Hose Rhodes Dickson is celebrating turning 30 in 2020 by pledging to raise £30,000 for Mountbatten in celebration of its iconic fundraiser – Walk the Wight – which is also turning 30.

The #Raising30for30 campaign will be running throughout the year.

As part of the campaign, the Island’s largest independent estate agent will be donating £10 from every completion, as well as organising a series of fun events and challenges that will see each of the six Island offices and all the teams taking part.

Jeff Hose, one of the founding members of Hose Rhodes Dickson, said:

“We have always been huge supporters of our local community and it is really important to us that we give something back to the Island.

“The work done at Mountbatten plays a big role in Island life, I don’t think there is anyone that hasn’t been affected in one way or another, whether personally or through family and friends.

“The fact that we have supported Walk the Wight from the beginning made this a natural fit and we wanted to celebrate our 30th anniversary by doing something fun and worthwhile.”

Nigel Harley, CEO at Mountbatten, said:

“Hose Rhodes Dickson have been long term supporters of Mountbatten and we’re so pleased they have chosen to raise such a huge amount as a team to continue the funding of a Mountbatten nurse.

“Their support will directly benefit so many people living on the Island who need the support of our specialist nurses.”

By raising £30,000 over the 2020 calendar year, Hose Rhodes Dickson can fund a nurse for the Island community to continue the work of the Mountbatten at Home Community Nursing Team, who support people in their own homes at the end of their lives, whilst also supporting family and carers.

Katie Mew, Head of Income Generation at Mountbatten, said:

“We’re honoured that Hose Rhodes Dickson have chosen Mountbatten as their charity beneficiary in this year of celebration for us both as we celebrate 30 years of Walk the Wight.

“Raising £30,000 to fund a Mountbatten nurse for a year will make a huge difference to the support we can offer Island people and we’re very grateful.”

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Notes to editors:

  • Photo Caption: ‘Jamie Busby & Mark Rhodes cheer on the walking team from Hose Rhodes Dickson at a sunny Walk the Wight’