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Be Incredible for Local Children and Families

Be Incredible for local children and families

Children’s Hospice South West has launched a new fundraising appeal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The charity has had to cancel or postpone many of its fundraising events planned for the coming weeks and months and is looking to find alternative ways of raising the £11million-a-year it needs to run its three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall.

Bridgwater golfers club together for local children’s hospice

Wendy Walker and fellow members of the Enmore Park Golf Club Ladies’ Section present the fundraising to CHSW community fundraiser Laura Robertson

Female golfers at Bridgwater’s Enmore Park Golf Club have raised nearly £4,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The club’s outgoing ladies’ captain Wendy Walker chose to support CHSW as her charity of the year and money was raised at coffee mornings and ladies’ opens, as well as at a charity fun golf day.

Wendy, pictured presenting the fundraising cheque for £3,956.20 to CHSW community fundraiser Laura Robertson, also took part in a sponsored cycle, which was well supported by the ladies and other members of the club.

Jailbirds Raise Over £10,000 for CHSW

The final amount raised is announced

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) held its annual Jail and Bail fundraising event at Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth on Friday 13th March which raised an amazing £10,700.38 for the children’s charity.

7 local businesses took part in the event which involved individuals getting arrested and put on trial for fictitious crimes including telling bad jokes, dad dancing and excessive talking. 

Richard’s Wish charity funds quiet room refurb at Little Bridge House

Rachel Cridge and Henry Dunn present the £20,000 fundraising cheque to the team at Little Bridge House during their stay in December

A Devon charity set up in memory of a Dawlish teenager has donated £20,000 to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The money raised by supporters of Richard’s Wish has funded the refurbishment of one of the family rooms at CHSW’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice. It will also help fund bereavement and sibling support, and pay for equipment to support the fundraising team.

Masonic grant presented to Little Bridge House fundraising team

Charles Yelland and Clive Eden present the grant to CHSW fundraisers Emma Perry and Dominic Scotting

Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Bridge House hospice has been chosen to receive a grant of £940 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire Freemasons.

The grant comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) and will be used to help provide respite care and support for the children and their families at the hospice in Fremington, North Devon.

Contributions from Freemasons to hospices have exceeded £13million in England and Wales since 1984, with £600,000 given this year. Seven hospices in Devon received a share of £7,635.

Brixham charity shop celebrates five fantastic years

Staff and volunteers celebrate the Brixham’s shop’s fifth birthday

Staff, volunteers and customers at Children’s Hospice South West’s Brixham charity shop have been celebrating a successful first five years in the town.

The shop in Fore Street opened in February 2015 and has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to support local children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

More than 26,000 bags of donated goods have been sorted, with 54,000 pre-loved items given a new lease of life. Volunteers have donated nearly 26,000 hours to support the shop.

Children’s Hospice South West to open new charity shop in Exmouth

Children’s Hospice South West’s new Exmouth shop will be opened at 11am on April 9. Picture: Google

Children’s Hospice South West will be opening the charity's newest shop in Exmouth at 11am on April 9.

The town centre shop, based at 35 The Parade, next door to Iceland, will offer a range of goods, including women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as children’s toys and games and homewares.