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‘Exeter Seven’ raise thousands for children’s hospice during Jail & Bail fundraiser

The prisoners line up outside Exeter Castle. Picture: Barnett Photo Studio

A Devon County Councillor and six local businesspeople spent the day ‘behind bars’ at Exeter Castle to help raise thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West.

Bemused shoppers watched as Exmouth town crier Roger Bourgein led ‘The Exeter Seven’ along Exeter High Street to herald the start of the charity’s Jail and Bail fundraiser.

The ‘jailbirds’ were then hauled before a judge, charged with fictitious crimes, thrown in the slammer and tasked with raising bail for their release.

Firewalk coming to Plymouth next month

Kitley House - the venue for Firewalk Plymouth

There is less than one month to go before Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Firewalk at Kitley House Hotel near Plymouth.

Over 65 adrenaline junkies have already signed up to walk across hot coals at the Firewalk, all in the name of raising vital funds for the local children’s charity which runs Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell.

Staff from Barnstaple engineering firm saddle up for children’s hospice

The TT Electronics (from left) Shane Rice, Matt Green, Ben Morris, Kieran Hodge, Mark Lobato and Mark Chatburn present their fundraising cheque to CHSW corporate partnerships fundraiser Mhairi Bass-Carruthers

A team of amateur cyclists from TT Electronics in Barnstaple has handed over a huge fundraising cheque to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Six members of the Roundswell-based engineering firm have been pounding the pedals this year to raise £6,301.52 for the charity’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice in Fremington.

Raise Christmas cheer in your Santa gear at RHS Garden Rosemoor

On the start line at last year’s Santas on the Run event at RHS Garden Rosemoor. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Children’s Hospice South West’s spectacular Santas on the Run will be returning to RHS Garden Rosemoor this December.

More than 350 people took part in last year’s festive 2k fun run – the first of its kind held at the gardens near Great Torrington – and this year’s event on Sunday, December 8 is expected to be even bigger.