Donate Refer

The process is simple. All you need to do is download and complete our Gift Aid Declaration Form

If you are donating online, just tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form.  If you make a donation to a CHSW shop, there is a simple form to complete and sign.

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

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.

Explain to potential supporters that you are taking part in a challenge (similar to a marathon or any other sponsored event) and that it will require dedication, commitment and training to raise money and to complete the trip.  The more you talk about the charity, the more they will realise how important your hard work is. You could always choose to pay towards the costs of the event yourself, so you can reassure your sponsors that 100% of their donation will benefit Children’s Hospice South West.

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.

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 5.00pm)
Write to us at: Children's Hospice South West, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ

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

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.

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

The cost of each CHSW Raffle ticket is £1. Each ticket has a unique number. There is a minimum purchase of five (5) tickets and a maximum of 100 tickets per CHSW Raffle. You can enter online here.

Just email Jayne and she will help you with any questions you have! 

A residuary legacy is the gift of the remainder of your estate (or a percentage of the remainder) after all other gifts to friends and family have been distributed and all outgoings have been dealt with.

A residuary legacy is especially valuable to CHSW because the growing value of your assets protects it against inflation.

A pecuniary legacy is a fixed sum of money that tends to decrease in value over time because of inflation. For example, a legacy of £1,000 written into a Will in 1980 would now be worth less than £380. However, it is possible to index-link a pecuniary legacy, to ensure that the legacy maintains its intended value.

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.

For further information about Gift Aid, please see the HM Revenue & Customs website or the Institute of Fundraising website. Alternatively, contact your local Tax Office.  Read our Gift Aid explained page.

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.

Only persons aged 18 years or over and resident in Great Britain are eligible to enter the CHSW Raffle including CHSW staff and their families. However CHSW staff who are directly involved with running the CHSW Raffle and CHSW Directors are not eligible to enter. 

Our volunteering opportunities don't require a formal interview. We will ask you to complete a volunteer registration form to find out more about you. An informal meet and greet session will then be arranged. This gives us an opportunity to tell you more about our work and role, and to learn about your interests and skills.

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! 

Santas on the Run Bristol 

1.00pm.

Santas on the Run Eden Project 

11.00am and 2.00pm 

Santas on the Run RHS Rosemoor

12.30pm


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.

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.

Children and families across the south west of England can be referred to CHSW.  We support more than 500 families at our three hospices across the whole region.

At the finish line we will have cleaning stations with soft brushes so that you can give yourself a good dusting off to remove most of the powder. You won’t be 100% clean but you will be able to remove most of the paint.

We recommend that you leave a towel in your car to cover your seat or spare clothes to put on top of your running gear to ensure you get as little paint as possible on your seat.

CHSW cannot be held responsible for any damage or paint getting on participants vehicles, public transport or private property.

Yes - please register yourself and anyone else joining you, so we know who is taking part and you receive all the support and information you need.

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

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.

I love the outdoors and grew up playing in the country side so for me setting up an outdoor company just seemed right. My favourite moments include being featured on BBC's 'Coast' program climbing and presenting. Another great achievement was launching the Geneva Motor Show for Jaguar/Land Rover in 2014, a very exciting project. There is more information about what I do on my website at DaveTalbot.net.

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

Yes, we can.  Everytime we sell something that you have donated we can raise 25% more from the government through Gift Aid - at no extra cost to you.

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.

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.

If you opt for the minimum sponsorship method of payment, about half of the sponsorship target will be used to pay the costs of the trip, although this varies slightly for each event. If you opt for the self-funder method of payment, 100% of your fundraising will go towards Children’s Hospice South West.

Your deposit is not included towards the sponsorship target, but does go towards covering the challenge costs.

The CHSW Lottery full terms and conditions are available here. The purpose of these rules is to ensure you are informed about terms of playing our lottery, and to promote social responsibility gambling.

We offer a range of fun and innovative volunteering opportunities to all of our corporate partners.

If you would like to find out more about corporate volunteering at work we'd love to hear from you.  Drop us an email and we'll be in touch shortly.

The minimum age to take part in this event is 14 however children aged between 14-17 can only take part if accompanied by a participating adult who is 18 or over.

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! 

Raffle tickets are drawn randomly on the date of the draw, once a ticket 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 the tickets drawn from first prize to third prize.

Rainbow Run is a traditionally a 5k fun run event with a difference! There’s no prizes, this event is all about making memories with your friends and family whilst raising money for Children's Hospice South West. However you can choose to complete 5k or a distance of your choice! 
  
Create your own route you can walk, jog, run or even skip your way around dressed in bright colours or any other inventive way you can. 

Rainbow Run ideas
 

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%.

You are signing up to complete your own DIY virtual fundraising event, so the challenge can be as long or short as you wish.

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.

Make a donation.

Yes. All you have to do to stop or change your donation is to directly notify your payroll department.

Unfortunately we cannot claim Gift Aid on funds raised through the lottery.

