Charity’s ‘Name our electric vans’ contest electrifies local community with creative zest

September 2023


In a jolt of electrifying energy, a local hospice is thrilled to announce the winners of its ‘Name our electric vans’ competition that got the community buzzing with enthusiasm and pun-tastic creativity.

The ‘Name our electric vans’ competition was launched in August to spark the community’s imagination, and they delivered.

Jeremy Lune, CEO at Prospect Hospice, said: “Our community has truly outdone itself with their inventive entries. After careful consideration, we’re proud to say that the winning names that will light up Wiltshire’s roads are ‘Super-van’ and ‘Spider-van’.

“These winning names aren’t just spectacular; they capture the essence of the hospice’s mission to care for the community while honouring the everyday heroes who stand by their side.”

The two electric vans being named were generously donated by Arval UK last year and are used for deliveries to the charity’s shops and furniture donation collections.

“Acting as part of the judging team was both fun and challenging as we had to hone the entries down to the final choices,” said Stuart Chamberlain, head of remarketing B2B & partnerships, Arval UK. “The range of suggestions was vast and there were some very interesting contenders, but we were all unanimously agreed on the winners.

“The volume of entries received is also recognition that the vans, their drivers and those who work or support Prospect Hospice are all simply superheroes. We hope they like the names that have been selected for their Arval electric vehicles.”

“While the heroes who support the hospice through donations, fundraising or shopping in our charity shops might not star in a Hollywood blockbuster or walk the red carpet, the difference they make is immeasurable,” said Victoria Canavan, head of retail at Prospect Hospice. “Last year, Prospect Hospice provided 18,551 hours of free patient care which was only made possible by our dedicated supporters who raise millions of pounds a year.”


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