Skip to main content

Read the latest news

 Keep up to date with our latest news here. 

The latest issue of our newsletter is available to read online.


How birds and bugs are helping raise money for hospice

29 April 2024 CHSW Fundraising

A retired lecturer who found himself with time on his hands has kept himself busy building birdboxes – and they are ‘flying’ off the shelves.

Steve Kerner, 80, from Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, started his hobby building bird boxes in the workshop at his home 18 months ago, with all the proceeds going to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Steve sells the birdboxes at craft fairs as well as his village community shop and they are now also stocked at the CHSW shop in Yate.

So far Steve’s handiwork has raised an incredible £2000 for CHSW.

Colleagues to run Bristol Half Marathon in full PPE for hospice

19 April 2024 chsw Fundraising

Two work colleagues are to run the Bristol Half Marathon dressed in full PPE to raise money for the charity their business has adopted as its cause of the year.

Jake Humphries and Chris Rodgers, both who work for high voltage electrical contracting business Ethical Power, are to take on the Bristol Half Marathon on 19 May to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW)

Swapping scrubs for a running vest- The children's carer running for her hospice

17 April 2024 chsw Events

A children’s carer is running the London Marathon this weekend raising vital funds and awareness for Little Harbour children’s hospice, where she works in St Austell, Cornwall.

Suzanne Brown from Bodmin, is swapping scrubs for a running vest and taking to the streets of London on Sunday 21 April for the infamous marathon, to raise vital funds for the charity that is very close to her heart. 

Ollie's cherished Gromit collection donated to hospice

12 April 2024 CHSW Care

The family of a disabled boy who loved Aardman’s Gromit the dog character has donated his special collection of the models to the hospice which cared for him.

Ollie Lewis’s family began his collection of Gromit characters, made famous by the Aardman Animation film series Wallace and Gromit, when he was just a baby.

The collection quickly grew, with friends and family making sure Ollie always had the latest model of Wallace’s famous 4-legged sidekick for the display in his bedroom.

Bristol's own 'Famous Five' to take on hospice walking challenge

10 April 2024 chsw Fundraising

A group of friends nicknamed Bristol’s very own ‘Famous Five’ are off on an adventure along the coast – to raise money for Children's Hospice South West.

Claire Lawes, Beverley Wallace, Angela Norman, Julie Leyshon and Julie Burley are packing their rucksacks ready for their ‘5 ladies, 5 days and 50 miles’ challenge.

Local Cornish runner raises over £21,000 for children’s hospice

08 April 2024 chsw Fundraising

44 year old Steve Heller from Camborne has run a series of marathons for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Steve’s running journey began 15 years ago after quitting alcohol, and since 2018 he has run various marathons and ultra-marathons for the charity, starting with the Eden Project marathon in 2018.

Steve has run 5 ultra-marathons, and also set himself personal challenges. He even ran 50km where he broke his wrist, and ran the last 8km with it tucked into his vest.

Proud son runs marathon after being inspired by CHSW nurse mum

08 April 2024 CHSW Fundraising

A ‘proud son’ is to run the world-famous London Marathon for Children’s Hospice South West – after being inspired by the work his mum does for the charity.

Tobias Maltman, 27, is to join thousands of other runners as they pound the streets of the capital on April 21.

Chartered surveyor Tobias started running during the covid pandemic and his 26-mile challenge around London will be his first ever marathon.