Skip to main content

The event will go ahead if it is raining. If the weather is deemed unsafe, a decision will be made 48 hours prior to the event and you will be notified by email. We will also update the Rainbow Run Cornwall 2024 Facebook event page.

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.

We ask volunteers to pay their own expenses as we feel as much money as possible raised should go directly to support and care for our children and families.

If appropriate, talk to your supervisor, manager or HR team to suggest that they set one up. It’s simple to get it in place. Or please get in touch with your local corporate fundraiser. We are happy to speak to them to suggest that they introduce one.

Winners must verify their details and claim their prize within 6 months of the draw date, after which CHSW will treat the prize as a donation.

Of course - you'll have a link to share with friends and family members to view the dedication via the Moonlight Memory Walk webpage. They can then make a donation. 

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.

No. You can choose to walk, jog or run! You can also choose whichever distance you decide is best for your family. Historically this event has been 2k.

No. Only fill out the own place running form if you have already purchased a place from the event organisers.


Long-term donations enable us to plan for the future and ensure money is available where it is needed most. 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 supporting our work.  To set up your direct debit payment go to the Donate page here, follow the instructions on the form, when you

You can create a Just Giving page, personalise it with a photo and share it with friends and family by message, email or on social media. They can donate quickly and securely online. You can also download a sponsor form so you can do it the old fashioned way if you prefer!

You will find the links to the Zoom warm up for both days on our Facebook event page. Please join the page to also upload your photos and videos to enter our competitions! 

Don’t forget you can download the playlists we have created to use throughout the weekend for your warm up, run or after party. 

You can create a free online fundraising page, personalise it with a photo and share it with friends and family by message, email or on social media. They can donate quickly and securely online with a credit or debit card. Create your page now at JustGiving page 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!

Generally, entry fees are non-refundable, however, under exceptional circumstances it may be possible. Please see our event terms and conditions for more information. 


The paint is 100% natural and water-soluble and will not cause any damage to the environment. However, we still put in a clean-up team to remove the paint on the ground after the event.

Your sponsorship money needs to be paid to Children’s Hospice South West ten weeks before the date of departure. This is because the charity has to pay the tour operator costs in advance, and have to ensure that every person we pay for has raised all the money. Some people find it difficult to ask for the money up front, but it is a lot harder to get the money in after the event. Your sponsors will understand about this.

As a charity we receive less than 16% of our funding from government and statutory organisations.

Taxation rules change frequently.  Your solicitor can provide Will tax-planning advice or arrange for the services of an accountant or tax adviser. A Will can allow you to take tax into account and maximise how much you leave to others. For example there is currently no inheritance tax payable on a gift left to charity in your will and if you leave 10% of your estate to charity, your IHT liability reduces from 40% to 36%.

The prize fund for each weekly draw is £1,425. This is made up of 14 guaranteed prizes totalling £1,225 and a £200 Bonus Rollover.

The 14 guaranteed weekly prizes are 1st prize: £1,000, 2nd prize £100 and 3rd prizes 2 x £25, 5 x £10, 5 x £5

The Bonus Rollover starts at £200 and if the prize is not won it rolls over by £200 each week until it reaches £10,000 when it is guaranteed that week.


Once you've signed up, you'll be sent a confirmation email.  Following your registration, you'll receive your welcome pack by email with the links and information you need about the event.  

In the coming weeks, we'll post your memory pack which will also contain your walker number and everything else you'll need for the evening (except your T-shirt which you'll collect on the night). 


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.

You can set up a team fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving following the steps on their website. We recommend that you set up an individual page which links to this team page so we can clearly identify any funds that have been raised on your behalf. 

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.

You can set up a team fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving following the steps on their website. We recommend that you set up an individual page which links to this team page so we can clearly identify any funds that have been raised on your behalf. 

Our charity-funded place Skydive participants are asked to pay £50 non-refundable deposit paid to Skydive Buzz when booking and to raise a minimum sponsorship of £400 before your skydive date to confirm your jump. This is broken down as:

• £200 balance of the cost of your skydive. If this is raised via your sponsor form, you will need to pay Skydive Buzz direct before your skydive. If this is raised through your online fundraising page, it can be arranged for Skydive Buzz to invoice CHSW for this amount

• £200 plus any additional fundraising before or after your skydive will go to Children’s

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

If you're attending one of our events in person you will receive a medal at the finish line.  

If you’re participating in the facebook Challenge and raise £50 or more, a medal will be sent to you in the post. 

You can complete it anywhere! Your local swimming pool, lake, sea or river. Anywhere that you can make a splash! 

Unfortunately, there will be no facilities of this nature at 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. 

Yes - we promote the events run by our preferred tour operators. Those tour operators will run several events a year, according to their own schedules. However, if you cannot make the dates they have on offer, we could look at an alternative tour operator for you so that you can still do your dream challenge - just get in touch with us and we will try our best to find a suitable event date for you. 

Yes. We can train you for most of our roles. Volunteering can be a great way to develop your skills while boosting your CV.

Yes, you can donate to as many causes as you like as long as they are charities registered in the UK but with only one deduction in your pay.

