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Tickets can be purchased online. Each raffle ticket costs £1 and there is a minimum purchase of five (5) tickets. Payment by debit card only.

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

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

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.

Writing a will is not as expensive as you might think. Solicitors can provide estimates on request, but the cost will depend on how complex your affairs are.

CHSW offer a Free Will Writing service to our supporters. Please visit our Free Will Writing service page to find out more.

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

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

All our services are completely free to families who are referred to us.

Participants who register are not obliged to raise sponsorship however this will not qualify you to receive one of our Santas on the Run goes freestyle medals. Alternatively, you can make a donation of the suggested sponsorship of £15 for each medal you would like a medal to be sent through to. Please make your donation via our online donation page marking it as your Santas on the Run goes freestyle donation.  

There will be separate medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for males and females for each distance and age group, with prizes for the overall winners at each distance.

There will be a perpetual trophy awarded to the school or swimming club for both the 500m & 1km swim. This will be awarded to the team that has the fastest three members cross the finish line. These teams can be mixed and aged up to 16 years.

Each swimmer will also receive a congratulations certificate at the finish line.

You can appoint whoever you like. Be sure to ask them first, as it can take a lot of time. You can also appoint a professional, like a solicitor or accountant, but your estate will need to pay their fees.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

No. 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.

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

Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim the tax on your donations. This means that every £10 donation you give under the Gift Aid scheme is worth £12.50 to CHSW - at no extra cost to 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 parent or guardian on the challenge who is of legal age, (18 years of age or older). The parent or guardian will have to complete the booking form for anyone who is under 18 at the time of booking and sign the following parental responsibility form.

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

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. 

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.

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

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.

GamCare is a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counselling to anyone affected by gambling. GamCare can be contacted on 0808 8020 133 (local call rate from the UK).

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

Yes we can. Every time we sell something belonging to you, we can raise 25% more from the government through Gift Aid - at no cost to you.

Find out more about Gift Aid.

If a role requires a specific commitment, we’ll always let you know first. Otherwise you can give us as much or as little time as you like.

A morning or an afternoon, whatever you can give we really appreicate. But if you only have an hour to spare, we'll be just as grateful.

10 miles taking between 5 to 8 hours.

There is no minimum or maximum limit.

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. 

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

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

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.

Of course you can. Your Will is your document and you can include, exclude, add or remove whoever you wish. If you change your mind or if your personal circumstances change, you are free to change your Will as many times as you wish. You don’t need to let us know either; it is entirely your choice.

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. 

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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.

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

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

500m

This is an inclusive event aimed at giving all people the opportunity to swim outdoors in the stunning location of Roadford Lake. To take part in the 500m you must be a competent swimmer and be able to swim 500m in a swimming pool in under 15 minutes.

1000m

This is an inclusive event aimed at giving all people the opportunity to swim outdoors in the stunning location of Roadford Lake. To take part in the 1000m you must be a competent swimmer and be able to swim 1000m in a swimming pool in under 30 minutes.

Yes, there are three types:

A Residuary Legacy is a percentage or share of the balance of your estate once all other payments and gifts have been made. A lot people prefer to give a residuary gift because it keeps in line with inflation and does not lose value over time.

A Pecuniary Legacy is a fixed amount of money.

A Specific Legacy can include specific items like personal possessions, land or shares.

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

You'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'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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!).

Group sizes range from 12 – 30 depending on the challenge. You will come across a wide mix of people on an event like this, and you are likely to make some life-long friends. All ages take part and from all backgrounds.

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.  

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. 

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.

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

You need to arrive between 7.00pm and 8.45pm at the latest to give you enough time to sign in, hand in your candle bag and collect your T-shirt. There will be music and entertainment throughout the evening. The memory ceremony will begin at 9.30pm prompt and the walk will leave The Moor at 10.00pm on the dot. 

GamCare is a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counselling to anyone affected by gambling. GamCare can be contacted on 0808 8020 133 (local call rate from the UK).

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

Set up a JustGiving page

CHSW and its recycling partners can help turn mobile phones, gadgets and computers into money - to go towards supporting our work.  Find out more on how and what to recycle with CHSW.

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

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

You can stop or change your donation at any time by informing your payroll department. If you're stopping your donation, it would be great if you could let us know too. 

If you change employer, you will need to check whether your new employer runs a Payroll Giving scheme.

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

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

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.

We understand that you may want to leave a gift to a project close to your heart - and you're entitled to do this. However, we encourage gifts left to us to be unrestricted. We're then free to use the money where it is most needed at the time.

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.

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

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

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

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

In the UK, inheritance tax is currently paid to the government at a rate of 40% if your estate is worth more than £325,000. However, the rate might be reduced to 36% if 10% or more of your estate is left to charity.

Most gifts left to Children's Hospice South West are exempt from inheritance tax because we are a charity. You can find out more by contacting HMRC or a solicitor.

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

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

All participants must be aged 18 or over, unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (a minimum age of 14 then applies). A teacher or youth leader acting in loco parentis is not adequate. The parent or legal guardian must complete a Parental Consent Form prior to the event and will need to remain within sight and earshot of the minor – this will normally mean that they need to be with the minor whilst they prepare and accompany their child as is reasonably practicable during their participation.

We recommend an upper age limit of 70 years for participation, and for any individuals to consult their Doctor if they have an concerns about their health or ability. 

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. 

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. 

A full kit list and advice on what else you should bring is available here.

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.

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!

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.

Required fitness levels depend on the trip you are taking part in and your current level of fitness. These trips are not targeted at experienced trekkers, so we will have people of all abilities on the event. We do advise that everyone should train for the event, as the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy yourself. We also advise people to go at their own pace on the event – it is not a race, and the idea is to enjoy yourself.

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

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. 

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

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 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.

It is important the CHSW Lottery and CHSW Raffles are a fun way to support CHSW, but that they never have a detrimental effect. CHSW is committed to ensuring the CHSW Lottery and Raffle are operated in a secure, fair and socially responsible way. For more information please read our Social responsibility in gambling Guide.

No, you can choose a different date, however please let your Area Fundraiser know your preferred date when they make contact so we can keep in touch with how the party plans are coming along.

Yes!

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 select regular donation the form will expand to provide the direct debit instructions to your bank.

Our hospice teams have engaging and challenging activities for corporate teams. If you're interested in volunteering in a group as part of your company's corporate social responsibility programme, please contact your local corporate fundraiser or complete our enquiry form.

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.

We're sorry you're not happy with the level of service you've received. 

As a member of the Fundraising Regulator, we always aim to provide the highest level of customer service to all of our supporters. 

We'd really like the opportunity to put things right. So here's what to do if you have a complaint about fundraising.

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.

No problem. Please email Kiley and she will support you with any queries or help you need.

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
Fremington
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 2PZ

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

You can choose to leave us a collection or a specific object for us to sell and use the proceeds to support our work. 

If you would like to leave a collection or a specific object to us, please do get in touch to let us know and we can talk about the options available. 

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

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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.

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

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