Ottery groups raise £3.5k for Hospiscare

PUBLISHED: 21:13 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 10:40 18 June 2010

HOSPISCARE has been given a £3,500 boost thanks to the theatrical exploits of two Ottery groups.

HOSPISCARE has been given a £3,500 boost thanks to the theatrical exploits of two Ottery groups.

The New Ottregians and the Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare teamed up this summer to put on a showing of A Tale of Two Cities at The King's School. They joined forces again last week to hand over the proceeds.

Working together, both groups have raised and astonishing £19,000 in six years for the charity.

Show producer and New Ottregain Helena Williams-Pugh, whose volunteer group make all its own costumes and scenery, said she was "delighted".

Rosemary Burrows, a long-term member of the Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare, who acted as 'front of house' during the event, said of the Ottregians: "Its been an honour working with them and we are very privileged Hospiscare is their chosen charity."

The bumper sum will pay for half of a hospice nurse's salary or allow 45 patients to spend 24 hours in an intensive care ward.


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