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Banking specialists pledge two years of support to children’s hospice

The team at Arbuthnot Latham has pledged to support Children’s Hospice South West in 2020 and 2021

The Exeter office of private and commercial bank, Arbuthnot Latham will be supporting Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its charity of the year for 2020 and 2021.

The team, based in Southernhay Gardens, said they were looking forward to working with CHSW and had a number of fundraising events planned, including a business breakfast, local gin and wine tasting evenings, and a quiz night.

Cathedral concert is on song for children’s hospice

Members of the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra present the money raised to Children’s Hospice South West community fundraiser Laura Robertson

A concert by the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra at Exeter Cathedral has raised £756.65 for Children’s Hospice South West.

The orchestra, formerly known as the EMG Symphony Orchestra, held a collection during the performance on November 2.

Audiences enjoyed an evening of classical music in the majestic surrounds of the cathedral, with conductor, Leo Geyer and soloist, Philippa Mo.

The performance featured Ligeti’s ‘Lontano’, Dvorak’s Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.

Green Light urges firms to take on £50 Challenge

Green Light colleagues all got on board with £50 Challenge

Children’s Hospice South West is calling on businesses to go head-to-head and take on its £50 Challenge this spring.

The charity is giving workplace teams an initial £50 and tasking them to see how much money they can raise in just 50 working days, from March 2 to May 13.

Around 60 teams took part in last autumn’s £50 Challenge, raising more than £20,000 for the charity, which supports more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

Games room at Little Bridge House given magical makeover with Freemasons funding

Peter Balsom and members of the Mark Master Masons of Devonshire officially open the new-look games room at Little Bridge House with CHSW Chief Executive Eddie Farwell and Head of Care Tracy Freame

The games room at North Devon’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice has been given a major re-vamp thanks to a £36,362 donation by the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons.

The new-look space offers an enhanced fun haven for children and parents, with a pool table, table football and large screen television, as well as the latest games consoles and computers and a host of magical assistive technology designed for children with life-limiting conditions.

Primary school pupils set up Project Hospice Help


Pupils at Trinity Church of England School in Acton Turville spent Christmas fundraising for their local children’s hospice, Charlton Farm in North Somerset.

Girls from Year 4 at the South Gloucestershire primary school wanted to work on a project as a team to bring them closer together and at the same time make a difference to the lives of children less fortunate than themselves.

Christmas tree farm raises £3,902 for children’s hospice

Laura Robertson, Community Fundraiser at CHSW (centre) with Reg, Ann, Clare and Nick Hendy from Langford Lake Christmas Tree Farm.

Staff and customers at Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm in Somerset have raised £3,902 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The family-run farm, based at Middle Hill Farm in Langford Budville near Wellington, offered visitors hot chocolates, teas, coffees and mince pies in return for a donation to the charity during November and December.