Read The Raise a smile Lottery full terms and conditions. The purpose of these rules is to ensure you are informed about terms of playing our lottery, and to promote social responsibility gambling.

Unfortunately, if the back marshal has already left you will be unable to take part in the walk for health and safety reasons. 

Moonlight Memory Walk Cornwall

Please ensure you arrive by 6:15pm at the very latest to sign in and collect your T-shirt. 

Moonlight Memory Walk Clevedon

Please ensure you arrive by 7.30pm at the very latest.

Find out more about leaving a gift in your Will.

Your registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event, a festive treat and medal. Your entry fee for our Eden Santa runs also gives you a full festive day out at the venue for the rest of the day you do not need to pay any additional entry charges!  Your entry fee for our Charlton Farm run also gives you and up to four family members 50% off entry into Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, and a free hot drink for runners at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, on the day of the event. 

As we do not provide Santa suits, we have reduced the registraion fee from previous years.    

As this is a sponsored event, we ask

Below each comment there are up-vote and down-vote buttons which will add your vote to the tally. By default comments with the most up-votes will be at the top and comments with the most down-votes will be at the bottom. You do have the ability to change the method of sorting for comments.

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

It's so easy!  Cook up your chosen meal, enjoy with your guests and invite your guests to pay what they feel your meal is worth.



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.

No problem.  Please contact your event fundraiser.

No it's not essential. We would love it if you could raise money for Children's Hospice South West but we also understand you may already have a charity you would like to support. 

Find out how your fundraising can help CHSW here.

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!  


For questions regarding Rainbow Run Cornwall, please email Kiley.

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

Not necessarily, this will depend on what your criminal record is for and the role you are applying for. We reserve the right to make a decision on a case by case basis.

You can donate through Payroll Giving:

  • if you are paid by an employer
  • if you have PAYE deducted from your pay, and
  • if your employer has set up a Payroll Giving scheme.

Your payroll department will be able to tell you if your employer has signed up. 

Winners will be notified within 1 week of the draw date by phone first, followed by email, where their details will be verified. Once verified a cheque is sent by post. Winning ticket numbers are also published on the CHSW website.

Moonlight Memory Walk Cornwall

If you set up a dedication page, your loved ones’ names will automatically appear. 

Yes! We have specially trained volunteer speakers who give talks and assemblies about the work that we do. You can request a speaker by contacting your local community fundraising team.

Availability of speakers varies, so please do get in touch at least three weeks before your event so we can do our best to send someone along. If there’s no one available to attend we can send films about our work instead.

This isn't a race and is more about having fun than setting a personal best. Take your time and enjoy the surprises we have planned along the route. But if you must, you can time your run with your own device. There are no prizes for finishing first at this run! 

No. We gratefully receive any sponsorship our own place runners collect. No matter how small you think this amount may be, it will go a long way to help support our work.

You can make a regular gift or one-off gift to us online.  Any donations you make through our website are safe and secure. We will not sell or share your data with any other organisations for fundraising or marketing purposes unless they’re working on behalf of CHSW. Thank you for your support. 

Or you can send a cheque payable to ‘Children's Hospice South West’ to:

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

You can also call us on 01271 325 270 to donate with a credit or debit card over the phone.

CHSW are working in partnership with a third-party provider to ensure you will be walking with an experienced guide and support crew who will provide support and first aid across the 3 days; otherwise known as ‘Hike Support.’ CHSW staff will also be on hand to offer emotional support, encouragement along the way as you reach each stop. 

Simply email Kiley and she will be able to provide the school with the school’s list and provide more information. 

A full kit list and advice on what else you should bring is available on the Ride for Precious Lives web page.

Yes, all participants running the full marathon need to be 18 or older.  All participants running the half marathon need to be 17 or older.  10K participants must be 15 or older. 

Each final mile participant will need to have a parent/guardian or teacher with them


Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on-site at RAF St Mawgan and you will be asked to return home if you do bring a dog with you.  

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

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.

Once a Will has been made, it is important to keep it up to date and account for any changes in your circumstances. For example, you may now have had a child or grandchild, you may have moved home, or your financial situation may have changed. It is also advisable to reconsider the contents of your Will regularly to make sure that it still reflects your wishes.

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

Yes, of course! The route takes place on paths, which are in places narrow and uphill so you may require assistance. One named carer will be welcomed to join you to provide assistance on the night.

Moonlight Memory Walk Cornwall

Please call Little Harbour fundraising office on 01726 871 800 to discuss further. 

Moonlight Memory Walk Clevedon

Please call the Charlton Farm fundraising office on 01275 866 600 to discuss further. 

Moonlight Memory Walk Devon

Along the 3k route the terrain is on paths that are very uneven in places so assistance is advised. Please call the Little Bridge House fundraising

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

Please read our Santas on the Run participant safety brief to ensure you are fit to take part in this event.

Absolutely! Whatever event you are taking part in we would love you to join Team CHSW. Phone your local hospice or email and we'll send you a fundraising pack and CHSW running top.

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

Yes!  There are several pricing options available on the Skydive Buzz website so if you self-fund your jump, all sponsorship raised would go to CHSW.

