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The course is one lap and marked out by large bouys.

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.

We will provide you with a kit list when you sign up.

You can donate your sponsorship in the following ways:

Through our website

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

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

Absolutely! Please email Amanda with how many you require so we can post them to you free of charge.

That's no problem.  Your guests can donation straight to the Cook Eat Give donation page [insert link].  Please remind them to add your name as the event host and leave their comments about your meal.  

 

 

 

We sell Wedding Favours so you can show your support on your special day (or any other occasion), CHSW can supply donation cards to share the news with your guests about your donation. Adding the CHSW pin also provides an ideal party favour. Find out more about our wedding favours

The CHSW Raffle full terms and conditions are available here. The purpose of which are to ensure you are informed about the terms and conditions of entering the CHSW Raffle, and to promote social responsibility in gambling

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.

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.

Our in person event in Falmouth will take place in the dark, however we'll marshal the route for your safety. We recommend you bring a torch and mobile phone. We'll also keep to as many streets as possible that have street lights. 

If you're taking part virtually, we recommend for health and safety reasons you walk in the daylight or early evening and return in time for the Memory Ceremony at 9.00pm.

There will be tea, coffee and croissants available to buy at the start but please make sure you have a substantial breakfast before arriving to fuel your walk. We will be serving up a delicious hot food for all our walkers as a thank you at the end of the walk.  There will also be refreshments available to buy should your family and friends wish to join you for a bite to eat.

Yes, you can.  You can do this by donating online and entering the name of the person you’re giving in memory of in the ‘reason for donation’ field.

Or you can send a cheque payable to 'Children's Hospice South West' with a covering letter telling us who you're donating in honour of. 

The CHSW lottery is a weekly draw so there are 52 draws per year, £52 divided by 12 months gives equal monthly payments of £4.34

Please email our enquiries team or phone us on 01271 325 270 with your name and address and we will remove you from our mailing list.

You can also register your details with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) or the Mail Preference Service (MPS). You can find out more about these services on our Privacy policy page.

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.

Participants who register are not obliged to raise sponsorship however this will not qualify you to receive one of our Santas 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 Santas on the Run goes freestyle donation.  

Should you need to change your start time please email Kiley and we will see what we can do! 

Please note, we will only open the next start time wave depending on demand, so should you wish to join a later start time please check with us that there is a race at that time before turning up. 

We suggest all Rainbow Runners wear sunglasses to prevent paint drifting into your eyes. It is the adult's responsibility to ensure children in their group wear sunglasses during the event.

We will have sunglasses for sale on the day for £2.

You can download a sponsor form from our fundraising tools page.

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!

There are lots of ways to pay in your sponsorship. 

Please bring with you your coin collection and gingerbreads coin collection houses on the day to hand in at registration. 

We recommend you don't send in cash.  Please remove your coins from your coin collection and then donate for them on our online donation page along with any other sponsorship you've collected. 

You can send your sponsor forms and coin collection card along with a cheque to one of our three hospices: 

  • CHSW, Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, St Austell, Cornwall, Pl26 6AZ 
  • CHSW, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ 
  • CHSW, Charlton Farm, Charlton Drive, Wraxall, North Somerset, BS48 1PE 

You can also add any offline sponsorship to your online Just Giving page that you may have set up. You can bank the money you have collected and then make a payment onto your own donation page. All money raised on an online giving page automatically is sent through to us - you don’t have to do a thing! 

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.

Gift Aid is one of the easiest ways to make your donation tax effective. The charity you are supporting reclaims the basic rate tax from HM Revenue and Customs. There is no extra cost to you and the process is simple - all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration

Entry fees are non-refundable or transferable. Should CHSW have cause to cancel the event, participants will be notified and a refund of registration fee offered – or you'll be offered a place in an alternative CHSW event. 

We do have a plan to keep the fun going in the event of rain but should the event need to be re-scheduled due to heavy wind/rain your registration fee will be transferred to the new date. You can request a refund of your registration fee if the new date is not convenient for you. 

Yes, but only if you submit your request at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you choose to increase your distance you will have to pay the difference in entry fee. If you drop down in distance you will only receive a refund of the difference if you submit your request at least one month in advance.

Yes you can! There are two ways to do this, either by donating all of the money raised to us, or by donating proceeds or a percentage. Either way, please contact your local community fundraising team.

