Children's Hospice South West celebrate 25 years

Our Timeline

2016 marks 25 years since the founding of Children's Hospice South West by Eddie Farwell and his late wife, Jill.  

Our timeline shows the important milestones through-out the history of Children's Hospice South West.

Jan 2016

Our 25th Anniversary

2016 welcomed 25 years since the founding of Children's Hospice South West by Eddie Farwell and his late wife, Jill.

Sep 2015

Little Bridge House turns 20

20 years since Little Bridge House opened its doors, supporting over 200 families each year.

Dec 2014

Eddie Farwell honoured with MBE

Co-founder of CHSW, Eddie Farwell awarded an MBE for services to charity and children's palliative care.

Jul 2013

A royal visit to Little Harbour

Our patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visited Little Harbour.

Dec 2011

Little Harbour opens

Little Harbour opened in 2011, making Eddie and Jill's vision of having a children's hospice within a 90 minute reach for families across the South West a reality.

Apr 2007

Charlton Farm opens

Little Bridge House very quickly became oversubscribed, which led to the opening of the charity’s second hospice Charlton Farm located just outside Bristol, in 2007.

Mar 2006

Our CHSW lottery started

Our CHSW lottery started, giving supporters the opportunity to win up to £1000 each week.

Sept 2004

In memory of Jill Farwell

In memory of the much loved Jill Farwell, who sadly lost her battle with cancer.

Jan 2003

Our 1st sibling team

Our sibling service was established in recognition of the needs of brothers and sisters of life-limited children and continues to provide much valued and dedicated care for siblings at our hospices.

Jan 2003

CHSW bereavement team 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.

Jan 2002

Jill Farwell awarded an MBE

Co-founder of CHSW, Jill Farwell was honoured with an MBE for services to palliative care.

Jan 1997

Our 1st shop opens

Our first shop opened in Exeter in 1997. We now have 26 shops across the South West with plans to keep expanding.

Sept 1995

Little Bridge House opens

Little Bridge House opened its doors in 1995. Providing the first children's hospice in the South West.

June 1991

The founding of CHSW

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.