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Sea Breeze Skydivers Raise over £5000

skydiver at Perranporth

Eight colleagues from the Sea Breeze shop at Pentewan Sands campsite took part in a charity skydive and have raised £5063.55 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) while doing so.

The intrepid fundraisers took to the sky from Perranporth airfield with Cornwall Parachute Club on 25th November and all completed the jump, with some now looking to repeat it in the future and others glad it is complete.

Light Up a Life 2018 to get star treatment at Barnstaple Christmas lights switch-on

Gerard Fawcitt from North Devon Hospice and Josh Allen from CHSW with the Reverend Clive Thomas at Pip & Jim's Church in Ilfracombe.

The 2018 Light Up a Life appeal is set to get star billing at Barnstaple’s Christmas Lights switch-on this Sunday (November 18).

The 22nd annual joint fundraising appeal for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and North Devon Hospice (NDH) will be launched on the big stage at 5pm, before the main switch-on at 6pm.

Families who have been supported by the two hospices will light a giant star in the Square; stars will also be lit at each hospice and at the office of the North Devon Gazette office, which has supported the appeal every year since its inception.

Tayen picked to open Christmas Tree farm


Seven year old Tayen, from Bridgwater, has a genetic condition known as Neurofibromatosis Type 1. The condition is incurable, and causes tumours to grow on nerves anywhere in her body. She has epilepsy and hydrocephalus, is completely blind, and has already endured several rounds of chemotherapy. She and her family visit Charlton Farm for respite breaks, and her mum Kali told us what the hospice means to Tayen: “She loves everyone there, she gets so excited. We stay there as a family, although when we’re there, Tayen doesn’t want me or her dad or her brothers near her.

Bristol Airport and flybmi join forces to take Santas on the Run fundraising to new heights

Bristol Airport and flybmi are supporting this year’s Santas on the Run fun run in Bristol on Sunday, December 9 in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

The annual Santas on the Run 2k fun run is taking place in Bristol on Sunday, December 9. It’s the biggest and most spectacular festive charity event, which attracts thousands of people from the city and beyond, of all ages and abilities.

Organised by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), participants are given a Santa suit to wear on the day and asked to raise sponsorship, which goes directly towards supporting families at CHSW’s local hospice, Charlton Farm.

Baby Rupert Will Lead Santas on the Run at Eden

CHSW Santas on the Run runner numbers

Rupert Connor-Latus will be just 9 weeks old on Sunday 9th December when he will be Santa number 1 at Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Santas on the Run event at the Eden Project.

Santas on the Run is a 2km sponsored festive fun run which Rupert’s mum Sammy was keen to get him signed up for before he was even born along with siblings Flynn, Robyn and Evelyn.