Hospiscare’s Men’s Walk 2018 - the biggest and best yet!

Hundreds of men will be putting their best foot forward for Hospiscare this month in the 2018 Men’s Walk. Tempted by the promise of live entertainment along the seven mile route with a free pasty and a pint while they watch the England v Ireland Six Nations rugby afterwards, walkers have made this a sell-out event again.

Stalwart supporters of the Men’s Walk, Wilkinson Grant & Co, are once again the headline sponsors. Managing Director Roger Wilkinson said: “Wilkinson Grant & Co are delighted to sponsor the Hospiscare Men’s Walk for what is, for us, the fifth year in a row. In that time we are proud to have helped make the Men’s Walk such a great success and to become what is now - a fantastic community event that hundreds of people look forward to each year.

“Hospiscare do such valuable work benefiting so many people in our community and we are only too pleased to help them raise much-needed funds in such an enjoyable way. This year’s event is set to be the biggest and best yet – what better way to spend a day? Walk, beer, pasty and England – with a number of Exeter Chiefs – playing Ireland in The Six Nations!”

This year, local business The Exeter Brewery Ltd is kindly supplying the free pints. Alan Collyer, the brewery’s MD, said: “Both of my parents were looked after by Exeter Hospice and so I have seen first-hand what a fantastic job they do. As the owner of Exeter Brewery it’s a privilege to be in a position to help local causes and the Men’s Walk is a great way to raise awareness about Hospiscare and promote men’s health. What better way for us to support the event than to provide a free pint of Avocet or Ferryman for each of the guys as they finish their seven mile walk?”

Stalite Signs Ltd have again supplied the charity’s event promotional materials free of charge and entered a team of walkers and provided volunteer marshals. Managing Director Nigel Bolt said: “I didn’t give it a second thought when asked if I wanted to continue donating the promotional materials to Hospiscare. A great caring charity that deserves all our support.”

Chunk of Devon will once again be supplying their delicious steak and vegetarian pasties for the walkers, and local matchmaking service, Pi Society, are also supporting the event.

Hospiscare provides outstanding specialist care for adults with terminal illnesses, and support for their carers and families in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.  A gift to Hospiscare in your Will helps to ensure the future of the charity for generations to come.