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.  

Your registration fee only covers the cost of the event and your sponsorship is supporting our vital care for the children and families that attend our hospices. Sponsorship targets are £25 per person and £60 per family

Alternatively, you can make a donation of the suggested sponsorship of £25. Please make your donation via our online donation page marking it as your Santas on the Run donation.    

To show us and your supporters you have completed your splash, we recommend adding all offline donations to your JustGiving, which will track your online donations. We'd also love to see photos of your challenge so please add them to your page!  You can also share this on the  Be Incredible Facebook page so we can see your incredible efforts!  

Take part in our in person event at RAF St Mawgan, Cornwall on Saturday 15 June 2024.We have limited numbers at each event so register early to be covered in paint at one of the 7 paint stations along the 5k route.   

Children and young people from 0-21 years with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. We offer support for all the family. 

Medical care from specialist doctors, including out of hours cover, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Our services include: 

  • Highly specialised clinical care
  • Short breaks/respite
  • Emergency care
  • End of life care
  • Sibling support
  • Counselling
  • Complementary therapies
  • Pre and post bereavement support for all family members
  • Telephone support?  Is this offered? Contact/key worker support?
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Multi-sensory therapy
  • Play – music and art/messy play activities

It's very easy: All you need to do is visit our volunteer opportunites page to search and register for volunteering positions.

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.

Yes, the Raise a smile Lottery and CHSW Raffle is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 4991. View the full Terms and Conditions.

Please read our Moonlight Memory Walk participant safety brief to ensure you are fit to take part in this event and conditions of walking on the evening.

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.

We no longer provide Santa suits as a part of the registration fee to reduce the impact of single-use Santa suits on the environment, with many suits ending up in landfill each year. We have reduced the entry fee to reflect this change.

We also want to give our participants the opportunity to choose whether they want to dress as Santa, a reindeer, penguin, snowman, Christmas tree, or elf....this year you can decide! There will be on the day competitions for the best dressed!

You can flag a comment by clicking the flag link to the far right of a comment. This will flag a moderator and let them know that it needs attention. Flagging a comment is only counted once per person; you won't need to do it multiple times. Generally, comments should be flagged for: spamming or attacking other commenters personally. Generally, comments should not be flagged for disagreeing with the content or disputing with other commenters.

We deliver to mainland UK and BPFO only.

Absolutely!  Perhaps you could get your boss on board, or ask if your workplace could match the amount of money you raise.



Rainbow Run is not a race and therefore everyone gets a medal as they cross the finish line!

You will need to be 18 years at the time of the event to be able to take part.

No. Please contact us if your query concerns a guide dog.

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. 

Due to the amount of paint used at the paint stations only children aged over 5 years can take part in this event. All children aged 16 and under must have a participating adult also register to run with them. If you have younger children, they must remain in the event village with another adult or guardian.

We offer short breaks away for the whole family, for respite and relaxation. Mums, Dads, brothers and sisters can all come and stay at our hospices.

We provide one-to-one specialist care for the sick child. This allows the family the chance to have a break away from the worries of caring, and to be together as a family. In this respect, what we provide is completely unlike any other care available.

Yes, we welcome volunteer expertise and ask that you complete our enquiry form with a brief description of your professional background. 

There is no minimum or maximum limit.

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 and email address too, as we try to contact winners by phone first, followed by email.

Moonlight Memory Walk Cornwall

If attending the event at Heligan, you'll be required to follow the guided 2k route that has been marshalled. You can choose to complete this route one or twice to complete 4k.  

Moonlight Memory Walk Clevedon

The walk is a 5k circular route, that you will need to walk to get back to the event village. However, if you do find that you are struggling with the distance, then please do talk to one of our volunteer marshals on the route, and we can sort out a shorter way back for you. 

Moonlight Memory Walk Devon

The walk is a 3k route around the Powderham Castle grounds

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.

The British weather is notoriously unpredictable so keep an eye on the forecast and bring waterproofs. If the weather is deemed too dangerous for the event to go ahead, we'll contact you via phone and email, and will update our Santas Facebook event pages to communicate with you.  

Santas on the Run, North Somerset 

Santas on the Run, The Eden Project 


If you are concerned that this might happen, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer help and guidance. Give your local community fundraiser a call and we'll try and help you avoid this. Our fundraising ideas page and your fundraising pack will give you lots of great ideas on how to reach your target.

Yes – if you pay UK income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount we can claim back from HMRC.  Find out more about Gift Aid.

You will need to make your own travel arrangements to get to registration at the start on Friday morning and to travel home from the finish on Sunday. 

Yes- we ask you register yourself and the members of your group who are taking part as we are limiting places at the event venues. Only children aged 5 and over can take part in this event. We are not accepting on-the-day sign-ups. Register early for a discount on our full-price tickets.

Your luggage will be transferred between each hotel across the 3 days. We ask you bring no more than 1 overnight bag and 1 day bay. You will be provided with luggage labels for each. 

You can defer marathon, half marathon and 10K places to next year for an admin fee of £5. Please call 01271 325 270.

However, individuals can not transfer to another CHSW event or transfer their place to another runner.