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You are welcome to bring your dog to join you on the evening. They will need to remain on a lead and we ask that participants with dogs remain at the back of the walk to avoid other participants tripping over leads due to it being dark.

The Bush Inn, Crosstown, Morwenstow, Bude EX23 9SR.

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Have a look at our training page for advice and information on getting ready for the Ride for Precious Lives. By training hard you will be sure you’re ready for the challenge ahead! 

You must pay an amount in Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the amount Children's Hospice South West and any other charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) will reclaim in the tax year (from 6 April to 5 April of the following year). Inheritance Tax, Council Tax and VAT do not qualify towards Gift Aid.

As a virtual walker, you are most welcome to complete your own challenge and then join us on the event day at Hartland Quay from 2.00pm, walking 1.5 miles to Hartland Abbey together. You can then personally collect your finishers medal and enjoy the finish line celebrations!

Just let us know when you sign up, or contact jayne.jarrett@chsw.org.uk to book your place.

You'll need to complete an application form from the event page. Some events are by application process, we aim to let you know the result of your application as soon as possible. Some events are confirmed instantly as long as you are committed to raising the minimum fundraising pledge and you pay a registration fee.

You need to be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the challenge, in suitable physical condition to undertake the challenge as set out in the itinerary and be fully aware of the possible risks inherent in adventure travel.

Everyone taking part is asked to have a medical form (supplied by Children’s Hospice South West) completed and signed by their doctor to confirm your suitability to take part. All participants must also have adequate personal travel insurance. 15-17 year olds may also participate in any challenge with the agreement of their parent or guardian and if accompanied by a parent or guardian on the challenge who is of legal age, (18 years of age or older). The parent or guardian will have to complete the booking form for anyone who is under 18 at the time of booking and sign the following parental responsibility form.

We welcome referrals from family members whose child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, or professionals. With your families permission we will then contact your professional support team (GP, consultants, key workers etc) to gather up-to-date information about your child's current needs and likely future prognosis. To make a referral please contact us.

If a role requires a specific commitment, we’ll always let you know first. Otherwise you can give us as much or as little time as you like.

A morning or an afternoon, whatever you can give we really appreicate. But if you only have an hour to spare, we'll be just as grateful.

We love dogs but we can't allow any animals on the course. They will be however allowed in the event village if kept on a close lead. 

We ask that you pay in your full fundraising amount within one month of your event.

Please let us know if you are not going to be able to pay in your money on time for any reason.

Sell as many as you can and then return the ones you haven't, together with the money and stubs from the ones you have sold.

For CHSW raffle rules, read our terms and conditions.

Yes of course! The route takes place on pavements, but you will be required to cross roads, so you may require assistance. A named carer will be welcomed to join you to provide assistance on the night. Please call Little Harbour fundraising office on 01726 871 800 to discuss further.

Of course you can. Your Will is your document and you can include, exclude, add or remove whoever you wish. If you change your mind or if your personal circumstances change, you are free to change your Will as many times as you wish. You don’t need to let us know either; it is entirely your choice.

As registration is free, we will be sending a medal to each person registered when the suggested minimum sponsorship of £15 for an adult and £9 for a child is raised individually by each person you have registered.

Visit our fundraising ideas section with lots of Rainbow Fundraising ideas.

 

You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason. This cancellation period will expire 14 days after the day on which you (or the person you nominate) received the goods, or received the final item from an order for several items. To exercise your right to cancel you must inform us in a clear statement sent by post or email to the address below.

Children's Hospice South West, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ

If you cancel this contract, we will refund all payments received from you, including the costs of standard delivery only. We may make a deduction for the loss in value of the goods, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you.

We will make the refund as soon as possible, and no later than 14 days from the day you return any goods, or provide evidence of return. We may withhold the refund until we have received the returned goods, or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the goods, whichever is the earliest.

We will make the refund using the same means of payment that you used for the initial purchase unless you have expressly agreed otherwise. You will not incur any fees as a result of the refund.

You shall send back the goods without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate your cancellation of this contract to us. The deadline is met if you send back the goods before the period of 14 days has expired.

Returned goods should be in perfect condition to obtain the full refund and we ask that you arrange and pay for return postage (unless the goods are faulty). If goods are faulty you can request a replacement instead of a refund. 

Charitable donations made with an order cannot be refunded.

There’s no need for you to do a thing.  If you are one of the lucky winners, we will send your winning cheque to you by post.

The British weather is notoriously unpredictable so keep an eye on the forecast and bring waterproofs if it’s looking dodgy as the Santa suits are not waterproof!