Unfortunately, your place is non-transferable. If you cannot now take part please let us know.

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.

Children's Hospice South West can only directly claim back at the basic rate but please complete and return the declaration.

As a higher rate taxpayer, if you declare your donations on your tax return, you can claim a rebate based on the difference between the higher rate and the basic rate when you fill in your self-assessment form.

As registration is free we will be sending a medal to each person in your group who raise the suggested minimum sponsorship of £30. Please ensure you register every member of your family / group to avoid disappointment.

There are people out on the water in kayaks, providing safety support.

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.

Children’s Hospice South West works with an excellent (ATOL protected) tour operators called Charity ChallengeAction for CharityDream ChallengesDiscover Adventure and Action Challenge all based in the UK.  

These tour operators arrange the details of your trip and use a local ground agent to arrange accommodation, meals, transfers etc. The trips are well organised and you will be well looked after, so all you have to concentrate on is the challenge ahead.

This event had in previous years been a ladies’ only event.  However for the last two year’s we have invited men to also join us and this will remain for all future memory walks so men also have the opportunity to celebrate the memories they have of their loved ones. 

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.

We encourage hosts to raise some extra money on the day of their party to go towards the vital care we provide for our children and families that use our care services. To help we provide some fundraising tips i.e. charge an entry free, hold a raffle, sell glow sticks, hold party games etc.

10 miles taking between 5 to 8 hours.

We deliver to mainland UK and BPFO only.

If you would like to check your tickets, please call 01271 313 311, Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. At all other times please leave a message on our answerphone or complete our online enquiry form.

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.

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. 

Absolutely – you can decide how you'd like to remember and celebrate the lives of your loved ones over the Moonlight Memory Walk weekend!

You may decide to hold a cream tea, a garden party, a gathering on a beach or in a park! When you sign up, please choose the virtual option. 

There will be check points on route offering snacks and water so you can re-fill your water bottles. This is in addition to your own snacks and packed lunch. 

Yes! You can read our most recent Annual Report and Impact Review, which is accessible in our Publications section.

CHSW Lottery tickets can be purchased through the CHSW website by regular play Direct Debit or by debit card payment only. One-off play tickets are available from CHSW Charity Shops. One-off play tickets purchased after Thursday 5pm will be entered in the following week's draw.

Yes you need to have a Discus account and in order to leave a comment you will be required to login. You can login using your social media or Disqus accounts.

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!

If you're attending one of our Santa locations, we'll be sending out your runner number, fundraising pack, sponsor form, coin collection card and gingerbread house collection box at the beginning of November. You're welcome to download any of these fundraising tools prior to this by visiting the 'how to fundraise' tab on the Santas on the Run webpages. 

If you're taking part virtually, we invite you to download your items via the 'how to fundraise' tab. If you don't have a printer at home, please email Jo and we can send you these in the post - just let us know how many you need!  

Children over the age of 5 will love this event. They are allowed to come as long as they are participating with an adult and have the option However you must hold their hand or with younger ones carry them as you go through the foam at each Bubble Station. 

You can download a sponsor form from our fundraising tools page.

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. 

Unfortunately we're unable to transfer your place, and registration fees are non-refundable.*

*Should the event date be changed; your registration will be automatically transferred to the new date, or a refund offered on request.

If you're unable to take part due to extenuating circumstances, on authorisation by the Fundraising Manager, CHSW will refund any monies relating to your registration fee, after a deduction of a £5 admin fee. Any documentation sent to you (i.e. running number) must be returned before the refund is processed.

In the unlikely event that CHSW has to cancel the event, all participants will automatically be refunded their registration fees, and any sponsorship money received by CHSW can be refunded on the request of the sponsor.

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.

For every £1 you donate to Children's Hospice South West in a financial year (from 6 April to 5 April of the following year), you must have paid 25p in Income or Capital Gains Tax in the same financial year to qualify for Gift Aid.

If you have made a Gift Aid declaration we ask that you let us know if you cease to pay enough Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the amount we will claim from HM Revenue and Customs on the donations you make.

We also ask that you let us know if you change your name and/or address.

Yes, absolutely! We needs lots of volunteers to make the event safe and fun, to find out more look at our event volunteer opportunities

No, all participants in these two distances must wear a wetsuit.

