Sizzling Fundraising for Rowcroft at the Babbacombe Inn

Wednesday 4 February was a chilly night but there was plenty of warm spirit at the Babbacombe Inn where a fabulous evening was in full swing raising funds for Rowcroft Hospice. The event was organised by Rowcroft fundraisers Nigel and Elizabeth Timbrell who packed out the Restaurant with over 100 people all enjoying a special 2-course menu featuring the famous Babbacombe Inn Sizzlers.

Nigel said “We had a really wonderful evening. We raised an incredible £833.05 and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and especially to Martyn Strange and his team at the Babbacombe Inn who pulled out all the stops to make this a fantastic fundraising event. It was a lovely way to spend a very cold winter’s evening and we would also like to thank all of the companies that supported us, Friends and non-members and hope to see them again soon. Nigel added “We were also presented with a cheque for £3000 by Hamish Turner, a representative from the Eric’s Sparks Trust. So, all in all, it really was an excellent evening.”

Elizabeth and Nigel Timbrell, and Heather Norman-Soderlind, Rowcroft Community Fundraising Manager.

Martyn said “The Rowcroft fundraising evening is always a popular one and with over 100 people coming this year it really was a full house in our Restaurant. We’re always happy to help Rowcroft activities where we can and Nigel and Elizabeth do a great job of organising this event. I’m delighted that they raised such a great amount of money and no doubt we’ll do it all again next year again!”

The Babbacombe Inn entertainment line-up is always full and varied and this year sees the introduction of two “Lunch and Laughter” events. Book in for either Wednesday 3 April or Wednesday 22 March and enjoy a scrumptious 3-course meal in the Babbacombe Inn Restaurant followed by an afternoon of fabulous music and laughs with the superb Steve Laister in the Lounge. All for just £19.95 per person. Call 01803 316200 to book.

Steve Laister

Meanwhile Nigel and Elizabeth are also hard at work planning their next event which is a table top sale on Thursday 26 March in the Union Square Shopping Centre in Torquay. There will be all sorts of great things to buy and this will also be the place to find out about all the other amazing charity day trips the couple have planned which include a coach trip to Otterton Mill and Burrow Farm and Gardens in April, an evening picnic cruise by steam railway, ferry and paddle steamer in July and a trip to Seaton Tram and the Donkey Sanctuary in September. More on these and other Rowcroft events can be found at