West Hill poet raises £2,000 for Hospiscare Day Centre

Janet Beardsall (holding her book) presents a cheque to Karen Turner of Hospiscare

Janet Beardsall (holding her book) presents a cheque to Karen Turner of Hospiscare - Credit: Archant

A West Hill poet has shown love is in the air after raising £2,000 for Hospiscare Day Centre in Honiton.

Janet Beardsall has raised the money through the sales of her third publication, What’s Not to Love?

The book has been on sale in businesses across East Devon since its release two years ago.

Janet said: “I hope people will buy a book – every penny raised goes to Hospiscare.”

The poem is illustrated by fellow West Hill resident Avril Gilkes and by members of In The Picture art group.


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It has also been endorsed by Mary King MBE as a ‘wonderful collection of poems’.

Karen Turner, Hospicare’s support relationship manager, said: “We are delighted with the success of Janet’s book. It is only with the efforts of the many supporters like her that Hospiscare can continue to maintain and improve its services in Exeter and the surrounding area.”

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Janet thanked The Curious Otter Bookshop, Joshua’s Harvest Store and Otter Nurseries in Ottery; Dart’s Farm; Paragon Books, The Lantern Shop, and Flo&Us in Sidmouth; The Deer Park Hotel; and West Hill Garage for selling the book.

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