Wise Employment in Truro is embarking on a whole year of celebrations and charity fundraising to mark their 25th anniversary and have linked up with the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
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The annual Cornwall Truck Show has donated £7000 to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and a further £7,000 to their other charity partner, Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Trucks come from all over Cornwall and further afield to attend the show which is held at Stithians Showground over a weekend each summer. As well as trucks on show there are also trade stands and many people visit the show each year.
It will be a very special moment for 68-year-old Rick Dean when the day of the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon finally arrives, as he’ll be running the race in memory of his son Kierran, who would have turned 21 in June.
It will also be the last race for Rick who has spent the last nine years tirelessly fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West, the charity who provided a lifeline for him and his wife when they lost Kierran in 2003.
“I couldn’t tell you how much I have raised over the years for Children’s Hospice South West,” admitted Rick.
RGB had been asking for donations suitable for a child of any age or their parents and the gifts have now been given to the hospice to distribute to children and families.
Naomi Dymond at CHSW said: “We cannot thank the wonderful local community and RGB customers enough for this amazing collection of gifts.
When Steve Allen, Frank Fielding and Donna Venables first walked through the doors of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) with an idea of raising funds for CHSW’s Charlton Farm hospice we could never have predicated what would ensue.
Children's Hospice South West has received £579 from Waitrose’s green disc scheme, which supports local charities.
Wendy Pollard (left), chairman of Wellington Friends Group CHSW, is pictured receiving a cheque for that sum from Rebecca Dawkins, the town store’s community liaison officer.
Wendy thanks the supermarket and its customers for the donation.
Source: Wellington Today
King Edward’s School in Bath has presented a cheque to the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) for £10,000, following a year of fundraising by pupils and staff at the school.
It is the school’s largest ever charity presentation and includes a donation by KES Parents, the school’s parent-led body who fund raise on the school’s behalf, and run events throughout the year including the popular Christmas Fair.
Sweet fans have helped a business to raise £100,000 for a Wraxall charity.
Sweet company, Snak Appeal, has raised the impressive amount for Children’s Hospice South West.
Snak Appeal was set up in 2008 to raise money for charities by selling sweets and treats.
Pictured: Brad, Christine, Sue and John from Snak Appeal handing the donation to Janey from Children's Hospice South West.
A record number of cyclists have powered through North Devon on their way to raising nearly £100,000 for Children's Hospice South West.
Taking place across three day and through three counties, Ride for Precious Lives sees cyclists from across the country peddle the 205 miles between each of the region's three children's hospices.