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Thrill seeking grandad buckles up for racing car challenge

07 May 2024 CHSW Fundraising

A thrill-seeking grandfather is taking on the challenge of driving high performance cars at 'breakneck speeds' to raise money for a children’s hospice he has supported for over three decades.

Pete Ridler is preparing to buckle up for his 'Fast Car Challenge', getting behind the wheel of a series of high performing motors at Thruxton Race Circuit in June to raise money for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

Meet the dedicated volunteers who've raised £406,000 for CHSW

29 April 2024 CHSW Fundraising

It started as a small Christmas lights display at the home of Bridgwater couple Gill Brown and Stu Thorne.

But what began as a festive treat for family and friends was the catalyst for the formation of a dedicated group of volunteers all wanting to raise money for a good cause.

And whereas the Bridgwater Friends Group of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) may have started from humble beginnings, over the last 18 years the band of determined volunteers has raised more than £406,000 for the charity.

How birds and bugs are helping raise money for hospice

29 April 2024 CHSW Fundraising

A retired lecturer who found himself with time on his hands has kept himself busy building birdboxes – and they are ‘flying’ off the shelves.

Steve Kerner, 80, from Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, started his hobby building bird boxes in the workshop at his home 18 months ago, with all the proceeds going to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Steve sells the birdboxes at craft fairs as well as his village community shop and they are now also stocked at the CHSW shop in Yate.

So far Steve’s handiwork has raised an incredible £2000 for CHSW.

Colleagues to run Bristol Half Marathon in full PPE for hospice

19 April 2024 chsw Fundraising

Two work colleagues are to run the Bristol Half Marathon dressed in full PPE to raise money for the charity their business has adopted as its cause of the year.

Jake Humphries and Chris Rodgers, both who work for high voltage electrical contracting business Ethical Power, are to take on the Bristol Half Marathon on 19 May to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW)

Bristol's own 'Famous Five' to take on hospice walking challenge

10 April 2024 chsw Fundraising

A group of friends nicknamed Bristol’s very own ‘Famous Five’ are off on an adventure along the coast – to raise money for Children's Hospice South West.

Claire Lawes, Beverley Wallace, Angela Norman, Julie Leyshon and Julie Burley are packing their rucksacks ready for their ‘5 ladies, 5 days and 50 miles’ challenge.

Local Cornish runner raises over £21,000 for children’s hospice

08 April 2024 chsw Fundraising

44 year old Steve Heller from Camborne has run a series of marathons for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Steve’s running journey began 15 years ago after quitting alcohol, and since 2018 he has run various marathons and ultra-marathons for the charity, starting with the Eden Project marathon in 2018.

Steve has run 5 ultra-marathons, and also set himself personal challenges. He even ran 50km where he broke his wrist, and ran the last 8km with it tucked into his vest.

Proud son runs marathon after being inspired by CHSW nurse mum

08 April 2024 CHSW Fundraising

A ‘proud son’ is to run the world-famous London Marathon for Children’s Hospice South West – after being inspired by the work his mum does for the charity.

Tobias Maltman, 27, is to join thousands of other runners as they pound the streets of the capital on April 21.

Chartered surveyor Tobias started running during the covid pandemic and his 26-mile challenge around London will be his first ever marathon.