Absolutely! If it’s a staff fundraiser you’re planning, register your event and have a look at our fundraising ideas page for inspiration!

If your company would like to get involved in other ways or you would like to donate a percentage of sales of a product towards our work, get in touch with Corporate Fundraising Team.

If conditions become so bad that it is considered dangerous to continue then we may make the decision to abandon the event for that day. But a little rain won’t stop us!

You cannot change the logo in any way and you must ensure that you represent CHSW correctly. Commercial organisations are not permitted to use the CHSW name or logo without our prior written consent.  Please contact your local community fundraiser in the first instance. 

If you pay a lower rate (10 per cent or 20 per cent), Children's Hospice South West can still claim back 25p for each £1 you donate, provided you pay enough tax to cover the claim in the tax year you make the gift(s).

If you are taking part with your workplace, please ask everyone to register online and include your company name within the group. 

No, adults can only do the 500m swim if they are accompanying a child as part of the family swim.

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.

Yes. The tour operators and ground agents are very experienced in organising challenges such as these and you will be accompanied by a tour leader, a doctor as well as English-speaking local guides and porters who are all there to ensure your safety and enjoyment of the trip. The routes we take are well established and known well by our guides. The tour operators will be aware of any rising political, health or safety issues affecting the countries our supporters visit.

Registrants attending the event in Falmouth will pay a registration fee of £10 which includes your on the night entry, T shirt, pasty, hot drink, goody bag and 30th Anniversary commemorative medal. It also includes the postal mailing of your memory pack that contains your memory box, candle bag, tea light and Memory Ceremony Service booklet and "I am walking for" back sign. 

If you have chosen the virtual walking option for this event, you will receive a memory pack through the post and a commemorative medal if you raise sponsorship of £30.  As this is a charity event, we ask that you raise sponsorship to ensure that local families can continue to receive the vital care that Children’s Hospice South West offers. 

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. 

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!

Yes, this is a great way for your guests to donate and all donations come directly to CHSW. If guests are a UK taxpayer they can also add gift aid free of charge.  If money is raised during the event hosts can pay this onto their online giving page as offline money.

Set up a JustGiving page

This is a 10 mile route with significant total ascent and descent and challenging terrain.

If you receive an error message that your credit or debit card has been declined - but you are sure your details are all correct - then please contact the bank that issued the card to you to find out why.

It is worth checking if any of the following apply, as these can prevent payments going through:

  • The billing address for your bank may differ to the one that you are entering on the billing address page.
  • Your card may not have enough credit available to cover the payment.
  • Your card may have a block on internet/phone orders, or on payments to charity.
  • Your card may have reached its daily transaction limit.
  • Your card may have been flagged for additional authorisation.
  • If your card was recently issued, it may not have been activated yet.

If you would like to check your tickets, please call 01271 313 311, Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. At all other times please leave a message on our answerphone or complete our online enquiry form.

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 will provide any training that is necessary.

Any money you raise on an online giving platform is automatically transferred to CHSW after the event.

The South West Coast Path is a great place to take your dog for a walk. They are permitted on the entire path, and providing that you look after them in a responsible way to avoid disturbing livestock and wildlife or causing a nuisance to other walkers, you will be welcomed. No liability will be taken on by CHSW or the event organisers.  Dogs are not permitted on the shuttle bus.

To say “yes” to Gift Aid you must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and /or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations it is your responsibility to pay any difference. 

Gift Aid is equal to 25% of your donation. For example: If you donate £10 and say “yes” to Gift Aid, we can claim £2.50 from the Government. You will need to pay more than £2.50 in Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year.

We will also need your full name and home address or we cannot claim Gift Aid.  Find out more about Gift Aid.

The CHSW Lottery is a weekly lottery which helps to raise funds for Children's Hospice South West to provide hospice care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

It's one of the simplest ways of supporting CHSW regularly and each ticket gives you the chance of winning one of our 14 fabulous weekly prizes. Weekly draws normally takes place every Friday.

You can login using your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account by selecting the desired login option under the Login menu or by clicking the corresponding icon. Please note that a pop-up window will appear when attempting to login. If you have a pop-up blocker activated in your browser you will need to allow pop-ups in order to login.

