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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 problem. Please email Kiley and she will support you with any queries or help you need.

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.

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

Yes, you can. You can give make a donation online.

You can also call us on 01271 325 270 to donate using a credit or debit card.

Absolutely. Getting your company involved in fundraising is a brilliant way to motivate your workforce as staff members across all levels can work towards a common positive goal. CHSW runs a very successful Charity of the Year (COTY) programme, as well as a Give as You Earn scheme

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. 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! 

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. 

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. 

Please ensure you know where Cantonteign Falls is located. The address is: Christow, Exeter, EX6 7RH. Please be aware that Sat Navs have been known to direct people to the wrong destination with the post code.

 

The CHSW website uses an external service called Disqus for the technical management and publication of comments.

Disqus is a web discussion platform with Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality. The Disqus service bears sole responsibility for identifying users and publishing comments.  

For more information concerning the Disqus service’s terms of use (including the policies and procedures regarding the collection of users’ personally identifiable data), please read their privacy policy.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Your accommodation for Thursday night is not included in the registration fee.

Participants who register are not obliged to raise sponsorship, however this will not qualify you to receive one of our bespoke 30th anniversary medals. Alternatively, you can make a donation of the suggested minimum £30 when you register online.  

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.

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.

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.  

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.

If you have not done any exercise for some time we recommend you visit your doctor before starting your training. Our tour operators provide training guidelines when you sign up.

Yes! Please join the Facebook event page and share your fun 90s photos and experiences for everyone to see.

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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).

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

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.

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.

Unfortunately you can not turn up on the evening in Falmouth you have registered for a free virtual ticket place.

For health and safety reasons, only registrants who have been sent their walker number and registered for one of our 300 spaces will be able to join us on the evening. If you've decided you would now like to join the in person event, please re-register with the relevant ticket on our website. 

Volunteering with Children's Hospice South West is a great way to:

  • boost your CV
  • learn new skills and put existing talents to use
  • get involved in your local community
  • make a difference to someone's quality of life
  • increase your confidence and self-esteem
  • meet new people

We’ll do our best to let you get involved as much as you'd like, and hope you have fun along the way!

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

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. 

Absolutely. Getting your company involved in fundraising is a brilliant way to motivate your workforce as staff members across all levels can work towards a common positive goal. CHSW runs a very successful Charity of the Year (COTY) programme, as well as a Give as You Earn scheme

The prize fund for each weekly draw is £1,425. This is made up of 14 guaranteed prizes totalling £1,225 and a £200 rollover prize which if not won, roll over to the next draw.

The guaranteed weekly prizes are first prize: £1,000, second prize: Bonus Rollover which could reach £10,000, third prize: £100, 2 prize of £25, 5 prizes of £10 and 5 prizes of £5

This isn't a race and is more about having fun than setting a personal best. Take your time and enjoy the surprizes 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! 

We will provide any training that is necessary.

There will be substantial parking at the event on grass. Please car share where possible to reduce the amount of traffic in and out of the park and estate. 

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.

Yes you can!  Just take a look at our YouTube channel where you'll find lots of short films to help you highlight and promote our work and your fundraising.

We have eight specially adapted bedrooms at both Little Bridge House in Devon, and Charlton Farm in Bristol. At Little Harbour in Cornwall there are six, which are used for respite breaks.

At each hopsice we keep one of these bedrooms free for emergency or end of life care.

Unfortunately your place cannot be transferred. Places are also non-refundable, this is in line with our event Terms and Conditions, however your fee will be used to enable the hospice to care for families. If you can’t now take part, please let us know.

Santas on the Run Goes Freestyle is a fun 2k run, walk, or jog at either the Eden Project in Cornwall, RHS Rosemoor in Devon, Ashton Gate in Bristol or alternatively you can choose to create your own 2k  route and take part virtually. This year we will not be providing Santa suits but we are letting you decide if you want to twinkle in tinsel, rock it like Rudolph or sleigh it like Santa - dress up in your festive gear and complete a challenge of your choice all whilst raising seasonal smiles for children and families that are supported by our three hospices. 

Create your own festive route and walk, jog, run or even cycle your way around dressed in festive gear in the most inventive way you can. See the full list of ideas.

Yes.  We ask you register yourself  and the members of your group so we know who is taking part and you'll receive all the support and information you need. Please sign up for the location and wave time you would like to attend or sign up for free if you are taking part virtually. 

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.

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.

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

Absolutely!  Please email Jayne nd we can send these out to you. Just let us know how many you require!  

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.

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.

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.

It's not a race! The route will approximately take 1.5 hours to 2 hours to complete. There will be front walking marshals that will set the pace but they must not be passed by any participants for strict health and safety reasons.

We will provide you with a kit list when you sign up.

No, all registrations are non-refundable.

If you normally make donations via CAF, tax has already been reclaimed. However, please fill in the declaration anyway so that any separate donations you might make are tax effective as well.

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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.

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

The CHSW Raffle full terms and conditions are available here. The purpose of which are to ensure you are informed about the terms and conditions of entering the CHSW Raffle, and to promote social responsibility in gambling

Your registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event, a festive treat and medal. Your entry fee for our Eden and RHS Rosemoor Santa Runs also gives you a full festive day out at the venue for the rest of the day and you don't need to pay any additional entry charges! 

 As we're not providing Santa suits this year, we have reduced the entry fee price from previous years. 

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. The suggested sponsorship is £15 per person and £60 per family.

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.

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.

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

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.

The CHSW lottery is a weekly draw so there are 52 draws per year, £52 divided by 12 months gives equal monthly payments of £4.34

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

This will depend on the role you are taking on, but most volunteers will be asked for at least two reliable references. For certain roles that involve working on our hospice sites you will need a DBS check (formerly CRB), which we will organise for you.

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! 

You can download a sponsor form from our fundraising tools page.

Each of our hospices has a special room called ‘Starborn’ in which, after a child has died, they can be laid for up to seven days. Starborn is kept at a regulated temperature where the appropriate measures are taken to prepare the body for the funeral. This allows families to be in an environment where they can say goodbye to their child properly, surrounded by loved ones, with support from members of the care team who have looked after their much loved child during their stays.

Each participant will have to wear a wetsuit and will need to bring suitable swimwear to wear underneath. Appropriate footwear, trainers or walking boots are best, no heels, flip flops  or sandals. You will need a towel, warm clothes and water proofs for after your abseil. Long hair should be tied back and you should remove any dangly earrings/necklaces etc. Glass retainers should be worn if there is any risk of them falling off.  Any medication that you need, food and water and a camera for taking photos!