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Family loss inspires father to run Bath Half Marathon for charity one last time

30 December 2016 chsw Events, Fundraising

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’s gift appeal for Children’s Hospice South West is a huge success

24 December 2016 chsw Fundraising

The generous customers of RGB Building Supplies have donated more than 250 gifts to its Christmas Present Appeal for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

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.

Christmas shoppers help hospice

16 December 2016 chsw Fundraising

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

Bath school presents cheque for £10,000

05 December 2016 chsw Fundraising

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 company donates £100k to Children’s Hospice South West

30 November 2016 chsw Fundraising

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.

Children's Hospice South West celebrates record-breaking memorial bike ride

11 July 2016 chsw Events, Fundraising

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.