History books boost Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare as author donates ‘every penny’ of the £20,000 raised

PUBLISHED: 17:06 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:10 06 February 2018

Debbie Langdon, owner of Just Cards/ Celebrations in Exmouth Indoor Market, presents the cheque to Hospiscare’s Pam Warren (yellow top) accompanied by author Ian Dowell (left) and Hospiscare’s Terry Darville.

Debbie Langdon, owner of Just Cards/ Celebrations in Exmouth Indoor Market, presents the cheque to Hospiscare’s Pam Warren (yellow top) accompanied by author Ian Dowell (left) and Hospiscare’s Terry Darville.

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Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare has thanked author Ian Dowell for raising £20,000 for the charity, donating all the funds from his series of five local history books

Author Ian Dowell’s series of five local history books have raised £20,000 for Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare.

His first title charted the history of Exmouth docks and the others featured the town’s lost shops, factories, farms and nurseries.

Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare’s Pam Warren said: “Ian has given us every penny the books have generated.

“The only thing he has ever taken from the project has been the sheer pleasure of seeing local families and visitors so happy with the content.”

Ian said he was grateful to the 14 retailers in the town and the East Devon area who had sold the books without profit, many since the first title was published in 2013.

“Without the enthusiastic support of the public, who have bought the books in huge numbers, my research would have been pointless,” said Ian. “The success of the venture has enabled me to boost the most wonderful work of the local Hospiscare charity.”

Ian said each book cost £3 to print and sales had exceeded 10,000.

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