A young boy from Plymouth who died last year has inspired incredible fundraising in his local community which has raised over £4000 for a local charity.
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Paul and Renate O’Donnell have kicked off their annual Woodnthings Christmas Fayre at their home in Cleeve, North Somerset.
Bodmin based Johnny Hesnan recently completed a 55 mile ultra-marathon and has raised over £3000 to be donated to two local causes.
Johnny had originally signed up to take part in the Coast to Coast ultra-marathon which would have seen him run 63 miles from Dawlish to Minehead in July. Sadly due to Covid this event was postponed. Johnny’s second race option was also then cancelled leaving him with the tough decision of whether to wait until next year to take on one of these events or to put his training into practice and create his own route, which is exactly what he did.
Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) annual Santas on the Run event is back but not as you know it! Taking place over the weekend of the 11-13 December, supporters will be able to choose their distance, route and their festive dress.
Lesley Milner, mum of Keira aged 5 months, is hoping to raise £35k for a host of charities that have supported them since Keira was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
A teenage girl from Cullompton who was bullied for having short hair has shaved it all off and raised more than £1,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.
Kisa Benson, 14, knew she’d be mocked for her radical new look but said raising money for the charity was ‘more important than a few mean comments’.
She said: “The charity means a lot to me so it was the right thing to do. You just need to keep your head held high and not let the bullies win.”
An online art exhibition helping to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West has ‘gone live’ after taking up residence in a shop in Bath.
Art Gallery SW’s Online Bath Art Exhibition has been supporting CHSW throughout the pandemic and can now be viewed at a ‘pop-up’ exhibition in the shop at 23 Milsom Place until October 31.
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is asking people to Cook Eat Give and raise a few pounds for its three children’s hospices next month.
The charity is inviting people to host a dinner party in their social bubble or organise a virtual dinner party over Zoom during a special week of foodie fundraising from November 2-8.
CHSW Community fundraiser Laura Robertson said: “We’re inviting people to enjoy great food and company while raising a few pounds for local families who need our hospices.
A Cornish company has designed and is producing unique crystal roses which will be able to contain ashes of your loved one in the stem. At the recent launch of the crystal rose they also announced their support for a local children’s charity that will benefit every time a rose is sold.
Bristol based business, The IT Storeroom, is the first company in the South West to have bought and installed a ‘life changing coffee’ machine which donates 50p from the sale of every drink to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).