Eddie and Jill Farwell founded CHSW in 1991Celebrate 25 years with us

Join us in 2016 for a year of celebrations!

In 2016 we will be celebrating 25 years since the founding of Children's Hospice South West by Eddie Farwell and his late wife, Jill. We will be marking this very special milestone in the charity's journey with many exciting events.

You, our supporters, have been at the heart of all that has been achieved since that time and we would love for you to join in with our celebrations.

25th anniversary balloons

Giving in celebration

Give in celebration

If you have a special occasion coming up, why not suggest family and friends make a donation to us instead of gift?

Give in celebration

Order your silver party kits today

Silver parties

Add some sparkle to your fundraising event with our special, silver party packs.

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Buy your limited edition butterfly

Butterflies

These handmade butterflies will be displayed in our hospice gardens during 2016, before being sent out.

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Latest news

Music therapy

The vital role of sensory therapy

Many of the children visiting our three hospices have conditions that affect their senses. This might mean having little or no sight, hearing or ability to speak. 

Each hospice provides sensory rooms and gardens, music therapy sessions and a messy play area for imaginative arts and crafts. This multi-sensory stimulation plays a vital role in meeting specialised therapeutic needs for the children who use the services.

Music therapist, Ceridwen Rees said: “Music plays a huge part in all of our lives. There is rarely a big life event that doesn't have music at the very centre of it. Some children find that music relaxes them if they are distressed, others will awaken from quite a deep slumber and be energised by it.”

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The Farwell Family

Eddie's story

Eddie Farwell, CEO and co-founder of Children’s Hospice South West shares the founding story.

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CHSW Newsletter

Commemorative newsletter

Our latest edition celebrates 25 years and looks back at all that has been achieved.

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First care team

Staff stories

We interviewed our hospice care team to see why they love working at Children's Hospice South West.

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