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Football legends raise over £1000 for local children’s hospice 

06 September 2023 CHSW Fundraising
Football legends raise over £1000 for local children’s hospice 

13 teams of golfers braved the summer rain and enjoyed a charity golf day and raffle as well as live music at Knowle Golf Club in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). The golfers arranged by the Bristol City Former Players Association (FPA) raised over £1000 for the local children’s hospice.

The Bristol City FPA was founded by Neil Palmer in 2021 with the aim of recognising, and celebrating any Former City player ranging from 1 appearance to 646, all of which have paved the way for those that wear the shirt today. FPA Team Member - Chris Johnson said: “It was absolutely fantastic to see former players from a range of decades, including some players from the Bristol Rovers FPA integrating with fans, local celebrities and supporters of this fantastic charity. We were also honoured to be joined by Bristol Sport owner Stephen Lansdown CBE and Marina Dolman MBE, the Club President on her birthday to present the Harry Dolman trophy to the winners. Former BBC Radio Bristol presenter of 30 years Geoff Twentyman entertained us with the presentations and actor Joe Sims orchestrated the raffle… a truly great day!”


Amanda Leonard, Area Fundraiser for CHSW said: “We are truly grateful for the support from the BCFC FPA, they have raised an incredible amount of money for CHSW, this will go a very long way to providing help for our families”. 

“We rely on voluntary donations to continue to care for local children with life-limiting conditions and their families. As well as providing emergency and end of life care, we also provide precious respite for the whole family and a sibling service for brothers and sisters, which is a lifeline for so many”.


Children's Hospice South West are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and have been professionally supporting families in the South West for over 30 years.  The Charlton Farm hospice, in Wraxall provide resilience stays, palliative care and end of life care for local children with life-limiting conditions. 

They journey with the children and their whole family, often from the point of diagnosis to the death of their child and still offer care services beyond bereavement. 


If you have been inspired by this story and would like to support CHSW by perhaps arranging your own fundraisers or you are a community group that would like a representative from the charity come to and provide a talk please do get in with your local fundraiser Amanda Leonard by ringing 01275 866600 or email