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Freathy scarecrows prove they are more than just good looks

20 September 2022 chsw Fundraising

Scarecrows created by the Freathy community on the Rame Peninsula in Cornwall have proven they are more than just good looks by managing to raise £178 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

More than 20 local residents made their donation to CHSW and then got very creative with their entries into the Freathy Scarecrow competition which saw everything from scarecrow mermaids, surfers and lifeguards proudly displayed. 

Statement from Children's Hospice South West on the death of Her Majesty The Queen

09 September 2022 chsw

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Her Majesty, The Queen. Our thoughts are very much with The Royal Family at this very sad time, and we send our heartfelt condolences to them and to everyone affected by this news.

We thank Her Majesty for her wonderful service to so many, for so long. And though our hearts are heavy, we hold dear our precious memories of a remarkable monarch who gave so much to our nation.

Ben’s legacy lives on for Little Harbour

16 August 2022 chsw

A fundraising event held recently in memory of Ben Pinkham raised £2680 for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) which runs Little Harbour children's hospice in St Austell.

Ben, a keen footballer for Saltash United, died tragically in 2003 when he was just 21, the fundraiser was organised to mark what would have been Ben’s 40th birthday year.

Ben’s friends and family have fundraised generously for CHSW since Ben’s death and his sister Joanna McTighe explains what it means to her family;

Sunflower trail blooming for Little Harbour

12 August 2022 chsw Fundraising

St Austell Sunflower Trail has opened at Higher Tregorrick Farm in St Austell and is helping to raise vital funds for the nearby children’s hospice; Little Harbour.

The trail opened on Tuesday 9 August and will be open for at least two weeks while the sunflowers are in full bloom. Entry gives you access to fields of sunflowers and unique views across St Austell as well as the opportunity to purchase cut sunflowers to take home with you. 

Mini run maestro Terry honoured for 25 years of fabulous fundraising

12 August 2022 chsw Fundraising

The driving force behind North Devon's annual Mini run has been honoured for more than a quarter-of-a-century of fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Terry Baker organised the first Legendary Grand Tour for the charity in 1996 after meeting a young Mini fan at the Little Bridge House children’s hospice in Fremington.

Golfers in Cornwall complete 101 holes in a day for charity

10 August 2022 Falmouth Packet Fundraising

Four local golfers have raised £1,834.74 for Children’s Hospice South West when they broke the record for most holes of golf played in one day, by a fourball in daylight hours.

The awesome foursome played at Falmouth Golf Club in June and completed 101 holes of golf, with no buggies as assistance. They started this epic challenge at 05:30 and finished at 21:40, exhausted, but motivated by the money they had raised.

Jenny’s special reason for taking on Great Bristol Run

08 August 2022 Ruby Events, Fundraising

Bristol mum-of-two Jenny Milton will have a very special motivation to reach the first of two finish lines when she takes on the Great Bristol Run this weekend.

Jenny, a member of the Sibling Support Team at Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm Hospice in Wraxall, will be taking on the city’s much-loved 10k on September 25 to raise money for the charity. After that, she will be lacing up her running shoes again to take on the Bath Half on October 16.