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Rainbow runners make colourful splash at Exeter’s Westpoint

Fun at the finish line at Rainbow Run Exeter

Exeter’s Westpoint showground was given a colourful makeover on Saturday as families from across the region took part in Children’s Hospice South West’s Rainbow Run.

Around 1,000 people took part in the charity’s flagship summer fundraising event, raising thousands of pounds for the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice in North Devon.

Kingsmans handover £6000 Donation to CHSW

The Kingsman in Plymouth handover £6000 donation to CHSW

Staff from Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) were delighted to receive a donation of £6000 from Plymouth group the Kingsman.

The Kingsmans group was set up to offer men a social dining group which wasn’t specifically about networking. The Kingsmans started meeting once a month at Charlie Franks restaurant where members would enjoy a meal and form new friendships and contacts with others from around the city. The group has now reached 75 members with between 30 and 40 members meeting up each month.

Bristol City FC help create moments that matter


Monday, June 17 marked the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week - the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospice services across the UK and the seriously ill children and young people they support.

The theme of the week is ‘Moments that matter’ and the local children’s hospice, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), is showcasing the wealth of special memories made for families supported by the charity.

Charity Football Match Coming to Saltash

Football teams join together for memorial football match at Saltash FC

An annual memorial football match played at Kimberly Stadium in Saltash is back on Sunday 30th June and organisers hope for another successful event.

This event is put on each year in memory of Saltash United player Ben Pinkham. Along with their family and friends Ben’s friends Chris Pethick and James Allmett organise the charity football match which is played against the Plymouth Argyle Legends.

Businesses give their backing to Exeter Rainbow Run

The Exeter, Thomson Reuters and Liverpool Victoria are sponsoring Children’s Hospice South West’s Exeter Rainbow Run 2019

Around 1,000 people will be getting colourful and raising money for Children’s Hospice South West at Rainbow Run in Exeter this weekend.

The charity’s flagship summer fundraising event takes place at Westpoint on Saturday and money raised will help support 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

Feast of live music in aid of CHSW at family-friendly festival

Little Bridge Stock music festival takes place at Blackmoor Gate, near Barnstaple, North Devon. Picture: Tim Lamerton

Families are being invited to enjoy a friendly summer music festival vibe in aid of Children’s Hospice South West at Blackmoor Gate next month.

More than 20 live local and national bands will be performing across three stages during the eighth annual Little Bridge Stock music festival at the Old Station House Inn from July 5-6.

A feast of live music will start on the inside stage with Big Fat Blues Band at 6pm on Friday. Yazzy, Quorum and Coast to Coast Discos complete the opening night line-up.

Exeter family’s very special reason for taking part in Rainbow Run for children’s hospice

Dominic Stacey and his family have been receiving respite at Little Bridge House since 2011.

A family from Exeter has a very special reason to be taking part in Children’s Hospice South West’s Rainbow Run at Westpoint on Saturday, June 22.

Around 1,000 people are expected to take part in the colourful fundraiser and parents Dominic and Caroline Stacey and their four children will also be joining the fun to help raise money for the charity that has supported them for the last eight years.

Enjoy a magical cruise along the North Devon coast in aid of children’s hospice

Enjoy a coastal cruise on the MS Oldenburg from Ilfracombe in aid of Children’s Hospice South West on August 11, 2019..

The stunning North Devon coastline will form the backdrop of a brand-new fundraising event for Children’s Hospice South West this summer.

The charity’s inaugural Oldenburg Coastal Cruise takes place on Sunday, August 11 and offers passengers the chance to enjoy breath-taking views of some of England’s highest cliffs, while supporting Devon’s only children’s hospice.

The two-and-a-half-hour cruise sets sail from Ilfracombe Harbour at 2.30pm and will take guests along the Exmoor coast towards Lynmouth and Porlock.