Yes, there are three types:

A Residuary Legacy is a percentage or share of the balance of your estate once all other payments and gifts have been made. A lot people prefer to give a residuary gift because it keeps in line with inflation and does not lose value over time.

A Pecuniary Legacy is a fixed amount of money.

A Specific Legacy can include specific items like personal possessions, land or shares.

Participants who register are not obliged to raise sponsorship however this will not qualify you to receive one of our Santa’s on the run goes freestyle medals. Alternatively, you can make a donation of the suggested sponsorship of £15 for each medal you would like a medal to be sent through to. Please make your donation via our online donation page marking it as your Santa’s on the Run - goes freestyle donation.

Yes, setting up a gift online is also completely safe. Any personal information you enter onto our online Direct Debit pages (including, name, address and bank account details) is encrypted before being sent to us.

Your information is saved in a secure environment using industry standard practices. You are then covered by the Direct Debit guarantee. We will write to you to confirm the details of your gift, and give you at least 21 days before taking the first payment. You can amend or cancel at any time.

No. The fire is very real. The embers will be glowing red hot. We can often measure the temperature at around 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. You will have bare feet, and they will not have been treated in any way.

Each of our hospices has a special room called ‘Starborn’ in which, after a child has died, they can be laid for up to seven days. Starborn is kept at a regulated temperature where the appropriate measures are taken to prepare the body for the funeral. This allows families to be in an environment where they can say goodbye to their child properly, surrounded by loved ones, with support from members of the care team who have looked after their much loved child during their stays.

Your Payroll Giving donation automatically stops when you leave your job. It's easy to start giving through the scheme again. Simply contact the payroll department at your new workplace.

Unfortunately your place cannot be transferred. Places are also non-refundable, this is in line with our event Terms and Conditions, however your fee will be used to enable the hospice to care for families. If you can’t now take part, please let us know.

Hartland Quay Hotel, Stoke, EX39 6DU.

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A full kit list and advice on what else you should bring is available here.

You pay these taxes if:

  •     Income Tax is taken from your wages or salary before you receive your pay
  •     you pay tax after filling in a self-assessment form each year
  •     you have any taxable savings (in a Building Society, for instance), or a pension plan, or investment income
  •     you have paid any Capital Gains Tax, on the sale of a property or some shares, for example.

Inheritance Tax, Council Tax and VAT do not count as Income or Capital Gains Tax.

Yes. All day parking is available for competitors and spectators near the Activity Centre. It is £2 if purchased in advance or £4 on the day.

  • Your own choice of route tailored to your group / team and location
  • Support with your fundraising from our dedicated fundraising team
  • Invitation to visit your local hospice to see how your money supports our families.
  • Invite to the main event finish celebrations at Hartland Abbey
  • Finishers medal

Collecting sponsorship from companies is a great way of increasing your sponsorship. Many companies offer a Matched Giving service where they match all the sponsorship raised by the staff. 

Group sizes range from 12 – 30 depending on the challenge. You will come across a wide mix of people on an event like this, and you are likely to make some life-long friends. All ages take part and from all backgrounds.

As we are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, CHSW is committed to the highest standards of fundraising practice and ensure our activities are open and fair, honest and legal.  Read our Fundraising Promise

Find out how to contact us with comments or complaints.

Normally all volunteers must be over 18 with the exception of retail volunteers who must be 14 years or over.

There are no long term harmful effects from the foam either during or after the event. If you get some in your eyes, it may sting slightly, consider wearing sunglasses or goggles. The mixture that we use is drier than most foam; therefore you won’t be soaked and won’t be slipping around in the foam stations. 

The dye in the foam gives vibrant colours however it is a food dye and is water soluble as well as environmentally friendly and completely safe. 

The coloured powder paint is 100% safe and non- toxic. It is biodegradable and will not affect the environment. The paint should not cause harm to participants however we recommend that you don't enter if you have a respiratory, skin or medical condition that could be affected. If you're unsure, please consult your doctor before taking part. 

You should have received an email confirmation when you registered. If you haven’t received this, please email our events team or contact your local community fundraiser as your email address might have been entered incorrectly. Please also check your junk mail, as sometimes automated emails may filter into this mail box.

It's really easy. You will receive an addressed envelope which you can use to return the ticket stubs to us with a cheque or postal order. Please make sure that all of your ticket stubs are filled in correctly.

For CHSW raffle rules, read our terms and conditions.

Our memory walk is open to anyone over the age of 12 years old. Event participants aged 12 to 15 years must be accompanied by a participating adult.

