Housebuilder Baker Estates raises £15,000 for Rowcroft  

Torbay Weekly

Housebuilder Baker Estates has raised £15,000 for Torquay-based Rowcroft Hospice.

Staff organised a number of fundraising initiatives including running the Ox challenge, cycle rides as well as a charity golf day.

Baker Estates has also continued to sponsor the cost of two vans for the hospice, which is a vital part of Rowcroft’s retail operation to collect donations from house clearances and unwanted white goods.

Every year the hospice looks after more than 2,000 patients providing comfort, support and specialist services in patients’ homes, the community and at Rowcroft’s inpatient unit in Torquay.

Annie Williams, head of sales at Newton Abbot-based Baker Estates, said: “We are determined to continue to support Rowcroft and I know the Bakers Estates’ team will be committed to raising even more this year.

"Many of our staff have experience of or know people who have benefited from the wonderful work that Rowcroft provides, it is a vital charity within our community.”

Mark Hawkins, Rowcroft Hospice’s chief executive officer, said: “The continued sponsorship of the two Citroen vans allows our retail enterprise to thrive and fund vital care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon.

"I am delighted that Baker Estates will continue to support us so that we can continue to collect furniture and ensure our 16 shops are always fully stocked with goods to sell.

“Support from local businesses like Baker Estates is an absolutely vital stream of income for us.”