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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.
Castle Vets is one of the largest, independent vet practices in the south west, treating both pets and farm animals across north and east Cornwall and west Devon and the relationship with CHSW started back in the summer.
The former chairman of Somerset County Cricket Club is set to run the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.
Andy Nash, who retired in January this year after 14 years at the Specsavers County Championship club – 10 of which he served as chairman – will join Sir Mo Farah and a cast of thousands of runners in the world-famous road race on Sunday, April 28.
He hopes to raise £26,000 – £1,000 a mile – for the charity, which provides hospice care for hundreds of children and their families all over the South West.
Penryn College student Sophie Grey has raised more than £2,000 for Children’s Hospice South West, following her incredible act of bravery and selflessness in participating in a charity head shave.
Sophie parted way with her long, brown locks in the Penryn College assembly hall last month, as friends, family, and school staff and students watched on in support.
Female rowers from Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club have raised an ‘oarsome’ £18,000 for Children’s Hospice South West – in just seven months!
They set themselves a number of challenges – both on and off the water – in memory of Tillie Pichowski, who received care at the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice in North Devon.
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.