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CHSW Co-Founder and CEO announces retirement plans

23 May 2024 CHSW

Eddie Farwell, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), has announced his plans to retire within the next year.

After founding the charity with his late wife Jill in 1991, and following 20 years as Chief Executive, Eddie has decided that now is the right time to hand over the reins.

“It’s not been an easy decision” explains Eddie.  

Motorcyclist revs up for European bike challenge

20 June 2024 CHSW

A lifelong motorbike enthusiast is to get in the saddle to ride thousands of miles across Europe to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

Dan Diorazio, a fleet brand manager for Wessex Garages in Bristol, is to pull on his motorcycle boots to ride 2,800 miles from Bristol to Anzio in Italy.

Dan, 40, has been riding since he was a teenager and hopes to raise £500 from his challenge.

The dad of 2 will be making the ride on his BMW bike.

The CHSW charity shop which is a 'treasure trove' for Glastonbury Festival fans

19 June 2024 CHSW

The mystical town in Glastonbury on the Somerset Levels is largely known by people across the world for its famous music festival.

Each year the area sees more than 200,000 people descend on Worthy Farm in Pilton –  7 miles away from the town itself - for the musical extravaganza

But the quirky town, steeped in myth and legend and the reputed burial place of King Arthur, has lots more to offer than the music festival named after it.

Helston shop volunteer celebrates 90th Birthday

18 June 2024 CHSW

A Cornish lady who volunteers in Children's Hospice South West's (CHSW) Helston charity shop recently celebrated turning 90.

Peal from St Keverne drives to Helston 3 times a week for her 4 hour shifts.

She has volunteered for the charity for 8 and a half years, and is a friendly, familiar face for local shoppers.

Jerome Brown, Area Retail Manager for CHSW, presented Pearl with some flowers to celebrate her birthday.

Jerome said: "Pearl is an absolute superstar on the till and knows a lot of the regulars by name.

Quirky Somerset pub hosts summer solstice run

14 June 2024 CHSW

Bosses at a quaint Somerset pub are offering people a different way to celebrate the Summer Solstice – with a run across The Mendips.

The Queen Victoria Inn in Priddy is hosting its first Summer Solstice run on June 21 – the longest day of the year.

Runners will cover a file mile route, with all money raised going to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The run, which kicks off at 7pm, begins and ends at the pub and will be followed by live music from Ryan Haynes and a barbecue.

Caerhays Castle grounds to be transformed for summer fete on Father's Day

14 June 2024 The Voice

The grounds of Caerhays Castle are set to be transformed for a charity summer fete in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The event on Sunday, June 16, will be open from 10am to 4pm and will span several areas of the Caerhays grounds, including Castle Lawn, Castle Courtyard and Castle Field.

Caerhays Estate marketing manager Lucinda Rimmington said: “Join us for this very popular family fun day. This biennial event attracts visitors from across the county and beyond: the Caerhays Summer Fete is set to be one of the most popular events of the summer in Cornwall.