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House builder raises more than £25,000 for CHSW

14 February 2019 chsw Fundraising

Local independent house builder, Devonshire Homes, has raised thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West during a two-year fundraising drive.

The Tiverton-based company raised £25,154.96 to help CHSW care for more than 500 families across the South West, providing respite care and short breaks, as well as emergency, palliative and end-of-life care from the charity's three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall.

Devonshire Homes donated £50 to CHSWfor every open-market sale during 2017 and 2018. Staff also took part in a variety of fundraising events including cycle challenges, fun runs and coffee mornings.

Procurement and specification manager Nigel Bowditch took to the skies in 2017, skydiving from 15,000ft to raise over £2,000. And the following year, the firm pledged further funds to sponsor paediatric nurse, Lorraine Langmead, who has provided vital support for children and their families at Little Bridge House in Fremington for more than 10 years.

Mhairi Bass-Carruthers, CHSW corporate partnerships fundraiser, said: “This fantastic fundraising by Devonshire Homes will make such a big difference to Children’s Hospice South West and the families we support across the South West.

“We need around £10million a year to run our three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset, and Cornwall and receive just a fraction of this in government funding – 14 per cent in 2017/18.

“We simply couldn’t do what we do without the support of companies such as Devonshire Homes and their brilliant staff, who manage to find the time to do incredible things for us alongside their very busy day jobs.”

Jane Pearce, sales and marketing director at Devonshire Homes, said: “We are delighted to announce that we’ve raised over £25,000 for Children’s Hospice South West over the last two years. The charity delivers an incredible service to children and parents and Devonshire Homes are pleased to have raised a significant amount to help the charity continue providing their amazing support in the region.”