Priory putting & croquet tournaments raise £200 for local hospice

Diary posted

23rd August 2016

We have raised over £200 for Torquay’s Rowcroft Hospice, which is struggling to maintain its current levels of care and support to local people due to a shortfall in funding.

Peter Byrom and Adrian Addington, who live in our village, organised putting and croquet tournaments for Priory residents and their families. These took place over three days, culminating in a finale on Friday 5th August to coincide with our annual summer cream tea day.

With proceeds going to Rowcroft Hospice, we sold cream tea and homemade scones with clotted cream and jam made from produce grown in the our own garden. Our social committee also organised a raffle, which raised even more money.

Resident Annie Mackay, partnered with our live-in caretaker Colin, won the croquet. Reggie Pearson, who also lives at the Priory, won the putting. All happily accepted their trophies at the end of a very sunny, fun-filled day.

Rowcroft’s purpose is to take care further; demonstrating compassion and humanity in the delivery of palliative and end of life care in the South Devon area. To donate visit