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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

Based on the 2022/2023 financial year, the odds of winning the guaranteed weekly 1st prize of £1,000 is 1 in 16,629. The chances of winning any of the other 14 prizes is 1 in 1,187.

Please call 01271 313 311, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm. At all other times please leave a message on our answerphone or complete our online enquiry form.

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

If you are interested in being part of our team check out our job and volunteering page for more information. You can apply by downloading an application form from our website.

Unfortunately, we're only a small team and can't get to every event our supporters take part in. If we're attending the event, we'll let you know where we'll be on the day, six weeks before event day. Your friends and family are welcome to join us! 

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

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

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

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.

Unfortunately, some emails can end up in your junk box - please check this first. 

If you still have not received either your confirmation email or welcome information email, please contact our event fundraisers:  

If you sign up over the weekend, please note you won't receive your welcome information email until the Monday morning.  

Of course! Please call your local hospice and your local area fundraiser will support you.  

Little Bridge House - 01271 325 270  

Little Harbour - 01726 871 800  

Charlton Farm -  01275 866 600  

No. Rainbow Run is all about having fun. you can run, walk, jog or skip - there are no prizes for being first across the finish line.  

Our overseas adventures are all run by tour operators on our behalf, as the tour operators have the experience, insurance and ATOL protection necessary to run these kinds of challenges. Therefore, registration fees should be sent directly to the appropriate tour operator when you complete your booking form. 

Please note also, that the terms and conditions of your booking are with the tour operator rather than with Children’s Hospice South West - we will only stipulate fundraising terms and conditions, and do not have any control over insurance, travel arrangements or anything else to do with

With our college partner we are able to offer NVQ units in Retail Skills and Customer Service through our shops. Contact your local CHSW shop manager or find out about NVQs at CHSW Shops.

Payroll giving is a tax efficient and easy way to support us. You choose the amount you'd like to donate and then each payday, your gift will be deducted automatically from your gross salary (after National Insurance but before tax).  This means the tax you would have paid on your donation is also given to Children's Hospice South West.

It’s very easy to arrange. Email your local corporate fundraiser and we'll make sure that your company operates a scheme that allows you to give to us straight from your pay. We can then notify your Payroll Department that you would like to set up a regular

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 contact the Lottery Team 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.

In the unlikely event that CHSW has to cancel the event, all participants will be contacted about a registration fee refund and any sponsorship money received by CHSW can be refunded on the request of the sponsor. 

Thank you so much for raising money for Children’s Hospice South West, we really appreciate your support! Please send us a cheque made payable to CHSW to: Children’s Hospice South West, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ.

It would be great if you could also let us know how you raised the money (and be sure to include your name and address so that we can send you a thank you letter!).

Unfortunately, some emails can end up in your junk box - please check this first. 

If you still have not received either your confirmation email or welcome information email, please contact our event fundraisers:  

If you sign up over the weekend, please note you won't receive your welcome information email until the Monday morning.  

Yes other users will be able to follow comments you make on other stories.

We would always advise that you order using credit/debit card or Paypal via our secure website, as prices and stock availability may change in the time it takes for us to receive and clear funds from your cheque. If cheque or postal order is your only method of payment however we would be delighted to accept your order.

Please ensure order requests contain your full name, delivery address and a contact telephone number in case there are any problems fulfilling your order, and send this along with a cheque made payable to Children's Hospice South West to the following address:  CHSW, Little

It's really easy to pay in your fundraising money.  Visit the Cook Eat Give webpage for information on all the ways you can pay in your money.

Please make sure you donate via the Cook Eat Give donation form and not to the main donation page.  This helps us keep track of our campaign and how much money we've raised.  Please feel free to copy and paste this link to your guests in an email for ease: [insert link here to the CEG donation page].

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

There are lots of ways to pay in your sponsorship.  

Please bring with you your coin collection and gingerbread coin collection houses on the day to hand in at registration. Please make sure you write your names on these so that we know who the money has come from, and we can allocate it to your fundraising total. 

We recommend you don't send in cash through the post.  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

Yes – Please email Kate if you would like to help with this 

Times will be confirmed leading up to event day. 

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 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 telephone 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 here.

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.