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Glitzy evening at golf club raises thousands for children’s hospice

09 January 2023 chsw Fundraising

A black-tie fundraising event at Teignmouth Golf Club has raised £4,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

More than 100 guests attended The Smarter Ball on Friday 23 September, enjoying a glitzy evening of fundraising and entertainment hosted by compare and comedian, Tank Sherman.

The event also featured an exclusive live performance by X-Factor contestant Shelley Smith, followed by a Future Media DJ on the decks, as well as a charity auction with prizes from Laura Wall, Gidleigh Park, Kenton Vinyard, Devon Sea Safari, Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren Golf Clubs.  Other prizes included memorabilia from Exclusive Memorabilia – a John Travolta signed Greece poster, Liverpool FC ‘Boot Room’ signed photo, and Darren Clarke signed photo.

The ball was organised by local businesses Smarter Accounting and with the support of partners – Future Media, Tank Sherman and Angela Consulting (Marketing).

Local businesses, including Smarter Accounting,, Scott Richards Solicitors, Orestone Wealth Management, Howard Mortgages and Pride Fitness were among the guests whose generous donations to CHSW could help could pay for 250 hours of vital care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Henrietta Olsson, Area Fundraiser for the CHSW, said: “The Smarter Ball was a great, fun event and we’re thankful to everyone who attended or donated a prize for the auction to help raise funds for our charity.

The money raised will help our children’s hospices make the most of short and precious lives.

CHSW provides respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care at three children's hospices; Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall.

Additional funds were also raised on the evening in aid of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a lightweight, battery-operated, portable device used to help people having sudden cardiac arrest for public use at Pride Fitness Gym in Dawlish.