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

Children's Hospice South West Bereavement Support

The vital role of bereavement support

At Children’s Hospice South West the support to parents, brothers and sisters following the death of their loved one continues for as long as they need, helping families to deal with the grief and to celebrate their life.

On average, most children and families who use CHSW use the service for a number of years. They continue the relationship made with families, accompanying them on their child’s journey and continuing alongside them after their death.

Bereavement Coordinator at CHSW, Caroline Jenner said "families cherish their time with the Care Team at the hospice because we are comfortable to listen to and share their thoughts. They can also meet up with other families who are enduring a similar journey, normalising unnatural and frightening feelings.”

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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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Buy your 25th Anniversary Music Therapy CD

Music CDThis special CD celebrates our 25th Anniversary, with each track having been chosen and performed by the children and families who use our three hospices.

The 30 track CD illustrates the many ways that music therapy can be used to offer children and families a voice. Tracks include pop classics, fabulous piano solos and eight original compositions.

A beautiful booklet accompanies the CD to tell the stories behind the songs.

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