Since 1991, Children's Hospice South West has been dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of first-class hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West of England. Below are just some of the highlights of our 30 year history.
The founding of Children's Hospice South West
Children’s Hospice South West was founded in 1991 by Eddie and Jill Farwell after they experienced for themselves the urgent need for hospice care for children in the South West.
Jill Farwell awarded an MBE
Our Bereavement Team was established
Bereavement support is a really important part of the work at Children's Hospice South West. We support our families for as long as they wish to stay in touch.
Our first Sibling Team was established
Our sibling service was established in recognition of the needs of brothers and sisters of children with life-limiting conditions and continues to provide much valued and dedicated care for siblings at our hospices.
In memory of Jill Farwell
In memory of the much loved Jill Farwell, who sadly lost her battle with cancer.
Eddie Farwell honoured with MBE
Co-founder of CHSW, Eddie Farwell awarded an MBE for services to charity and children's palliative care.
Children's Hospice South West celebrate 30 years of incredible care
This year is very special for Children’s Hospice South West, as we mark 30 years since we were founded by Eddie and Jill Farwell in 1991.