Rainbow Run is open to anyone aged 5 years and over. Event participants aged 5 to 15 years must be accompanied by a participating adult. Children within this age group will run the route leaving in a second wave after the main adult run starts, to ensure their safety. Participating adults are asked to accompany young runners in this wave. Please note that Rainbow throwers are briefed to throw paint carefully at our younger runners.

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

We want everyone to have the maximum bubbly fun possible so here are a few things to take into account to make sure your children have a great time: 

  • The PH of our foam is very mild, however too much of a good thing can be a little irritating, especially to little eyeballs. It is well worth bringing a pair of swimming goggles or buying a pair of our cool colourful sunglasses at the merchandise stall on site. 
  • Bring a towel, wet wipes or face cloth to wipe down your child’s face after running through each bubble and paint station. Also it's a good idea to dry their hands, before those soapy suds make it to their eyes. 
  • We also recommend children use bandanas or similar wrapped around their mouths to make sure they don’t eat too many bubbles and end up with bubble trouble in their tummies! 
  • If it’s looking like a sunny day please ensure you bring sunscreen, and sun hats as there will not be much shelter in the event village. 
  • The bubbles can become very high so we recommend that small children are lifted through the bubbles so they do not get lost amongst the foam and foam is not inhaled. 

Yes, absolutely! We needs lots of volunteers to make the event safe and fun, to find out more look at our event volunteer opportunities.

Creating a Virgin Money Giving page is quick and easy – take a look at their step by step guides.

Of course, we would love to welcome your support team for the day. There will be a reduced charge of £4 for non participants for access to the falls. Canonteign Falls is described as a hidden gem and one of the most idyllic places to see and explore with children. Perfect for outdoor adventure, the children's play area and children’s assault course will keep the little ones happy, and the lakeside restaurant, snack bar and gift shop are worth a visit after your thrilling descent!  Remind them to take waterproofs so they do not get wet as they watch!

No problem.  Please email Kiley and she'll help you with any further questions you have! 

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.

For every £1 you donate to Children's Hospice South West in a financial year (from 6 April to 5 April of the following year), you must have paid 25p in Income or Capital Gains Tax in the same financial year to qualify for Gift Aid.

If you have made a Gift Aid declaration we ask that you let us know if you cease to pay enough Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the amount we will claim from HM Revenue and Customs on the donations you make.

We also ask that you let us know if you change your name and/or address.

Send us your questions to Kiley and we'll be back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

You will receive a print out of results as you finish the race. Otherwise they will be available on line after race day.

You will need a licence from your local authority for an event that includes any of the following activites:

  • provision of food and drink
  • extended hours
  • collecting money or selling goods in a public place
  • sale of alcohol

For more help and advice please contact your local community fundraising team.

You can create a free online fundraising page, personalise it with a photo and message and email it to friends and family; they can donate quickly and securely online with a credit or debit card. Create your page now at uk.virginmoneygiving.com and save yourself the hassle of collecting the money! We will also supply you with a sponsor form so you can do it the old fashioned way! 

We are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives, providing the best possible hospice care for life-limited children and their families from the South West.  We couldn't continue this work without you.  Read some inspiring stories to see the life-changing impact of our work.  Thank you again for your support.

If you pay a lower rate (10 per cent or 20 per cent), Children's Hospice South West can still claim back 25p for each £1 you donate, provided you pay enough tax to cover the claim in the tax year you make the gift(s).

No! Anyone of any age can be registered, even the dog because you are completing the event in your own time, at your own pace, on your own terms.  

Unfortunately, some of our emails can end up in your junk inbox- please check this first. If you still have not received either your confirmation email or fundraising pack email please email Jayne and she will check your registration was successful. If you sign up over a weekend, please note you will not receive your fundraising pack email until the next working day.

The participants will undergo training of around one hour.

When the fire has burned to red-hot embers it is raked level and prepared for the walk. Participants go to the fire, remove their footwear and one by one are invited to walk the coals.

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.

Yes. We can put you in touch with the tour operator directly who may be able to reschedule your flight home and help you plan a holiday if required. Please note that there will be extra costs for extending your stay and you will need to plan this well in advance.

You need to remember to bring your walker number and “ I am walking in memory of…” sign along with your decorated candle bag to hand in to our memory team. We also recommend you bring a torch and mobile phone.