News Category: Events


Brookwells will be attending the Adventure Overland Show in Stratford-upon-Avon next weekend 24th-25th September and we would love to meet you.

If you need any parts for your Land Rover or other Overland vehicle then this show is the one to visit. Not only will there be loads of trade stands there but also many Overland vehicles of all shapes and sizes to make your mouth water and inspire your next modification or build whether on 2 wheels, 4 or even 6!

So please do come and say hi to us on our stand if you are attending, it would be great to see you.

Justin and Crew!

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We are delighted to announce that with your help we managed to raise over £250 by Ramping Up The Red for the British Heart Foundation.

Brookwells Ramp Up The Red for the British Heart Foundation

Our customers have surpassed themselves and we’ve been able to collect more than we had thought imaginable, yet again.

On Friday the 7th of February our master chefs got to work and cooked up another storm producing a fantastic array of delicious cakes.

Brookwells Ramp Up The Red for the British Heart Foundation

And our customers chipped in to buy them and raise some money for a very good cause in their droves.

Organiser Debbie was absolutely delighted to be able to raise such a handsome sum.

Debbie said: “The day went very well, Leu did excellent on her van run around Torbay and the South Hams, and the boys did well on the Exeter run.

Brookwells Ramp Up The Red for the British Heart Foundation

“Because it was only one day we were not expecting to raise a lot, we sent cakes to some of our customers such as Roger Young, Mike Harding, Exmoor Trim and some to our Plymouth branch.

“We had cakes and sweets on the counter in our branches as well as on our vans to our numerous trade customers across the South West.

Brookwells Ramp Up The Red for the British Heart Foundation

“With all the money now collected I’m delighted to say that we managed to raise a fantastic £255.00! Didn’t we do well.”

Indeed, but as always we couldn’t have done it without our loyal customers so it’s a BIG THANK YOU From everyone at Brookwells to our customers for helping us to raise so much money again.


On the 7th of February 2014 we are going to Ramp Up The Red to try and raise some cash to help fight heart disease for the British Heart Foundation.

Brookwells Ramp Up The Red 2014

Brookwells Ramp Up The Red 2014

Our expert bakers will be cooking up a storm with a host of goodies available to pick up over the counters in our Bovey Tracey and Plymouth branches as you drop by to pick up your Land Rover parts.

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Our sweet treats will also be going out on our vans so we can reach out to our hard-working trade customers to give them a little sugar rush to keep them going through the wind and rain as they fix the British public’s Land Rovers!

If you don’t know what Ramp Up The Red is, you may have seen the adverts on the telly promoting the event. You know, the one with the little girl painting her daddy’s face as they dress up as bright red dinosaurs to go out and raise some money.

Ramp Up The Red 2014

Ramp Up The Red 2014

Here’s what your donations can help to achieve.

Raise £50 and we could provide a special kit to measure tissue or blood samples as part of vital research in the lab.

Raise £86 and we could help train one of the British Heart Foundation’s promising PhD research students for a day to ensure the future of life-saving research.

Raise £126 and we’ll be able to buy a ‘Little Anne’ resuscitation training manikin, to be used in schools and workplaces to help people learn life-saving CPR.

Raise £231 and we’ll provide the proteins and amino acid ‘building blocks’ needed to help scientists build new working heart tissue, as part of a life-saving research project.

Raise a whopping £500 in red and we could pay for special training for a cardiac nurse to give them specific skills in helping young patients with heart disease.

We’re not expecting to raise a massive amount, we just want to do what we can to help this fantastic cause and we’d love your help.


We supported the Discovery Owners Club with their 24th Birthday bash in Plymouth by donating a pair of lights to their raffle which helped to raise money for The Jubilee Sailing Trust and The National Coast Watch Institution.

The Discovery Owners Club met in Plymouth again

The Discovery Owners Club met in Plymouth again

The event was a huge success, raising £1425.00 by selling raffle tickets, stickers and plaques and people bidding on Auction lots over the weekend of the 12th-13th of October.

