Business support ensures East Devon’s Jolly Good Jaunt could be the jolliest yet

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 03 October 2017

Hospiscare's A Jolly Good Jaunt.

Hospiscare's A Jolly Good Jaunt.


Fundraisers will be heading out into the East Devon countryside at the end of October for Hospiscare’s Jolly Good Jaunt.

Businesses across the area back the Jolly Good Jaunt.Businesses across the area back the Jolly Good Jaunt.

The Jolly Good Jaunt, on Sunday, October 29, will again give walkers the opportunity to take part and raise vital funds for local charity Hospiscare.

The continued success of the Jolly Good Jaunt owes much to the generous support of local businesses and groups including the Deer Park County House Hotel for the splendid venue, the Honiton Agricultural Association for the use of their showground, Denhay Farms, Devon Hog Roast and Tesco Honiton for the delicious lunch.

Go Outdoors in Exeter is kindly allowing a 10 per cent discount to walkers who produce their registration letter.

Tesco Honiton has always played a massive part in promoting and supporting the Jolly Good Jaunt since its inception and this year is looking to enter of team of 30 staff members.

Duncan Sheridan-Shaw manager and Honiton town councillor said: “The Tesco Honiton team are very proud of the work we have done for Hospiscare.

“We see the Jolly Good Jaunt as a staple of our community work, we look forward to it every year.”

Entering for the first time this year are the staff members at the new Premier Inn and their doggies.

Within this team is Jen Beckenham, who has already demonstrated her enthusiasm for the charity by sky diving 15,000ft!

For those that can’t quite manage 7.5 miles, there is a new Jolly Good Nature Trail, offering children fun activities, giving the opportunity to explore and learn about nature.

Entry to the Nature Trail is £10 per child (age 5-13 years) and £5 for accompanying adults.

Spaces are limited and it is recommended you book your time slot in advance by calling 01392 688020.

Having completed either the jaunt or the nature trail, the Moonshine Serenaders, a novelty jug swing band, will entertain whilst everyone enjoys a well-deserved lunch.

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Hospiscare is a local charity, providing free, high quality care and support to people with a progressive life-limiting illness, and those close to them in Exeter, East and Mid Devon.

The Jolly Good Jaunt was originally held to raise money to establish the Kings House day centre in Honiton.

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