Route 25 digger tour highlights Children's Hospice

PUBLISHED: 12:30 18 July 2016

Owen Bolt of Denbow International with Naomi Dymond and Keith and Cathy Richards of Childrens Hospice South West with a JCB in Princesshay, Exeter. Ref exe 28-16TI 3791. Picture: Terry Ife

Owen Bolt of Denbow International with Naomi Dymond and Keith and Cathy Richards of Childrens Hospice South West with a JCB in Princesshay, Exeter. Ref exe 28-16TI 3791. Picture: Terry Ife

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A digger on tour of the West Country raising funds for the Children's Hospice South West (CHSW), marking the charity's 25th anniversary, arrived in Exeter on Monday.

The Route 25 idea is a tour of 25 towns and cities by a painted digger, supplied by JCB, to highlight the charity’s 25th year.

The aim of the journey around the South West is to raise £1million for CHSW, with the public putting money into the digger’s bucket.

The digger’s journey began in Bristol in May, to highlight the charity’s Charlton Farm hospice in north Somerset.

It will finish in Barnstaple on October 17. There will be a grand finale event at Exeter’s Sandy Park on October 28.

The digger tour was the idea of Keith Darch, director of Denbow International Limited, who is a long-standing supporter of the Children’s Hospice South West. To find out more about the work of the Children’s Hospice South West, see www.chsw.org.uk

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