Before the meet owners could opt to either a drive over Bodmin Moor or attend a local greenlaning trip with around 30 Landies taking part in the activities on the Friday. The next day everyone met on the Hoe in Plymouth before a convoy of over 50 Land Rovers of all types set off to Mount Edgcumbe via the Torpoint ferry.

And it wouldn’t be a typical Discovery celebration without at least one of them breaking down. On their website, the organisers said, “We had 2 Discovery owners whose vehicles broke down on the way to Plymouth, but instead of giving up on the weekend, they went home and got their other cars, both of which were french hatchbacks!”

After the traditional stop-off in South East Cornwall’s biggest lay-by the convoy arrived at Mount Edgcumbe, where there was a chance to look around and try some deer spotting – which unfortunately proved unsuccessful this year.

A carvery roast went down really well and the raffle and auction helped to raise almost £1,500 for the designated charities. The social events were well underway and Joanne Armstrong won the much sought-after brightest outfit accolade.

On Sunday the crew reconvened at Lee Mill in Ivybridge and the convoy rolled on to Buckfastleigh for a trip to either the steam railway or the adjacent butterfly sanctuary before a rain free trip to the Two Bridges Hotel where everyone went their separate ways.

The organisers will no-doubt be back with a bang to help celebrate the Discovery’s landmark 25th birthday so if you want to get involved, head over to their website.


Once again the Brookwells team are Wearing it Pink in order to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Campaign’s efforts to help beat the “big C”. Over the last two years we’ve raised £500 and this year we’re aiming to match that number.

Brookwells Wear It Pink 2013 for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Brookwells Wear It Pink 2013 for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

This year we wanted to raise as much as possible and decided to wear it pink over three days, with the Wednesday crew shown above kicking it off, feather boas and all.

The aim of the three day drive was to reach as many of our trade and walk-in customers as possible and give them the opportunity to play some games, or buy some of the cakes, buns and treats created by our crack baking team. Not to mention letting our staff get involved.

The Brookwells Girls are Pretty in Pink

The Brookwells Girls are Pretty in Pink

Beating cancer is a cause very close to our hearts here at Brookwells and we’re extremely thankful for everyone who’s dropped in to donate, enjoyed a cake or bought a sticker. It’s fair to say the cakes have gone down superbly well! Today is the last day we’ll be wearing pink but if you can’t get into either our Plymouth or Bovey branches, fear not, we’re still taking donations all of next week.

Finishing with a flourish on Friday

Finishing with a flourish on Friday

The donations have been ticking along nicely so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages – where we’ve created a special Brookwells logo to celebrate the event – for all the latest news.

Brookwells Wear It Pink 2013

Brookwells Wear It Pink 2013


Join forces with us to help raise money to aid the fight against breast cancer. This is the third year we’ve supported the Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear It Pink day and this time we’re stepping it up a level.

Brookwells Wear It Pink 2013

Brookwells Wear It Pink 2013

This year we will be donning all shades of pink over three days in order to get the largest amount of people involved as possible.

Debbie, chief charity fundraiser and Brookwells rabble rouser said, “Our last two years have been very successful, we raised £155 in the first year and £345 in 2012. This year we want to top that and aim to get £500! So that everyone can join in we’re having three pink days on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of October.”

As well as wearing pink we will be selling pink cakes in a bid to reach our target. We’re already accepting donations in our Bovey Tracey and Plymouth branches and we will be sending our fleet of van drivers out to our numerous trade customers armed with cakes – which can be purchased for a small donation.

We’re also changing our logo on our various social network platforms to raise awareness of the fundraising for a period of time around the dates. You can take a look at our previous efforts here and marvel at Aaron’s get-up from last year!

If you want to find out more about what Wear It Pink raises money for, how you can get involved and what kind of events and causes it helps support, you can find their website by clicking here.


