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.
Yes. If you receive an occupational pension and your pension provider deducts tax through the PAYE system, you are still eligible for the scheme. Simply ask your occupational pension provider to make a donation from your pension before tax has been deducted.
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.
The lottery terms and conditions are a list of rules we adhere to, to ensure you are completely clear about the terms of your entry of our lottery. You can find the terms and conditions on our website or you can telephone the lottery hotline on 08456 888 911.
Our lottery hotline is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.00am - 4.30pm. At all other times please leave a message on our answerphone.
You will leave Rainbow Run with skin of all colours, we recommend a few showers to rinse off the paint and if you have stubborn colours in your hair washing up liquid works a treat to rid the stubborn colours. If your hair is very light, or colour treated you may wish to wear a hat or headscarf to minimise the paint contact.
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Families are advised on how and when they are able to book hospice stays. In addition to planned respite nights, emergency stays can be arranged. These are organised on an “as needed” basis.
The way families use their respite stays is determined to suit their personal circumstances, we aim to be as flexible as possible in responding to needs. Some families prefer long visits while others might choose a weekend every few months. We hope each family would feel free to discuss their individual needs with us.
Check your registration documentation to find out what happens after your Bubble Rush event.
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.
Yes you can! There are two ways to do this, either by donating all of the money raised to us, or by donating proceeds or a percentage. Either way, please contact your local community fundraising team.
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.
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.
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
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!
On the reverse of your Walker ID you will have a telephone number to call for Walker Support or you can speak to your nearest marshal should you need assistance. We can arrange for our first aiders to come to you or, should you be unable to continue the walk, arrange for you to be brought to the finish.
Of course, we would love to welcome support for your team on the day. If you contact The Ultimate Adventure Centre in advance they can tell you of other activities available for the family throughout the day at additional cost.
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.
Dogs are welcome to join in with the festive fun. However, we don’t have canine Santa suits so feel free to get creative! All we ask is that you keep them on their tinsel covered leads at all times.
Unfortunately dogs cannot take part in our Eden Project Santas on the Run event. Dogs are allowed entry into the Eden Project but will need to remain with friends or family that are spectating during the race.
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.
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.
Cheques should be made payable to Children's Hospice South West and sent to us at:
Children's Hospice South West
Little Bridge House
Please note we do not recommend sending cash through the post.
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.
If you have any concerns, please get in touch with us at 08456 888 911. Our lottery hotline is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.00am - 4.30pm. At all other times please leave a message on our answerphone.
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.
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CHSW operates a Sibling Service at each hospice, providing dedicated support and care to the brothers and sisters of life-limited children.
During family stays, the siblings can spend as much or as little time as needed with a devoted sibling team. Contact is maintained with the siblings during their time at the hospice, between visits with newsletters, emails and days out and after their brother or sister’s death, for as long as they need.
If you run or dance long enough then you be dry in no time. There are not any changing facilities on site, but we recommend having a towel and change of clothes on hand before your journey home!