We understand that you may want to leave a gift to a project close to your heart - and you're entitled to do this. However, we encourage gifts left to us to be unrestricted. We're then free to use the money where it is most needed at the time.

No! Anyone of any age can be registered, even the dog!

 

It is not usually commercially viable for most shop teams to collect donations from your home. However, collections can sometimes be arranged locally, so it's worth asking your local shop (contact details can be found on our Shopfinder). Our furniture shops (which you can also find through our Shopfinder) sometimes offer a local collection service.

We are almost entirely reliant on voluntary income to safeguard our vital services into the future. By taking part in our weekly lottery and annual raffles you are helping us continue to make the most of short and precious lives.

Unfortunately there are no facilities and we cannot accept liability for anything you leave behind. Please bring only what you need.

In the UK, inheritance tax is currently paid to the government at a rate of 40% if your estate is worth more than £325,000. However, the rate might be reduced to 36% if 10% or more of your estate is left to charity.

Most gifts left to Children's Hospice South West are exempt from inheritance tax because we are a charity. You can find out more by contacting HMRC or a solicitor.

Absolutely! If you would like us to send you your downloadable Santa’s on the Run goes freestyle bib in the post please email Jo and we can send these out to you. Just let us know how many your require!

Cheques should be made payable to Children's Hospice South West and sent to us at:

Children's Hospice South West
Little Bridge House
Redlands Road
Fremington
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 2PZ

Please note we do not recommend sending cash through the post.

The sensation is described by some as walking on eggshells, others as walking on hot sand. Each walker has his or her own experience. I have not known walkers to experience pain, indeed when the opportunity arises many will walk across the coals more than once.

We provide emergency care for many families, and this can be for a number of reasons. It may be that the child is very poorly and the family would like the support that the hospice provides, both physically and emotionally.

An emergency may not necessarily be with the sick child. A parent maybe ill, recovering from an operation, or attending a family funeral for example, and may need additional assistance with their child during this time.

Yes, but only a small one. Your employer will use a Payroll Giving Agent (like a charity bank) to distribute the donations that you and your colleagues make. The Payroll Giving Agents are charities that need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers pay this fee on your behalf so we receive your full donation.

If your employer doesn’t pay the fee, the Payroll Giving Agent will deduct it from your donation before passing it on to us. This will be between 2% and 4%. This compares favourably against the admin costs of claiming Gift Aid on a Direct Debit donation.

Each participant will have to wear a wetsuit and will need to bring suitable swimwear to wear underneath. Appropriate footwear, trainers or walking boots are best, no heels, flip flops  or sandals. You will need a towel, warm clothes and water proofs for after your abseil. Long hair should be tied back and you should remove any dangly earrings/necklaces etc. Glass retainers should be worn if there is any risk of them falling off.  Any medication that you need, food and water and a camera for taking photos!

  • 500m - £15 (plus £25 minimum sponsorship)
  • 1000m - £20 (plus £40 minimum sponsorship)

You will need to register at Morwenstow by 8.00am.

If you are parking at the finish line, You will need to be parked and ready to leave Hartland Quay on the shuttle bus at 7.30am prompt. This will ensure you arrive at Morwenstow to register for 8.00am.

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You will need to make your own travel arrangements to get to St Austell for registration on the Thursday evening and to travel from the finish at Charlton Farm near Bristol. Many cyclists choose to travel by train, we recommend you book early as spaces with bikes are limited and book up quickly.

Although basic rate tax is currently 20 per cent, the donation for £1 is treated as the net after tax from £1.25 (£1.25 minus 20 per cent is approximately £1). The Children's Hospice South West get back the 25 pence.

CHSW work in partnership with Adventure Café Ltd. to ensure the ride will be route marked, with an experienced support crew who will provide first aid and mechanical assistance across the three days. We would expect that you would be able to do simple bike repairs/maintenance in the event of a puncture during the event. CHSW staff will also be on hand to offer emotional support, encouragement along the way and huge cheers as you reach each hospice.
 

If you set up an online fundraising page, your donors will be prompted to fill in the Gift Aid details on their individual donation.

Please encourage your sponsors to complete their last name, initial and full address on your sponsorship form if they would like their donation to be Gift Aided.

Required fitness levels depend on the trip you are taking part in and your current level of fitness. These trips are not targeted at experienced trekkers, so we will have people of all abilities on the event. We do advise that everyone should train for the event, as the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy yourself. We also advise people to go at their own pace on the event – it is not a race, and the idea is to enjoy yourself.

