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Tesco showing children's hospices that every little helps

06 August 2021 chsw Fundraising

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is delighted to have been chosen as the Charity of the Year for over 85 Tesco stores in the south west.

It is hoped that if each store raises £750 this could equate to over £63,000 raised for CHSW, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout 2021.

Gary Wills, Store Manager at Tesco said; “We are delighted to be able to support CHSW. The support given by them is second to none and we are priveliedged to be able to help.”

Staff member from Tesco Truro getting involved with Rainbow Run Your Way
Some stores have already kicked off their fundraising by getting involved in CHSW’s Rainbow Run Your Way and one employee has even taken part in a sponsored hair cut, parting with waist-length locks to support the good cause.

CHSW has three children’s hospices in the south west; Little Bridge House in Barnstaple, Charlton Farm near Bristol and Little Harbour in St Austell. The hospices currently support more than 500 children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions along with their families. The hospices are a lifeline to families, offering resilience stays, emergency visits, home support, end of life care and bereavement support.

Customers visiting Tesco stores in; Padstow, Newquay, St Ives, Plympton, Lee Mill, Ivybridge and Shepton Mallet also have the opportunity to support CHSW by voting with a blue token for CHSW to win in the Tesco Community Grants scheme. CHSW is in with the chance of winning vital funds for activities in, and equipment for, its hospices. Voting is open in the stores until 30 September.

Sarah Nuttall-Worsley, Area Fundraiser at CHSW said “We feel so lucky to have this partnership which will provide a huge opportunity to raise funds for, as well as awareness of, CHSW across the region through these local stores.

With Tesco teams already excited to get started with their fundraising we have every confidence that this is going to be a fantastic partnership and a highlight in our 30th anniversary year.

It costs CHSW over £12million a year to run its three children’s hospices, 85 per cent of which comes from voluntary donations. If you are interested in supporting the charity in its 30th anniversary year simply click here to find out how to get involved or call your local hospice to speak to someone from the fundraising team.