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Ziggy and Shaun's Banger Rally Challenge for CHSW

04 April 2024 chsw Fundraising

Ziggy and Shaun from Cornwall took part in the Banger Rally challenge to St Tropez in 2023.

They raised an incredible £2,286.85 for Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Little Harbour Hospice, as well as winning the ‘best dressed’ award in the competition.

They had kitted out their van, called PAT1 to make it habitable, and were able to eat, sleep and travel in it throughout the journey.

They left Charlestown harbour on the 23 September 2023, and faced a number of obstacles on route to France.

Imogen’s Pedalling Party take on Ride for Precious Lives

19 March 2024 chsw Fundraising

On the 12 July 2024, Emma and Mark Smale from Bideford will be taking part in Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Ride for Precious Lives Event.

Alongside their friends Carly Jones, Nick Stevens, Michael Davis and Steve Warner, not only will they be celebrating what would’ve been their daughter Imogen’s 13th birthday, but they will also be raising vital funds for “the most incredible charity.”

Cornish couple turn 100 and raise money for local children’s hospice

14 March 2024 chsw Fundraising

A couple from St Ives who have been married for nearly 77 years have just celebrated turning 100 within a week of each other. Cyril and Iris Curnow, from Carbis Bay, both grew up in St Ives and have known each other since they were teenagers.

The couple asked for donations for Little Harbour Children’s Hospice in lieu of gifts at their birthday celebrations and raised a fantastic £760.

Cyril says the secret to a long life and happy marriage for him is to "be very tolerant" while Iris said: "It is give and take and never let the sun go down on any bad feeling."

Camel Glass Charity Trek in aid of CHSW

06 March 2024 chsw Fundraising

Three men from a Cornish window business are taking on a 4 day coast path challenge to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Storeman Giles Wright, Managing Director Mat Jones and Surveyor Sam Julian from Camel Glass & Joinery Ltd are walking 100 miles for CHSW, their chosen charity of the year.

From the 24-27 March they will complete this challenge all while carrying a PVC window frame.

The 4-day 3-night coastal path route starts from Camel's Barnstaple branch to the head office branch in Wadebridge.

Brother and sister's Firewalk in memory of brother

23 February 2024 chsw Events, Fundraising

A brother and sister walked barefoot over coals reaching temperatures of 1200F to raise money for the children’s hospice which cared for their disabled sibling.  

Charley Davis and brother Liam took on the roasting hot pathway at the Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Firewalk at Charlton Farm, Wraxall in memory of their foster brother Jack on Thursday 22 February 

Jack was welcomed into the Davis family by mum and dad Sandie and Jim, aged just 2 years-old in 2007. 

Legendary Grand Tour still going strong after 25 years

17 January 2024 chsw Fundraising

For over 25 years North Devon’s annual Legendary Grand Tour has become a firm fixture for August Bank Holiday and attracts Mini owners from all over the UK. Organised by Mini enthusiast Terry Baker and his wife Linda from Minehead, the latest Mini run raised an amazing £22,204 which brings the total amount raised for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) since it began to a staggering £626,218.36!

Mary Gray, Area Fundraiser for CHSW said:

Her Majesty The Queen visits Charlton Farm

21 December 2023 chsw Care, Fundraising

A small number of children, families, staff and supporters were delighted when Her Majesty The Queen paid a visit to Charlton Farm children’s hospice in North Somerset on Thursday 14 December.

Her Majesty, Royal Patron of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), was taken on a tour of the children’s hospice by Co-Founder and CEO Eddie Farwell, Patricia Morris, Chair of Trustees along with Charlton Farm’s Head of Care Karen Greaves and Medical Director, Emma Heckford.

'A Night of Music' in aid of Little Harbour

21 November 2023 chsw Fundraising

Local artists are coming together for a concert in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The event, ‘A Night of Music’ is being held at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on Sunday 3 December at 7.30pm.

The evening will feature performances from Pendennis Brass and Hit & Miss, a Cornish Singing Quartet, compered by Fred Thomas, as his alter ego, 'Betty'.