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The CHSW logo is a registered trademark and can only be used within certain guidelines, so please contact us on marketing@chsw.org.uk before you use it on your printed materials. We have a specific version of the logo that we give to our supporters and we can supply it in whichever format you need.

Remember we can also provide posters with space to write your event details.

Please note that all images are usually copyrighted by their owners and you either require permission or must pay a fee to the image owner. Please ask us for images if you want to create a bespoke event poster and please do not "borrow" them from the internet or any other source without seeking the relevant permission from the owner.

Charity statement

Your printed materials/websites should include the statement:

‘All proceeds from the event will go to Children's Hospice South West’
The Children's Hospice South West registered charity number must also appear on all printed materials. This can be in small print and must appear as follows: ‘CHSW is registered charity no 1003314'.

Once you have registered for an event, we'll send you a fundraising pack with lots of tips and advice on fundraising.  In the run up to your event we will also send you useful e-newsletters about what to expect, as well as training and fundraising advice.  If you need any further help you can always contact our events team who will be happy to help.

If you now can’t take part, please let us know by contacting zoe.miles@chsw.org.uk or calling 01271 325 270.

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of every event, none of which could be staged without their hard work and dedication. We have a whole host of events to choose from with roles which include marshalling, cheer points, helping with refreshments, photograpy, setting up and clearing down.

Yes! You can buy our selection of Christmas cards, calendars and diaries in our online shop.

Christmas cards and goods are also sold in all of our shops and in our Hospice reception areas.

We recommend you dress up warm with a coat and comfortable trainers. Previous participants can wear one of their old Memory Walk T– shirts or collect a new one on the evening. Fancy dress is very much encouraged and will also be available to buy on the evening.

The minimum age is 16 years and there is no upper age limit.  If you are aged under 18 you must obtain parental consent using BPA form 106.

All participants should carefully read the declaration of fitness form 115A.  It may be necessary to consult your GP and ask them to sign and stamp form 115B.

The standard upper weight limit is 15 stone / 95 kilos fully clothed.  Please call Skydive Buzz if you are between 15 and 18 stone.

All forms can be downloaded from the Skydive Buzz website.

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.

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.

Please email enquiries@chsw.org.uk or call us on 01271 325 270.  Tell us your name and the time, date and value of your donation, and we’ll be able to help. 

Whilst it's called Santas on the Run, you don’t have to run! You can jog, walk or even skip your way to the finish line - so please go with what you are most comfortable with. 

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing suitable for running in under your Santa suit with a well-fitting pair of trainers.

We would be delighted, as long as they are over 16 years of age. It is illegal to sell raffle tickets to children under the age of 16, and for people under 16 to sell raffle tickets.

For CHSW raffle rules, read our terms and conditions.

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.

We suggest all Rainbow Runners wear sunglasses to prevent paint drifting into your eyes. It is the adult's responsibility to ensure children in their group wear sunglasses during the event.

We will have sunglasses for sale on the day for £2.

There is no minimum or maximum limit.

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.

There’s no need for you to do a thing.  If you are one of the lucky winners, we will send your winning cheque to you by post.

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.

No. In most instances your comments should appear on the site shortly after you submit the comment. As part of the moderation process certain words are prohibited and will result in a comment being flagged for review prior to appearing on the site. The use of hyperlinks will also result in a comment being flagged for review prior to appearing on the site. In addition, if a comment is flagged by the community it may be removed from the site. CHSW reserves the right to remove any comment at anytime.

As all teenagers wish to be independent, the hospice also holds teenage focused weekends, giving them the opportunity to come and stay without their families. 

Three different weekends are arranged each year, plus one sensory teenage week. The weekends are often themed to suit varied interests including pamper days, cars and games.

It gives the teenagers the chance to socialise with others and time to talk about their experiences.

Unfortunately, your place is non-transferable and non-refundable. If you cannot now take part please let us know.

I have been working in the outdoor industry for 15 years and hold the highest level of qualification in the UK for working with people when rock climbing and abseiling (AMI - Association of Mountaineering Instructors). I also hold industrial rope access qualifications to go along side of this.

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.

Own place refers to a runner obtaining their own place in an event (eg. purchasing your race place directly with the race organisers). And of course we would love you to use your place to run for CHSW.

A corporate partnership with CHSW will bring invaluable benefits to your business and your employees. There are lots of ways to support our vital work with life-limited children and their families.

  • For the 500m you will need to be aged between 12 – 16
  • For the 1000m you will need to be a minimum age of 14

Each participant will have to wear a wetsuit so must bring swimwear to wear underneath. Appropriate footwear such as trainers are required and avoid heels, slip ons and flip flops. You will need a towel and long hair should be tied back and you should remove or cover any earrings/necklaces etc. Safety Helmet, Wetsuit & Buoyancy Aid are provided.

