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#keepitlocal - Emma's story

Emma supports the #keepitlocal campaign

Emma Smale is supporting the #keepitlocal campaign for the local charities supported by this year’s Great West Run as she regularly runs in support of Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) in memory of her eldest daughter, Imogen who was supported by the charity before her death in 2016.

As Emma says:

Plymouth Businesses Join CHSW for Bubbles

Plymouth networking event

Ocean Studios at Royal William Yard in Plymouth was the venue for Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) networking event on Thursday 10th May.

The event was set up to give local business people the opportunity to network with each other while also finding out about the work the local children’s charity does in supporting children with life limiting or life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Business People Raise the Bail for CHSW

Prisoners get arrested at Jail and Bail

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) held its annual Jail and Bail fundraising event at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 27th April which raised an amazing £17,233 on the day with the total still climbing.

11 local business people took part in the event which involved individuals getting arrested and put on trial for fictitious crimes including murdering karaoke songs, excessive work socials and stealing everyone’s share of chocolates.

Stretch those aches away

Yoga at sunrise

By Abigail Park and Annie Johansen


Nothing beats a morning run in the sunshine. The mixture of endorphins and Vitamin D are a perfect blend to set you up for the day. But if you forget to stretch, then you're setting yourself up for an achy end to the day.

We work with a lot of runners in our line of work, with some preferring to stretch out with a relaxing yoga session and others preferring to have their tight muscles ironed back out with a massage. The one thing they all have in common is tight leg muscles.

Motivation: what happens after the big race?

Running shoe

By Hannah Lees

You’ve built up to it – trained for it, worked for it, longed for it for months. Finally the big day comes and it’s amazing and you feel huge emotions and you celebrate your great achievement and people congratulate you. And for a little while you slip it into conversations and tell people “I ran a really long way for charity and I raised loads of money” and people go “wow! That’s amazing”. And it is and you’re very proud.