Sophie raises �1,400 in memory of Nan

Sophie Knowles, 14, from Budleigh Salterton, raised �1,400 for Hospiscare after organising a variety show in memory of her Nan, who was looked after by the charity.

A 14-year-old schoolgirl from Budleigh Salterton has handed over more than �1,000 to Hospiscare in memory of her much-loved Nan.

Sophie Knowles, of Brook Road, earlier this month organised a variety show as a tribute to Ann Meadows, of Hooker Close, who died last October, aged 59.

Last week the year 10 Exmouth Community College student Sophie handed over the fruits of her labour - presenting a cheque for �1,400 to charity that cared for her Nan as she battled lung cancer.

Sophie’s mum Debbie Knowles, 38, said: “The night got very emotional when Eve Deanus, from Hospiscare, stood on stage and explained where the money gets spent.

“The brilliant care and compassion that these special people possess is astounding.

“My mum was looked after in a dignified and very professional manner, and we could not have asked for more.

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“Se was worried right up until her death that she would not be able to repay them for her care, so we decided to do it for her.”

Mum Debbie said her daughter raised more than she anticipated.

The family want to thank everyone involved in the show, held at Budleigh’s Public Hall, anyone who donated raffle prizes and Steve Hall, of The Card Shop Too, for selling tickets.