As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we look back with gratitude at all the fantastic fundraisers whose remarkable efforts and phenomenal achievements have ensured the development and success of the hospice.
In particular, the Torquay Lions Club was instrumental in establishing the hospice when Richard Brinsley became chairman and took it upon himself to set up the hospice during his year in office.
When the hospice first opened its doors to patients, there was only enough money in the pot for the hospice to stay open for three months. But thanks to the sheer perseverance and determination of so many people in raising funds, the hospice was able not just to stay open, but also to develop the wonderful services that we are so proud of today. It was in no small way that the Friends of Rowcroft helped to achieve this. Bridget Tretheway (now Day) pictured here was the first Chair of the Friends of Rowcroft, and thanks to her incredible hard work, the hospice was able to keep going through those early precarious years.
Today, Rowcroft is supported by countless groups, businesses, organisations and individuals across South Devon. We’re so very grateful to them all, and we know that without their amazing support our work simply wouldn’t be possible.