The route has parts of uneven terrain through the woods so is not ideal for buggies or wheelchairs, however we are happy for you to take part if you do wish to do so. As there are also inflatables on the course, it would that these obstacles would not be able to be completed.
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.
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!
Gift Aid only applies to personal donations, so your company donation will not be eligible. For a charity to benefit from the tax on a company donation, the donation should be paid gross (without deducting Income Tax). The company can then claim tax relief when calculating its profits for Corporation Tax. For further information, please contact your Tax Office or accountants
Your first Payroll Giving contribution is made on your next pay day. However, if you are signing up towards the end of the month – after your employer’s payroll has been processed – your first contribution will be made the following pay day.
You will need to make your own travel arrangements to get to Charlton Farm near Bristol for registration on the Thursday evening and to travel home from the finish at St Austell. Many cyclists choose to travel by train, we recommend you book early as spaces with bikes are limited and book up quickly.
Winners must verify their details and claim their prize within six (6) months of the draw date, after which CHSW will treat the prize as a donation.
We will provide any training that is necessary.
This is not a race and is more about having fun than setting a personal best. Take your time. But if you must, time your run with your own device. There are no prizes for finishing first at this run!
Unfortunately, some of our emails can end up in your junk box - please check this first. If you still have not received either your confirmation email or fundraising pack email please email Kiley and she'll check your registration was successful.
If you sign up over the weekend please note you will not receive your fundraising pack email until the Monday morning.
The CHSW lottery uses lottery software licenced and regulated by the gambling commission. Players receive a unique randomly selected draw number(s) created by this software.
All lottery numbers paid in advance are entered into a computerised randomly selected weekly draw which normally takes place every Friday. Once a number is drawn it is removed from the draw therefore it is not possible for one number to win more than one prize. Prizes are allocated in the order of prize value.
The course is one lap and marked out by large bouys.
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.
You will receive a print out of results as you finish the race. Otherwise they will be available on line after race day.
The way families use their respite stays is determined to suit their personal circumstances, we aim to be as flexible as possible in responding to needs. Some families prefer long visits while others might choose a weekend every few months. We hope each family would feel free to discuss their individual needs with us.
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.
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!
Online giving websites are an extremely effective way to easily boost your fundraising total. They work by allowing sponsors to log on to a fundraiser's unique page and sponsor them using a credit or debit card. The money from online fundraising pages (e.g. Just Giving / Virgin Money Giving) gets automatically sent through to CHSW and added to your total, so no need for paper forms!
If you unable to complete your hike in May, you are most welcome Hike as You Like anytime! Please just register and let us know when you are planning your hike.
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.
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:
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
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.
The British weather is notoriously unpredictable, so we will be keeping an eye on the forecast. If the weather is deemed unsafe we will postpone the event and alternative date will be arranged and you will be notified by text and email. If you cannot make the alternative date, a refund will be offered or you can offer your event fee as a donation.
There will be substantial parking at the event on grass. Please car share where possible to reduce the amount of traffic in and out of the park and estate.
We will provide you with a kit list when you sign up.
Payroll Giving is taken straight from your gross (pre-tax) pay so there is no need for us to claim any tax back through Gift Aid, which saves us additional admin costs. If you are a 40% or 45% taxpayer, Payroll Giving is the only way we can automatically receive all your tax on a donation.
Children’s Hospice South West's Virtual Rainbow Run is a fun run event that you can complete in your own time over the weekend of 20 – 21 June 2020, in your own way! It’s all about making memories and having some colourful fun whilst raising money for children and their families in the South West, living with life-limiting conditions.
Choose your own 5k route to complete in whatever way you like… walk, jog, run, skate, ride or even skip your way around, dressed in bright rainbow colours or any other creative ways you can. Got inventive with tie-dye, coloured face paints and tutus, or simply wear a bright pair of socks. See our list of ideas here on how to make your Rainbow Run lots of fun.
Winners will be notified within one week of the draw date by their preferred method of contact where their details will be verified. Once verified a cheque is sent by post. Winning ticket numbers are also published on the CHSW website.
This will depend on the role you are taking on, but most volunteers will be asked for at least two reliable references. For certain roles that involve working on our hospice sites you will need a DBS check (formerly CRB), which we will organise for you.
Santas on the Run Bristol
Santas on the Run Eden Project
11.00am and 2.00pm
Santas on the Run RHS Rosemoor
Please turn up one hour before your start time to register, pick up your Santa Suit and enjoy the event village and warm up!
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.
As registration is free, we will be sending a medal to each person in your group when the suggested minimum sponsorship of £15 is raised for the number you have registered.
Visit our fundraising ideas section with lots of seasonal sponsorship ideas. Your medal will be sent in the weeks following the Santa weekend!
