Vertu Jaguar Land Rover Exeter steps up for charity

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 2:22pm

Demonstrating their commitment to community engagement and social responsibility, a team of 12 colleagues, friends and family from Vertu Jaguar Land Rover Exeter recently laced up their walking boots for a worthy cause.

The Vertu colleagues joined forces to participate in the Hospiscare Men’s Walk, bonding as a team and helping to raise more than £120,000 to support the essential services provided by Hospiscare.

This year’s event was especially noteworthy as it celebrated its 13th outing, which brought together a record number of participants. The assembly point at Double Locks was the beginning of a picturesque seven-mile circuit around Exeter. Even the unpredictable weather couldn't dampen the walkers' spirits, who were greeted with warmth and hospitality, including a pint and a pasty, at the end of their journey.

Dean Bessant, Head of Business at Vertu Jaguar Land Rover Exeter, expressed immense pride in his team's efforts: "Our participation reflects Vertu Motors' ethos of dedication to our community. The camaraderie was brilliant, and everyone enjoyed the day. The significant amount raised is a testament to everyone’s commitment and will contribute greatly to Hospiscare's invaluable work.

"Vertu Jaguar Land Rover Exeter 's successful participation marks a continued pledge to support local initiatives that have a real impact. The funds raised will ensure that Hospiscare can maintain the delivery of expert and compassionate care to patients and their families during the most challenging times."

Hospiscare, a cornerstone of compassion in the community, provides specialist care to thousands of adults each year facing terminal illnesses. Fundraising events like the Men’s Walk are critical to the charity, with a small percentage of its funding coming from the NHS and the remainder relying on community generosity.

For more information on the Hospiscare services or how to support this remarkable charity, please visit their official website:


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