Many people support CHSW for lots of different reasons.  If you would like to share your story/experiences we would love to hear from you.  If you have any photos or news, then you can always post them straight onto our Facebook page to help inspire other supporters.

Our hospice teams have engaging and challenging activities for corporate teams. If you're interested in volunteering in a group as part of your company's corporate social responsibility programme, please contact your local corporate fundraiser or complete our enquiry form.

The paint will only be thrown in our designated stations by trained throwers. The paint will be aimed onto the body of the runners rather than the face to reduce the amount of paint getting into the mouth, nose and eyes. 

We recommend that you consider wearing sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes from the colour as you will inevitably get some paint on your head and face. Runners who are not so keen to be in the direct firing line of the  throwers are recommended to stick to the inside of the running lane to receive the least amount of paint.  Use the outside lane for maximum explosions of the colour! 

In order to confirm your charity place in a race, you'll need to confirm your details with the race organisers. As a participant in the event, you'll need to agree to their terms and conditions and let them know you’re running with a charity place. If you don't complete this second stage of the registration process by the specified deadline, you won't able to take part on the day. This second part to the registration process is at no extra cost.

Please make cheques or postal orders payable to "CHSW".

For CHSW raffle rules, read our terms and conditions.

It's not a race! The route will approximately take 1.5 hours to 2 hours to complete. There will be front walking marshals that will set the pace but they must not be passed by any participants for strict health and safety reasons.

You can choose to leave us a collection or a specific object for us to sell and use the proceeds to support our work. 

If you would like to leave a collection or a specific object to us, please do get in touch to let us know and we can talk about the options available. 

Participants who register are not obliged to raise sponsorship, however, you will not qualify to receive one of our Rainbow medals purely by taking part. Alternatively, you can make a donation for the suggested sponsorship of £15 for an adult and £9 for a child and you will still receive your medal as a thank you. Please make your donation via our online donation page marking it as your Rainbow Run donation.

 

Yes we can. Every time we sell something belonging to you, we can raise 25% more from the government through Gift Aid - at no cost to you.

Find out more about Gift Aid.

There is no need to choose your numbers. You will be sent a random unique number for each entry that you play.  This number will be yours for the duration of your membership to our lottery.

When you enter our weekly lottery, you will be sent your unique number by post. 

We feel strongly that only those people who have paid to enter and worked hard to raise the money should take part. This is also to ensure we can carefully manage everyone’s safety. Why not encourage them to sign up and take part!

Rainbow Run is a 5k fun run event with a difference! There’s no prizes for being the first to cross the finish line, this event is all about making memories with your friends and family whilst raising money for Children's Hospice South West.
 
Along the route you can walk, jog, run or even skip your way through paint stations where marshals will shower you with bright powder paints. Creating the most amazing, vivid colour explosion you'll ever see so when you finish you'll be well and truly rainbowed!

Of Course!! Please just call Little Harbour on 01726 871 800 and we will help you get this up and running!

CHSW is unable to support individuals requiring visas to volunteer in the UK as we do not have a sponsorship licence.

There is no preparation to undertake, and no treatment of the feet or mental exercise, just the training provided at the seminar. You should abstain from the consumption of alcohol or drugs prior to the event.

Any person who is, in the opinion of the trainer, unfit to participate will NOT be permitted to take part. ANY participant who does not attend the one hour training seminar will also be not permitted to take part.

Once a family starts to visit our hospices, our care team are available to help them think about the choices they may wish to consider when their child nears the end of their life. An end of life care plan is a document that outlines you and your child’s wishes for their end of life care, including management of pain, other symptoms and provision of psychological, social, spiritual and support for the family into bereavement

The end of life phase begins when a judgement is made that no more treatment is possible, to ensure care helps children who are no longer receiving curative treatment to live as well as possible until they die. Including care during and around the time of death, and immediately afterwards. Enabling supportive and palliative care needs of both child and the family to be identified and met throughout the last phase of life. 

Families may wish to come to the hospice for care towards the end of their child’s life. We would always view these stays as a priority. Families may also wish to stay at home or in a hospital and then come to the hospice after their child has died. Whatever the family decides our care team can offer support, advice and practical help whether at home or in the hospice.

Your donation is very important to us and we will write to thank you on an annual basis if you have chosen for us to contact you. We may also send you updates on our work if you have indicated that you are happy to receive these. You will know the deduction has started as it will appear on your payslip.

We would love you to and it may help you raise even more money! But make sure that it wouldn’t hinder the fitting of your harness and is big enough to go over a wetsuit – please get in touch before hand so we can make sure it’s suitable.  If you do come in fancy dress, please do bring a spare change of clothes, just in case your costume isn't suitable. 

