Jimmy Cricket recently lent his support to Hospiscare, a hospice charity in the West Country.
The famous Irish comedian posed with “Lottie”, the hospice’s Lottery elephant, at the Royal Beacon Hotel in Exmouth.
After the visit, Lottery Administrator Trisha Cox emailed Jimmy saying: “What an absolute pleasure it was to meet you and Mrs Cricket.
“Again, thank-you so very much – it really was very much appreciated.”
Hospicare’s teams of specialist nurses visit patients in their own homes, in hospitals and give 24-hour support in the ward at its hospice in Exeter.
In addition, Hospiscare has three Day Care centres, one each in Exeter, in Mid and in East Devon.
Their services are free of charge to everyone who needs them throughout our area.
They work with people with a wide range of life-threatening conditions, including cancer, Motor Neurone Disease and heart disease.
They recognise they cannot change a life-threatening diagnosis, but Hospiscare can help to change how their patients feel about it.
Hospicare says: “We know our patients’ time is precious. We use our expertise to allow families to spend time free from symptoms and worries. Hospiscare understands that patients want choice and dignity. We know that sometimes, the best thing we can do is listen.
“We look after the needs and wishes of the whole family and provide a wide range of services, therapies and people who can help.
“Our aim is to help people find peace of mind by taking away fear of the unknown, helping patients feel human and families feel normal.”