January can be a tough month for everyone but for families that are supported by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) it can symbolise the start of another year of uncertainty, knowing that they need to make the most of the time they have with their child.
To raise funds to support the families using its three children's hospices Little Bridge House in Barnstaple, Charlton Farm near Bristol and Little Harbour in St Austell, CHSW have got a range of different challenges supporters can take on throughout 2018 to help fundraise for vital donations needed.
If doing a skydive is something that has been on your bucket list for years then this could be the year to tick it off. CHSW has partnered up with the Cornish Parachute Club at Perranporth as well as Dunkeswell Airfield at Honiton to run skydive days giving supporters the opportunity to enjoy the incredible views of the region while tandem skydiving for CHSW.
If cycling is more your thing then the charity’s 3 day Ride for Precious Lives is returning in July and there are still a few places remaining. This is a 205 mile cycling challenge starting at Little Harbour, visiting CHSW’s Little Bridge House hospice in Barnstaple along the way and finishing at CHSW’s hospice near Bristol; Charlton Farm.
For those getting into running in 2018 the 5km Rainbow Run is returning to the region in June and the 5km Bubble Rush is returning in September to Barnstaple and Plymouth. If you are looking for more of a running challenge CHSW has charity places available at a variety of runs across the south west including Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon in Plymouth happening on 20th May and Great West Run in Exeter in October.
There really are so many ways that you can support Children’s Hospice South West throughout this year. If you are interested in any of the events above or want to see the full range of events on offer simply take a look at our Event Finder or contact your local fundraising team
CHSW needs almost £10 million a year to run its three hospices and relies almost entirely on voluntary donations. The charity is now supporting over 500 local life-limited children and their families, providing them with short breaks and respite as well as end of life care and bereavement support.