Here at Applegate, we hold an annual raffle as one last boost for our year-round fundraising efforts. This year we have chosen a charity very close to our hearts, North Devon Hospice. We are extremely lucky to have the support of several local businesses and family attractions who have kindly donated some fantastic prizes.

At just £1 a strip, prizes include but are not limited to: Vouchers for The Milky Way Adventure Park; Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park; Dartington Crystal; Eden Project; RHS Garden Rosemoor; and Domino's Pizza Barnstaple!

We are pleased to be able to welcome non-employees to purchase tickets to be in with a chance of winning these fantastic prizes, whilst supporting the North Devon Hospice in their fantastic work this Christmas. If you would like to purchase tickets, please contact

Of course, Christmas would not be complete without Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the North Devon Hospice. We think a poem carefully crafted by the Marketing Team encapsulates the atmosphere of Applegate House well…


Today is Christmas Jumper Day and all Applegate employees are full of festive cheer,

Nobody can quite believe it’s almost the end of another year.


Jack’s jumper flashed bright and Joanna’s jumper sang,

Simon had to rush off, because the BIST Group just rang!


Account managers are in full voice, on quotes they advise,

They pause momentarily, for a batch of warm mince pies.


We are feeling very joyful, ready for our Christmas do,

We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year too.

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