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Bridgwater golfers club together for local children’s hospice

Wendy Walker and fellow members of the Enmore Park Golf Club Ladies’ Section present the fundraising to CHSW community fundraiser Laura Robertson

Female golfers at Bridgwater’s Enmore Park Golf Club have raised nearly £4,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The club’s outgoing ladies’ captain Wendy Walker chose to support CHSW as her charity of the year and money was raised at coffee mornings and ladies’ opens, as well as at a charity fun golf day.

Wendy, pictured presenting the fundraising cheque for £3,956.20 to CHSW community fundraiser Laura Robertson, also took part in a sponsored cycle, which was well supported by the ladies and other members of the club.

Jailbirds Raise Over £10,000 for CHSW

The final amount raised is announced

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) held its annual Jail and Bail fundraising event at Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth on Friday 13th March which raised an amazing £10,700.38 for the children’s charity.

7 local businesses took part in the event which involved individuals getting arrested and put on trial for fictitious crimes including telling bad jokes, dad dancing and excessive talking. 

Richard’s Wish charity funds quiet room refurb at Little Bridge House

Rachel Cridge and Henry Dunn present the £20,000 fundraising cheque to the team at Little Bridge House during their stay in December

A Devon charity set up in memory of a Dawlish teenager has donated £20,000 to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The money raised by supporters of Richard’s Wish has funded the refurbishment of one of the family rooms at CHSW’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice. It will also help fund bereavement and sibling support, and pay for equipment to support the fundraising team.

Masonic grant presented to Little Bridge House fundraising team

Charles Yelland and Clive Eden present the grant to CHSW fundraisers Emma Perry and Dominic Scotting

Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Bridge House hospice has been chosen to receive a grant of £940 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire Freemasons.

The grant comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) and will be used to help provide respite care and support for the children and their families at the hospice in Fremington, North Devon.

Contributions from Freemasons to hospices have exceeded £13million in England and Wales since 1984, with £600,000 given this year. Seven hospices in Devon received a share of £7,635.

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.