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Totnes residents raise hundreds for children’s hospice

17 January 2020 chsw Fundraising

People living in an extra care development in Totnes have raised £1,500 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Residents at Quayside in Steamer Quay Road have been busy raising the money for the charity throughout 2019.

Joan and Barry Mayne and neighbours organised fortnightly quizzes, held a fashion show and sold Christmas cards in aid of CHSW, which supports hundreds of South West children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

CHSW community fundraiser Dominic Scotting said: “This is a super amount of money raised by the residents at Quayside and will make such a big difference to the families who rely on us for support.

“Our hospices provide short breaks and respite; specialist palliative care; a sibling service; emergency support, end-of-life care; and bereavement support for as long as is needed.

“We receive just a fraction of our funding from the Government – 14 per cent in 2017/18 – so support like this from the local community is absolutely vital.”