In the 2019/20 financial year net proceeds from the CHSW Lottery were £537,313, raising a minimum of 72p in every £1 directly for CHSW and the care it provides. The remaining 28p split between expenses (18p in every £1) and prizes (10p in every £1).
There are people out on the water in kayaks, providing safety support.
Not at all, you can walk or run the 5K route as it is not about speed but more about having as much fun as possible! The race is not timed, so the more competitive Rainbow Runners amongst you should self-time for anyone desiring a personal best.
CHSW operates a Sibling Service at each hospice, providing dedicated support and care to the brothers and sisters of life-limited children.
During family stays, the siblings can spend as much or as little time as needed with a devoted sibling team. Contact is maintained with the siblings during their time at the hospice, between visits with newsletters, emails and days out and after their brother or sister’s death, for as long as they need.
10 miles taking between 5 to 8 hours.
After signing-in on the day, you will be taken over as a group to go through an abseil demo - a chance for you to have a go on a grass slope first and have a few practices with an instructor on hand who provides coaching and helps deal with any questions that you might have. So there is no need to worry about previous experience. Even if you let go of the abseil rope during the abseil an instructor at the top will have you on a separate safety rope so you are completely safe throughout your challenge.
There will be around five staff on the day to help you with your abseil including an instructor half way down the abseil to encourage you down and to take action shot photos of you and another instructor at the bottom of the abseil as a friendly face to greet and help you sort out your kit.
You are very well looked after throughout the event and there is plenty of time to have practice abseiling and enjoy the wonderful grounds in which the event is staged.
Unfortunately it is inevitable that, with so many runners, some people will get injured in training for a race. What happens next depends on how you got your place and what race you are doing.
If you are using your 'own place' to run for CHSW (i.e. you obtained it directly from the organisers of that race) you simply need to let them know you can no longer take part. They will decide whether you can defer your place to the following year. We'd also appreciate it if you could let us know so we know how many runners to expect on the day.
If you have a guaranteed charity place, which you obtained by paying a registration fee with CHSW, then you must let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to take part in your event. We cannot automatically defer your place to next year's event, and all registration fees are non-refundable.
You can make a donation online, either as a single donation or a regular direct debit.
If you don’t wish to give online, you can give a credit/debit card donation over the telephone by 01271 325 270 (Monday-Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm and Friday 9.00am-4.30pm) or please send us a cheque, made payable to Children's Hospice South West, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ.
There are lots of ways to pay in your sponsorship.
We recommend you do not send any cash in the post. Please pay the money raised into your bank account and then make a donation on our online donation page.
You can send your sponsor forms and a cheque to your local hospice:
Little Bridge House
CHSW, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ
CHSW, Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AZ
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 may a payment onto your own donation page. All money raised on an online giving page automatically is sent through to us, so you do not have to do a thing!
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.
Unfortunately, your place is non-transferable. If you cannot now take part please let us know.
You may still pay tax on a private pension plan or a savings account, or pay Capital Gains Tax if you sell property or shares. If this is the case, please tick the Gift Aid declaration.
You should receive all your purchases within fourteen working days of placing your order. Working days are Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
If you have not received your order and it is after the expected date of arrival (allowing a couple of days for postal delays) then please contact us so we can look into this for you and, if appropriate, send a replacement. We can change the delivery address of any replacements if required.
You can wear whatever you like! Regular running shorts and vest, a tutu or even fancy dress outfits.
You'll be able to purchase a white Children’s Hospice South West t-shirt for £5 when you register on the day along with fancy dress and sunglasses available to buy from the merchandise stand.
The coloured foam may stain your clothing, so bring something you don’t mind getting stained so we do recommend to wear old clothes and trainers!
You'll also want to wear something that will help protect your eyes while running through the bubble stations and paint stations. Sunglasses will be available to purchase for just £2.
If you’re bringing kids with you, consider bringing some little swim goggles for them since the bubbles will probably be taller than they are!
Children’s Hospice South West works with an excellent (ATOL protected) tour operators called Charity Challenge, Action for Charity, Dream Challenges, Discover 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.
Yes. We can train you for most of our roles. Volunteering can be a great way to develop your skills while boosting your CV.
Long-term donations enable us to plan for the future and ensure money is available where it is needed most, so we can be there for as many families as possible.
Regular gifts mean a consistent, predictable income so we can plan and budget better, making us more efficient. It’s also more cost effective. More of your money goes to our work as they generate less administration and carry cheaper bank charges.
There are benefits for you too. A regular gift is a hassle-free way to donate, while knowing that you are helping us make the most of short and precious lives.
Yes. All you have to do to stop or change your donation is to directly notify your payroll department.
The purchaser's name and full address. If you buy tickets for someone else (over 18 years old), you can add their details during the process. It's useful to add a daytime phone number too, as we always try to contact winners by telephone first.
