Rowcroft 40th anniversary lit up by special partnership

Torbay Weekly

Rowcroft Hospice is celebrating its 40th anniversary by partnering with Tubs Cottage Candles of Kingsteignton to offer bespoke handmade candles.

The charity is encouraging local people to buy a special candle in support of their local hospice that has supported the communities of South Devon for four decades, caring for tens of thousands of patients since the hospice first opened in 1982.

Produced exclusively for Rowcroft, the luxury sustainable candles in lavender or lemongrass can be purchased from Rowcroft’s shops across South Devon, with all profits going to care for local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Tubs Cottage Candles to offer these beautiful 40th anniversary candles,” said Rowcroft’s Head of Retail Caroline Wannell.

“With all profits going to support the hospice, the candles are lovingly handcrafted from soy wax which is a natural ingredient and sourced in the UK. We encourage you to light a candle to celebrate the 40 years of Rowcroft, and to remember and honour all the people who have been supported by the hospice during this time.

“Rowcroft’s special anniversary year is the perfect time to thank everyone in our community for standing by our side through our incredible journey, to celebrate the hospice’s amazing achievements in providing expert care to people living with life-limiting illnesses, and to pay tribute to all the nurses and care teams who have made such a difference.  

“Available in pretty green or blue glass containers, the candles also make a truly lovely wedding anniversary or birthday gift.”

Husband and wife team Kerry and Sam Jenkin-Carter of Tubs Cottage Candles make small batches of candles from their Kingsteignton kitchen using a renewable source of wax and 100% essential oils.

“Living in South Devon, we have always been very aware of the invaluable service Rowcroft Hospice provides,” said Kerry. “We have family members and friends who have benefited during a very difficult time from the help of Rowcroft’s medical staff and volunteers.

“It’s a huge privilege for us to be included in Rowcroft’s 40-year anniversary celebrations, particularly in a way that involves something we are extremely passionate about – making our pure essential oil candles.”