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Mark attempts Guinness World Record in support of CHSW


Not content with walking 138 miles non-stop in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) in 2017, long term supporter of the charity, Mark Edwards, new fundraising challenge is attempting an official 50 hour non-stop bass guitar playing Guinness World Record bid!

The current record is 40 hours and Mark’s attempt to set a new World Record will take place over the Easter weekend at the Fairway Buoy in Westward Ho! Mark will have to play recognised songs non-stop to a ‘reasonable standard’, and the event must be filmed throughout.

Beat the Blues with a little self love

massage and relax

The festive season come down can take its toll and often people try to do too much, too soon, in the way of transforming their lives. The best time to detox, diet or try out a new lifestyle isn't the coldest, darkest, longest month, but in Spring time, so keep those New Year's resolutions safe until then.

In the meantime, some simple self massage techniques along with exercise and winter warmers of the non-alcoholic sort, are the best way to show your body and mind some self love.

Tips on running in the winter by Hannah Lees

Running in Winter

Running in the winter… brrrrrr! On a grey day with a biting wind heading out for a run is sometimes the last thing you want to do. But if you’re training for a spring half or marathon how can you get out and get the miles in? I asked my running group, many of whom are training for the 2018 Bath Half, for their thoughts on winter running and they had plenty to say!

3 Peaks Complete

3 Peaks Challenge Cheque presentation photo

A team of 21, including 14 employees from Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske (RCHT) X-Ray Department and 7 friends and family, embarked on the Three Peaks Challenge last year raising funds for Fistral Children’s Ward at RCHT and Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

A total of £6034.32 was raised which will be split evenly between the two causes.

Passionate CHSW supporters take on the London Marathon for CHSW


Two supporters of Children's Hospice South West are taking on the London Marathon this year in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) – and for both it’s their first ever marathon!
Emma Smale, aged 33 from Bideford used CHSW’s Little Bridge House hospice in Fremington for support and care with her daughter Imogen before her death in March 2016.  Emma wanted to give something back to the hospice for the help it had given her and her family, and decided to aim big by applying for one of the charity’s places at this legendary event.

Ever wondered what it's like to volunteer?

CHSW Volunteers

Join us 1 - 7 February 2018, at your local Children's Hospice South West shop, for an informal chat about what it is like when you volunteer in our friendly shop team.

We rely on our army of superb shop volunteers who help us run our 32 shops and raise much needed funds to support our three children's hospices. But with more volunteers we can do even more together!

Clever HR announce its Charity of the Year

Clever HR supports CHSW

Yate-based Recruitment and Human Resource’s Consultation company, Clever HR, is supporting Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its charity of the year, with lots of events planned throughout 2018.

James Rendell, Clever HR’s Managing Director, said ‘Clever HR is thrilled to support Children’s Hospice South West. The service provided to families across the South West is remarkable and we look forward to taking part in a number of fundraisers throughout the year.’