As a charity that supports Devon residents in their quest for improved health and well-being, Westbank has become an official partner to Exeter’s Great West Run for the first time. The 10km route and a half marathon through the heart of the city will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

Exminster-based Westbank Community Health and Care works with people of all ages across Devon to promote and improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Now it's asking ten of the charity’s staff and volunteers, or their friends and family, to step up to the challenge of representing Westbank in the Great West Run to raise money for its work.

Andy Hood, who heads up the successful Westbank service Devon Carers, says, “Our team is always up for a challenge so I’ve no doubt we’ll get together a great team for next month’s event. A few people have already signed up. It’s a brilliant opportunity for our runners to raise extra funds for the amazing work we do across Devon - supporting unpaid carers and young carers, adults with care needs, families needing wrap-around care, and everyone in between! We’re asking each of our runners to commit to raising £250 in sponsorship. Hopefully, they’ll have a lot of fun doing so. Other supporters will be helping out at the event.”

Andy adds, “We want to do more, with more people and to get our vital support to everyone in Devon.  Our sponsored runners will help us achieve this ambition.”

It’s the first time Westbank has been an official charity partner for the Great West Run, which had to be postponed last year because of the pandemic. 

Anyone interested in taking one of Westbank's free charity places in the Great West Run can register here 

To register for the Half Marathon click here

To register for the 10k click here

By joining Westbank's running team, each runner will get a free place in the race in return for raising funds for Westbank (ideally £250) and will receive one of Westbank's own running t-shirts to wear during the race.