services cost over £10,550 to provide each day. They receive a NHS grant towards part of this cost, but need to raise the rest of the money – around £4.3 million each year – from voluntary contributions through the generosity of the local community which has supported the hospice over the last 25 years.
To help support Rowcroft please consider making a donation. Any contribution you are able to make helps make a difference to the lives of our patients, their families and carers, with over 70p in every £1 spent directly on patient care.
For more information on making a donation please visit http://www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/how-can-you-help/make-a-donation/
Become a Volunteer
Rowcroft has many opportunities for people who would like to support our work through volunteering. If you are over 16, a student, or have a few spare hours a week, they would be delighted to hear from you. You can help in a variety of different ways – whether that’s by answering the phone, greeting visitors, undertaking training to become part of our bereavement support team or offering their professional skills on a voluntary basis for a few hours a week. Although volunteers are not paid, they are a key part of the team. When someone enquires about volunteering they are invited to the hospice to discuss the different options available to them, they will receive an induction, ongoing support and training.
For more information about volunteering at Rowcroft please contact Helen on (01803) 217642.
Rowcroft’s shops raise a fantastic amount of money for the hospice. By donating your unwanted goods or making a purchase in the shops is a great way of supporting the hospice.
There are nine Rowcroft charity shops in South Devon which sell a wide range of donated goods including clothes and bric-a-brac, with the shop in Babbacombe, specialising in good quality furniture, books, bric-a-brac, records and cds.
The shops would be grateful to receive good quality items, especially:
*Ladies, Men’s and children’s clothing
*Bric-a-brac (glassware, pottery, jewellery, silverware, ornaments, pictures etc)
*Books (for adults and children)
*Household items (bedding, soft furnishings, kitchenware etc)
*Toys and games
*Music, records, cds, DVDs and video goods
*Small electrical items in good order
NB Rowcroft Shops are unable to accept large electrical goods (white goods).
They can collect larger items such as furniture or undertake house clearances, for details please call Gilli on (01803) 217644.
Each shop has a manager, a deputy and a committed team of volunteers who sort, hang, price and sell an enormous amount of donated goods each year. They are always in need of volunteers to provide help in their shops. You don’t need any previous retail experience, as full training will be given.
To donate goods please phone Gilli (01803) 217644 or to find out more about becoming a volunteer please phone Helen (01803) 217624, or contact your nearest shop.
Rowcroft shops are open Monday – Saturday, 9.00am – 4.30pm.
56 Queen Street