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Meet our Senior Management Team

Meet the members of the Senior Management Team who are responsible for the day-to-day running of Children's Hospice South West.  They report on a regular basis to the Board of Trustees.

Eddie Farwell

Eddie Farwell MBE

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

As Co-Founder of Children’s Hospice South West with his late wife Jill, Eddie has been involved with every aspect of the Charity since its formation in 1991.  

Jill and Eddie were inspired to found the Charity following the exceptional care they received for their own two life-limited children at the world’s first children’s hospice, Helen House in Oxford. Little Bridge House, the South West’s first children’s hospice opened in 1995.

Senior Management Team

Allison Ryder - Director of Care, CHSW

Allison Ryder

Director of Care

Alli joined CHSW in January 2017 leaving Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Dorchester, where she was a Lead Nurse in Paediatrics.

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Jonathan Webber Director of Finance

Jonathan Webber

Director of Finance
jonathan.webber [at]
Daphne Sands Director of Human Resources

Daphne Sands

Director of Human Resources
daphne.sands [at]
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Jessica Patel

Director of Marketing and Communications
jessica.patel [at]