Ottery groups raise �3.5k for Hospiscare

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.