Registration is from 9.30am - 10.30am.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to park, walk down to the event village and sing-in at the registration tent.

Parking is available at the finish at Hartland Quay. We will be operating a courtesy shuttle bus service to the start of the walk. Please ensure you are parked on time to catch the shuttle as there is only one shuttle service leaving Hartland Quay at 7.30am

We are not offering a shuttle if you park at the start line. 

Dogs are not permitted on the shuttle bus.

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Your accommodation for Thursday night is not included in the registration fee.

Then, unfortunately, you are not able to make a Gift Aid declaration. If you want us to make a note of this on your records, please let us know by contacting us in one of the following ways:

Email: enquiries@chsw.org.uk
Telephone: 01271 325 270 (Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm)
Write to us at: Children's Hospice South West, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ

Your bike will be your best friend during the three long days of cycling - we strongly advise that you use a road bike as they will help you go faster and will be more comfortable. When choosing which bike to use remember the terrain, you may wish to leave the carbon wheels at home! Due to technical and vehicle support over the weekend provided by Adventure Cafe, only suitable single rider road bikes can take part. You can complete the ride on a hybrid or mountain bike but these will be slower and you must have slick road tyres and inflate them to the highest possible pressure. Electric bikes are not permitted.

We aren’t able to promote events before they’ve happened – but we do use our social media platforms to celebrate fundraising successes.

Spreading the word about your fundraising is much more successful when it comes from you, so we’ve created a handy guide to using social media to help you, click here for more details.

If you have not done any exercise for some time we recommend you visit your doctor before starting your training. Our tour operators provide training guidelines when you sign up.

If you are organising a fundraising event for Children’s Hospice South West we will include details of your event in our supporters calendar.  Email details of your event to website@chsw.org.uk.

Volunteering with Children's Hospice South West is a great way to:

  • boost your CV
  • learn new skills and put existing talents to use
  • get involved in your local community
  • make a difference to someone's quality of life
  • increase your confidence and self-esteem
  • meet new people

We’ll do our best to let you get involved as much as you'd like, and hope you have fun along the way!

We suggest that the best way to complete the obstacle inflatables is to crawl across them to avoid falling and breaking any bones or twisting little ankles. There will be marshals at each inflatable to ensure all participants are crossing the inflatables safely and to stagger the number of participants on the inflatable at any one time. 

The race pack containing your race number will be sent by the event organisers. Please visit the FAQs section on the event organiser’s website for more details. We'll send a separate race pack containing your CHSW running vest, if you have given us your size. 

The purchaser's name and full address need to be clearly written. If you buy tickets for yourself, you can use the sticky labels we provide for convenience. It's useful to add a daytime phone number too, as we always try to contact winners by telephone first.

For CHSW raffle rules, read our terms and conditions.

You can donate your sponsorship in the following ways:

By Post: Send your sponsor forms along with a cheque to Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, PL26 6AZ

You can pay your sponsorship in online.

Add it to your online giving page: if you have set up an online giving page the money is automatically transferred to CHSW. You can add any offline sponsorship to your online page.

We will provide any training that is necessary.

Absolutely! If you would like us to send you your Rainbow Run bib in the post, please email Jo and let us know how many you require!

 

CHSW and its recycling partners can help turn mobile phones, gadgets and computers into money - to go towards supporting our work.  Find out more on how and what to recycle with CHSW.

We ask that you raise a minimum of £395 to ‘jump for free’.

A £50 non-refundable deposit, payable direct to Skydive Buzz, will secure your place.

When you arrive at the airfield on the day of your skydive, you will need the pay the £200 balance of the cost of you jump direct to Skydive Buzz.

The remaining £145 and anything you raise over this amount will go to Children’s Hospice South West.

If you raise all of your sponsorship via an online page, including your £200 balance, CHSW can arrange for Skydive Buzz to invoice them for this amount – providing you have raised the minimum amount of £395

Don’t’ forget – you can choose to raise more than the minimum amount! The sky is the limit!

As the law states that lottery tickets must not be sold to, or by, those under the age of 16 we must therefore abide by this law in accordance with our license.

The Gambling Commission has published codes of practice which help to ensure gambling is operated in a responsible manner. For further information on the Gambling Commission and the Gambling Act, please visit www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Unfortunately your place cannot be transferred. Places are also non refundable, this is in line with our event terms and conditions, however your fee will be used to enable the hospice to care for families. If you can’t now take part, please let us know.