Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) marked its milestone 30th anniversary on Saturday (9 Oct) by hosting a celebratory dinner and dance at Bristol Museum.
The event was kindly sponsored by one of Bristol’s top independent financial planning firms, Brunel Capital Partners, and was attended by businesspeople, long-term supporters and service users of CHSW.
Guests were treated to a three-course meal and entertained by The Liberty Sisters singing jazz and swing classics.
CHSW was founded by Eddie Farwell and his late wife, Jill, after spending many years travelling from their home in Devon to a children’s hospice in Oxford with their own two life-limited children.
Eddie said: “Celebrating 30 years and looking back at all that has been achieved is simply wonderful, none of which would have been possible without the help of our fantastic supporters and dedicated staff. But 2021 is not simply about looking at the past, it’s about looking to the future and making sure we are here for families for many years to come, supporting children and families when they need us the most.”
In the last 30 years, CHSW has supported more than 2,000 families at its three children’s hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Harbour in Cornwall – care that has continued throughout the pandemic.
Celebrating 30 years and looking back at all that has been achieved is simply wonderful, none of which would have been possible without the help of our fantastic supporters and dedicated staff
There are lots of ways people can support CHSW during its 30th year and every penny raised will make a real difference to families in the future. To get involved or find out more, visit www.chsw.org.uk/30
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Light-up '30' courtesy of Party Peeps, Bristol