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Alison to hang up her apron after nearly 25 years as hospice cook

Alison Vogler, senior cook at Children’s Hospice South West's Little Bridge House

One of the longest serving members of staff at Children’s Hospice South West is retiring today (Monday) after nearly a quarter-of-a-century at the charity.

Alison Vogler, senior cook at Little Bridge House, was one of the original care team members when the doors of the hospice opened for the first time in September 1995.

Nearly 24 years later, she will be hanging up her apron after more than two decades providing families at the hospice with delicious home-cooked meals.

“I’ve got mixed emotions about retiring,” admitted Alison, from Sticklepath in Barnstaple.

Lynne is ready to lead Moonlight Memory Walk

Moonlight Memory Walk walkers will be taking to the streets of Falmouth on 30th March

Lynne Vosper from Falmouth is looking forward to taking part in Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) 10th anniversary Moonlight Memory Walk which is happening in Falmouth on Saturday 30th March.

Lynne has taken part in all but one of the charity’s Moonlight Memory Walks over the last 10 years and this year she will be leading the hundreds of walkers at the special 10th anniversary event.

Jailbirds Raise £19,136 for Children’s Hospice South West

Prisoners that took part in Jail and Bail present their bail money to CHSW

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) held its annual Jail and Bail fundraising event at Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth on Friday 15th March which raised an amazing £19,136 for the local children’s charity.

12 local business people took part in the event which involved individuals getting arrested and put on trial for fictitious crimes including excessive networking, hacking facebook and being loud in the workplace.

The Exeter announced as headline sponsor of Exeter Rainbow Run

Healthcare and protection insurance specialist The Exeter will be the headline sponsor at Children’s Hospice South West's 2019 Exeter Rainbow Run. Pictured (from left) are Suzanne Coleman, Becky Penrose, James Greenaway and Ryan Tumulty

Children’s Hospice South West is delighted to announce that local insurance company, The Exeter, will be joining forces with the charity at its colour-tastic Exeter Rainbow Run.

The healthcare and protection insurance specialist will be the headline sponsor at the charity’s flagship summer fundraising event at Westpoint Exeter on June 22.

Bideford sisters taking on London Marathon for two hospice charities

Bideford sisters Gemma Copp and Vikki Oliver are running the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West.

Two sisters from Bideford are taking on next month’s Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of North Devon’s two hospice charities.

Vikki Oliver, 29, is running the world’s biggest marathon on Sunday, April 28 in aid of Children’s Hospice South West, while sister Gemma Copp, 32, is taking part in aid of North Devon Hospice.

They have spent many months training together for their first ever marathon, at the same time as fundraising for their chosen charities.

New event is the perfect toe-dipper for open water swimmers

Children's Hospice South West are organising their own open water swim for youngsters and families

Even more swimmers are being invited to take on the thrill of an open water swim event in aid of Children’s Hospice South West this summer.

The charity has partnered with Dartmoor Open Water Swim to offer two shorter distance swims, alongside the 8,000m, 4,000m and 2,000m courses at Roadford Lake, near Okehampton, on Sunday, June 16.