Consideration will be given to short term work experience placements at your local CHSW shop but levels of work cannot always be guaranteed. If you are interested in arranging a placement or having a placement yourself please complete the enquiry form on our contact us page.

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. 

Santas on the Run Bristol

No parking available

Santas on the Run Eden Project

Parking available.

Santas on the Run RHS Rosemoor

Parking available.

 

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.

Most referrals come from health or social care professionals, but anyone can refer a child or young person.

You will leave Rainbow Run looking very colourful, and we recommend a few showers to rinse off the paint. If you have stubborn colours in your hair washing up liquid works a treat to rid the colours. If your hair is very light, or colour treated, you may wish to wear a hat or headscarf to minimise the paint contact.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

  • Return flights
  • All travel arrangements on the event
  • Accommodation as stated on the challenge itinerary
  • All food and refreshments on the event
  • Camping equipment (where applicable) excluding sleeping bags
  • Guiding team and medical provision
  • Transport of your luggage between camps/accommodation

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

Our team of dedicated volunteers help run our charity shops across the South West, both behind the scenes and on the shop floor. Our retail roles consist of:

  • Welcoming customers to the shop, advising and helping them
  • Promoting Gift Aid
  • Supporting other volunteers
  • Serving customers at the till
  • Dealing with stock donations
  • Stock preparation, sorting, steaming and pricing
  • Replenishment of stock on the shop floor
  • Visual merchandising - creating windows and displays
  • Administrative tasks such as stocktaking
  • Van drivers' mate - on the road helping our van drivers
  • Researching items for ebay

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

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.

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!

In the 2019/20 financial year net proceeds from the CHSW Raffle were £34,379, raising a minimum of 79p in every £1 directly for CHSW and the care it provides. The remaining 21p split between expenses (6p in every £1) and prizes (15p in every £1).

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. 
 

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.

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.

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.

Based on 2019/20 financial year, the likelihood of winning the guaranteed weekly First Prize of £1,000 is one in 13,414. The chances of winning any of the other 13 prizes in a draw is one in 958.

Yes. Many of our volunteers work full time. We aim to provide flexible roles which can be carried out around your other commitments, be they work, family or leisure.

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. 

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.

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.

Once all the information available is reviewed, a decision will be made about the appropriateness of hospice care for the child and family. The family and the involved professionals will be informed of this decision without delay. A typical period for completion of this referral process is approximately six weeks.  To make a referral please click here.

CHSW will have photographers taking photos on the day and filming the rainbow craziness. If you want to get shots right in the midst of the action we recommend covering cameras/phones with plastic wrap or bringing a disposable camera.

As registration is free, we will be sending a 30th anniversary commemorative medal to each person in your group who raises the suggested minimum sponsorship of £15. Visit our fundraising ideas section with lots of 30th anniversary and Rainbow sponsorship ideas

Fundraising ideas

 

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.

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. 

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.

The ride is designed to offer a challenge to cyclists of all abilities. You will need a good level of fitness in time for the event, each day you will cycle between 60 to 90 miles incorporating several hills. As long as you start training early enough, even new cyclists can take part. Our training plan offers you some ideas to be event ready. You can also download the route and incorporate some of the local sections in your training plan.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

When you have completed your registration and paid your deposit, you will receive an event pack that will detail exactly what is involved in signing up to the trip, for example:

  • Your spending money
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Payments for visas
  • Vaccinations and medical forms (where required)
  • Airport taxes where applicable
  • Optional tours and meals on your free day
  • Personal items from the kit list
  • A tip for the local guides and porters
  • Your travel to and from the UK departure airport

The Incredible Hike As You Like is a virtual event where you can complete a hiking challenge of your choice, whilst raising smiles for children and families that are supported by our three hospices.

Whether you are looking for a scenic stroll with beautiful views, or a challenge like no other, hiking in the South West provides a wonderfully dramatic and stunning backdrop.
You may not need to venture very far to find your nearest green (or blue) space, so step outside your front door, head for your local park, canal, lake or coast.

To inspire you, we have put together 30 “Incredible Hike as you Like” ideas…. 30 beautiful routes across the South West, to celebrate our 30th year. Choose one, or take on all 30, its entirely up to you.

View our 30 hike ideas

 

We rely on the support of volunteers across all departments. From covering reception to serving refreshments in our hospices and helping in our shops, our volunteers enable us to raise funds and deliver our services. You can find available opportunities on our volunteering opportunities page.

Opportunities include:

  • administration
  • shops
  • catering/housekeeping
  • complementary therapies
  • creative art activities
  • driving
  • events and fundraising
  • flower arranging and gardening
  • maintenance/decorating
  • public speaking/ambassador
  • reception
  • telephone support

Hartland Quay Hotel, Stoke, EX39 6DU.

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.

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

If you have any concerns, 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. All complaints and disputes will be dealt with in accordance with the Complaints Policy.

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

We would like to know who our generous supporters are. It gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the important decision you have made. Letting us know also helps us to plan for the future and keep you informed about our ongoing work.