Santas on the Run Bristol
Santas on the Run Eden Project
Santas on the Run RHS Rosemoor
Please car share where possible to reduce the amount of traffic to the events.
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.
If you are taking part with your work place please sign up using the online registration form and include your company name within the group. You can add your work colleagues names here or alternatively email kiley on Kiley. We will send you medal for every £15 you raise!
The cost of each CHSW Lottery ticket is £1. Tickets may be purchased on a regular play basis or a one-off play basis. There is a maximum purchase of five (5) ticket numbers per weekly draw. One-off play tickets purchased after Thursday 5pm will be entered in the following week's draw. You can join online here.
No, adults can only do the 500m swim if they are accompanying a child as part of the family swim.
Please bring your running number, which will have been posted to you with your Fundraising Pack, and ensure the medical details are completed on the reverse. You will need to bring safety pins to attach your number to your front ready for the start of the race. If you have lost your number please come to the Information Tent where we can issue you with another.
Regular play winners will be notified by their preferred method of contact and a cheque sent by post. One-off play ticket winners will need to CHSW Lottery on 01271 313 311 where their tickets and details will be verified. Once verified a cheque is sent by post. Weekly winning numbers are also published on the CHSW website here.
As all teenagers wish to be independent, the hospice also holds teenage focused weekends, giving them the opportunity to come and stay without their families.
Three different weekends are arranged each year, plus one sensory teenage week. The weekends are often themed to suit varied interests including pamper days, cars and games.
It gives the teenagers the chance to socialise with others and time to talk about their experiences.
This is a 10 mile route with significant total ascent and descent and challenging terrain.
Canonteign Falls is a tough abseil and you will need to be fit and reasonably confident on your feet to be able to get to the top of the abseil and climb over the fence at the top. If you have any doubt in your ability to take part in the abseil please discuss this with your event organisers.
Being able to walk quickly up a flight of stairs, jump a foot off the ground and climb over obstacles such as fences unaided, would be a good example of mobility needed. If you are in any doubt about your fitness / mobility to participate in abseil event you have chosen, please consult the abseil organisers first and then your doctor if needed.
The London Marathon is one of the most popular events in the UK and there is a huge demand for places. We aim to allocate our London Marathon charity places as fairly as possible however we only have a very limited number of places available and unfortunately we are not able to guarantee a place to everyone who applies. To give yourself the best possible chance of getting a Team CHSW charity place, please sign up here and give us as much information as you can about why you would like to run for us, how much you realistically think you can fundraise and how you plan to do so.
Once you have signed up, you will be sent a confirmation email. In due course you’ll receive your fundraising pack in the post which will contain your walker number and everything else you will need for the evenin (except your T-shirt which you will collect on the night).
We will also keep in touch with you via email to offer fundraising ideas, tips and any other information about the event. Please ensure you provide a valid email address when you register.
Join the Moonlight Memory Walk Facebook page to keep up to date with any announcements and meet other walkers who are taking part in 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.
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!
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.
Worldpay will not accept any postcodes that do not contain a space. Please enter a space in the correct place in your postcode.
Unfortunately if the back marshal has already departed you will be unable to take part in the run for health and safety reasons. So please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to register and get into your Santa suit!
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!
We'd suggest a change of clothes and shoes as well as a towel so you can dry down after the event but it does depend how much time you spend in the foam.
Please note there is no bag drop facility at the event so please ensure you can store this in your car, or bring along a cheer squad who can look after them for you.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes emails can end up in your junk box, so please check this first. If you still have not received either your confirmation email or welcome email, please email Kiley to check your registration was successful.
If you sign up over a weekend, please note you will not receive your welcome email until the following Monday.
Unfortunately we cannot claim Gift Aid on funds raised through the raffle, but if you choose to make a donation with your ticket purchase, we can claim Gift Aid on that.
Once you’ve applied we’ll contact you with the next steps as quickly as we can and keep you updated throughout the application and selection process.
If you’re selected, we'll want to get you started as quickly as possible but this will depend entirely on the role and what checks we need to do beforehand. If the role requires a DBS check (we’ll flag this in details about the opportunity) the process can take longer.
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.
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No! Anyone of any age can be registered, even the dog because you are completing the event in your own time.
A computerised randomly selected weekly draw takes place every Friday. Should the Friday fall on a bank holiday, the draw will be run the day before or 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.
There will be no facilities of this nature at North Somerset Showground or RAF St Mawgan, so please arrive with limited personal belongings or leave them with friends/family who are coming to watch. CHSW cannot accept responsibility for any belongings left unattended.
The Exeter Rainbow Run operates a bag drop in the foyer of Westpoint Indoor Arena for £1 a bag. Random bag searches will be in operation.