We are always looking for keen volunteers to help with a range of tasks, without whom we could not successfully fundraise to support our work across the South West.

We take all major debit and credit cards except American Express, and online orders can also use PayPal.

Unfortunately we are unable to transfer your place, and registration fees are non-refundable.*

*Should the event date be changed; your registration will be automatically transferred to the new date, or a refund offered on request. If you are unable to take part due to extenuating circumstances, on authorisation by the Fundraising Manager, CHSW will refund any monies relating to your registration fee, after a deduction of a £5 admin fee. Any documentation sent to you (i.e. running number) must be returned before the refund is processed.

In the unlikely event that CHSW has to cancel the event, all participants will automatically be refunded their registration fees, and any sponsorship money received by CHSW can be refunded on the request of the sponsor.

A tandem skydive is an easy and enjoyable way to experience the thrills of skydiving.  Once aboard the aircraft, you will be securely harnessed to your Instructor as you ride up to your chosen altitude.  The aircraft takes approximately 10 minutes to climb to 15,000ft, giving you time to take in the views.  Once at altitude, you will get the green light for GO! 

During freefall, you will experience speeds of approximately 120mph for up to a minute, falling around 2 miles.  As the canopy opens, you will be aware of the sudden tranquillity as your speed dramatically decreases.  This allows you to talk with your Instructor, take in the expansive scenery during the 5 minute parachute ride, and land safely after helping your Instructor to steer the parachute around the sky before gliding back to the airfield.

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.

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 can set up a regular gift online.  If you have any problems please call us on 01271 325 270.

Your registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event and includes a full Santa suit and a medal to say thank you for taking part. As this is a sponsored event we ask that you try to raise sponsorship to support the vital care Children’s Hospice South West provides.

Sell as many as you can and then return the ones you haven't, together with the money and stubs from the ones you have sold.

For CHSW raffle rules, read our terms and conditions.

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.

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

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.

We are almost entirely reliant on voluntary income to safeguard our vital services into the future. By taking part in our weekly lottery and annual raffles you are helping us continue to make the most of short and precious lives.

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.

You have the option to stay with your child or the opportunity to leave your child at the hospice whilst going away for a break.

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at this event due to the fact it takes in part of the hospice grounds where children may be present.

I have run eight abseils at Canonteign Falls in previous years and the event is always a great success with every abseiler succeeding and having a great time.  It's such a unique abseil down England's highest waterfall, in such a beautiful setting - it's definitely an experience to remember even if you have abseiled many times. 

To simplify matters for both you and CHSW, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible.

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

To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without these details we legally can't claim Gift Aid - so be strict with your supporters!

Approximately two weeks before the event.

You will need to bring suitable swimwear to wear underneath a wetsuit. Appropriate footwear, trainers or walking boots are best, no heels, flip flops or sandals. You will need a towel and warm clothes for after the course. Long hair should be tied back and you should remove or cover any earrings/necklaces etc. Remember any medication that you need, and a camera for taking photos!

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

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 Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ.

The current selling price of items will be applied to your order based on the date payment is received.

Unfortunately, if the back marshal has already left the Moor you will be unable to take part in the walk for health and safety reasons. Please ensure you arrive by 9.15pm at the very latest to sign in and collect your t- shirt.

Skydive Buzz will advise you of your arrival time when you book your jump.

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.

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.

Yes, you can.  You can do this by donating online and entering the name of the person you’re giving in memory of in the ‘reason for donation’ field.

Or you can send a cheque payable to 'Children's Hospice South West' with a covering letter telling us who you're donating in honour of. 

After signing up you will be sent a confirmation email with details of all your registrants.   At a later date you’ll receive your fundraising pack in the post, this will contain your runner number and all the information you will need for the event. 

We also like to keep in touch via email, which will have fundraising hints and tips and occasionally any last minute information changes such as route changes so please provide a valid email address when signing up!

It's really easy. You will receive an addressed envelope which you can use to return the ticket stubs to us with a cheque or postal order. Please make sure that all of your ticket stubs are filled in correctly.

For CHSW raffle rules, read our terms and conditions.

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.

Rainbow Newquay

Car parking is available on site at RAF St Mawgan. As space is limited please car share with friends and family that are taking part.

Rainbow Exeter

Car parking is available on site at Westpoint Arena, as space is limited and considering our commitment to ‘Green Events’ please car share with friends and family that are taking part.

Rainbow Bristol

Yes, there will be plenty of parking available on the day. Parking will be located at the Showground, and you can access this at the entrance on Station Road. As we are trying to be as green as possible at our events, we recommend car sharing or using public transport, where possible.