Next week sees the 30th anniversary of Debbie joining Brookwells where she was just the second member to join the team. Now, three decades on there’s over 20 of us and we’re celebrating this fantastic landmark with her today as she’s booked some well earned holiday next week.

Owners, Carolyn and Jeff celebrate 30 years of Debbie at Brookwells

Owners, Carolyn and Jeff celebrate 30 years of Debbie at Brookwells

There were many hushed voices and secret shenanigans this morning, but when she came back from lunch, members of our Bovey Tracey branch gathered to surprise her with champagne, flowers, hugs and gifts to thank her for her years of service with a smile.

SURPRISE!

SURPRISE!

Here she is with the owners, Carolyn and Jeff, as we raised a toast with her at lunchtime today, well, all bar the van drivers. You can spot the office staff as they’re the ones with the plastic cups!

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We think she’s a bit of a celebrity in the Landy universe, and there are thousands of Landy Lovers across the South West, the UK and the wider World who have been helped out by Deb and her vast Land Rover knowledge over the years.

Carolyn gives Debbie her flowers

Carolyn gives Debbie her flowers

Feel free to show your appreciation for Debbie here (or even drop her a personal ‘congrats’ to debbie@brookwell.co.uk) and we’ll make sure she gets all of your messages.

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Here’s to 30 more! 


We are delighted to report that members of the Brookwells team were present to help hand over the £3,200 raised by the Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club’s charity RTV Event at Newnham Park in aid of St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth.

On a beautiful sunny afternoon Aaron from our Plymouth Branch and the Ice Warrior were there to help other members from the CDLRC to hand-over the big cheque to staff.

CDLRC handing over £3,200 to St Luke's Hospice in Plymouth

CDLRC members handing over £3,200 to St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth

Trevor Castle, Ken Brain, Tony Powell, Diana Mills, Jane and Gary Maunder also represented the CDLRC along with our Aaron, the Ice Warrior and two other Landies.

The annual event which this year ran on the 22-23rd of June raises money to help St Luke’s Hospice undertake a huge range of vital and tremendously caring tasks day in day out. “We have been caring for thousands of terminally ill patients for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the past 30 years and our passion and dedication to offer dignity and choice has never dwindled.” They say on their website, “Our vision is to provide the very best of care to those with a life limiting illness and support their families, whenever and wherever they need it.”

“With over £4.5million to raise each year to maintain our vital service to the local community we’re extremely grateful to all of our supporters, fundraisers, volunteers and employees who help us to keep providing free end of life care to those who need us most from across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall.”

And long may this great event continue to help St Lukes preform their superb work on a daily basis. Roll on Newnham 2014!


Businesses big and small from across the UK have come together to support the Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club’s annual charity RTV event, held at Newnham Park, Plympton, over the weekend of 22-23rd of June 2013.

And it’s a fitting tribute to the teams who also came from far and wide to take part in this great event which raised around £4,000 for St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.

Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club's Charity 4x4 event at Newnham, Plymouth

Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club’s Charity 4×4 event at Newnham, Plymouth

As well as the usual strong presence from the hosts there were also teams from Wye and Welsh Land Rover Club, Midland LRC, Somerset and Wilts LRC, Dorset LRC, Cheltenham and Cotswold LRC and the Hants and Berks LRC.

As well as the 24 teams of three’s entry fees there were other events such as a raffle with some great prizes up for grabs.

As a small gesture of thanks to all the people who gave up their free time to help make this event happen we asked a number of companies to donate various items to go into the marshalls raffle and we thank them for their generosity.

A DB9000C winch which was generously donated by Britpart

A DB9000C winch which was generously donated by Britpart

Britpart kindly donated a DB9000C winch worth over £300 which was won by Chaz Slaughter and other goodies up for grabs included, A hamper from Country Maid, located at 47 Fore St, Ivybridge, the highly sought after beer goodie bags from Dartmoor Brewery and St Austell Brewery, items from Super Pro BushesSuperwinch, Brookwells, Roger Young, Bottor Rock Farm, West Country Snacks, The Mountain Inn, LuttonWarthog Motorsport and Allmakes 4X4.

