Browsing: Axminster

A terminally-ill pensioner from Colyton has praised the Hospiscare@Home service, saying East Devon residents are ‘lucky’ to have such personal end-of-life care. Widower Charles Harris, 81 from Colyton, was diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer in 2018 and opted for palliative care instead of chemotherapy. The pensioner, who lives alone, said the revolutionary service has given him time to enjoy life. When it comes to it, they will be here for me and I can die at home in my own bed. “We are so lucky to have this service in our area – it’s personalised care which allows you to…

Young farmers are to stage a fundraising cream tea in a marquee loaned by a bride and groom – and you are invited.  The event promises to be a great afternoon out for all family and will feature rounders, skittles and a raffle as well as the cream tea. Organised by members of Yarcombe Young Farmers’ Club and Axminster Young Farmers’ Club, the fundraiser is taking place by kind permission of the Bright family at Springhead Road in Uplyme at 2pm on Sunday, August 4. It will follow the wedding of Kelly and Andrew. Kelly is a member of the…

A newly-opened not-for-profit waffle house in Axminster is giving diners the chance to ‘pay it forward’ and treat someone struggling to afford food and drink. The aptly-named Waffle, in West Street, is dishing up special tokens so kind-hearted customers can boost someone less fortunate. Crowdfunding has been used to create the unique community-owned and run café. This just simply wouldn’t have happened without the incredible support that we received from all over the community in all sorts of ways…It aims to bring people – old and young – together to form unlikely friendships with a particular focus on tackling loneliness…