Prospect Hospice reveals 'Name our electric vans' contest winners

By Barrie Hudson - 28 September 2023


Wroughton-based Prospect Hospice says its 'Name our electric vans' competition got the community buzzing with enthusiasm and pun-tastic creativity.

  • Prospect Hospice CEO Jeremy Lune with a van

    Prospect Hospice CEO Jeremy Lune with a van

The competition was launched in August to spark the community's imagination, and they delivered. 

Hospice CEO Jeremy Lune 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 donated by Arval UK last year and are used for deliveries to the charity’s shops and furniture donation collections.

Stuart Chamberlain, Head of Remarketing B2B & Partnerships at Arval UK, said: “Acting as part of the judging team was both fun and challenging as we had to hone the entries down to the final choices.

"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.”

Hospice Head of Retail Victoria Canavan said: “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.

“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.”

To learn more about Prospect Hospice, people are invited to visit

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