Club Chairman Pete Garlick said, “We had a great number of prizes donated to our raffle donated by various very generous companies, top prize being a hand made garden bench donated by Morwellham Garden Furniture this was won by Sarah Thomas and made its way back to Wales with her.

“Brookwells also provided marshals goody bags and made sure that everyone that had signed on to help over the weekend received one, its always fantastic to be able to do this as without our volunteer marshals and other officials we could not hold the event, as always they are very appreciated.”

You can see who won which events by following this link.


The weekend of the 22 and 23rd of June saw the return of the Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club‘s annual Road Taxed Vehicle (RTV) charity event at Newnham Park which

By all accounts it was another roaring success. And here at Brookwells we are proud to be associated with this great event which not only raises money for a very deserving cause, but brings Landy Lovers together over two great days every year.

 

A Land Rover Defender 110 navigating the slippery course

A Land Rover Defender 110 navigating the slippery course

 

Club Chairman Pete Garlick was good enough to talk to us about the event, he said, “Although we haven’t worked out the final figures as yet after a rough look we estimate that we would be somewhere in the region of £4000 that was raised for St. Luke’s Hospice.

“This was the 8th year that we have run this event and this year was the biggest yet. We had 24 teams entered this year with each team consisting of 3 drivers. Their collective scores added together to determine the winners.”

“In addition to the 72 competitors there were marshals, officials scrutineers as well as families and friends with many camping in the 100 acre field at Newnham which lead to the usual light hearted atmosphere that this event generates.”

 

Aaron from our Plymouth Branch keeps a close eye on a Disco navigating the course

Aaron (left) from our Plymouth Branch keeps a close eye on a Disco navigating the course

 

And the attendees weren’t competing on an empty stomach, Pete explained, “Gary and Chunk’s from Classic Catering had brought their snack wagons and mobile bar down from Wales and erected a marquee with table and chairs, this became the centre point of the camping field and was also the venue of Saturday evenings disco.”

The food went down a treat and the attendees danced the night away on Saturday evening, ready for the next day’s competition. “Sunday morning brought another breezy day,” Pete explained, “But importantly the rain held off which was an improvement on the showers from Saturday.”

 

The overall winners were CDLRC's very own David White, Ross Lillicrap and Simon Badge

The overall winners were CDLRC's very own David White, Ross Lillicrap and Simon Badge

 

Pete explained how the competitors enjoyed 20 sections over the course of 2 days, 10 at Newnham and 10 at Hemerdon with C and D’s team of David White, Ross Lillicrap and Simon Badge (above) emerging as overall winners. The ladies trophy was won by another Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club team comprising of Emma White, Jessica Jeffery and Leigh Jackson (below) and the Long Wheelbase Trophy by yet another CDLRC team of David Burley, Steve Johnson and Neil Jackson (bottom).

 

Emma White, Jessica Jeffery and Leigh Jackson claimed the Ladies Trophy

 

The Chairman was quick to praise companies that had clubbed together to donate items for the raffle. “We had a great number of prizes donated to our raffle donated by various very generous companies, top prize being a hand-made garden bench donated by Morwellham Garden Furniture this was won by Sarah Thomas and made its way back to Wales with her.”

Brookwells Land Rover parts supplies also provided marshals goody bags and made sure that everyone who had signed on to help over the weekend received took one home. It’s always fantastic to be able to do this as without our volunteer marshals and other officials we could not hold the event, as always they are very appreciated.”

 

David Burley, Steve Johnson and Neil Jackson claimed the Long Wheelbase Trophy

David Burley, Steve Johnson and Neil Jackson claimed the Long Wheelbase Trophy

 

Brookwells would like to thank Pete for taking the time to answer our questions and provide us with these pictures. We look forward to doing it all again next year. In the meantime head over to the Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club’s official website for all the info you need on their events and the club itself.