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A Teignmouth mum is taking part in this month’s Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for two very special hospice charities.
Bath Half Marathon is one of the longest established and most popular half marathons in the UK. This year, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) was delighted to be the local charity partner with a team of 240 running in support of them.
Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) 10th anniversary Moonlight Memory Walk was held on Saturday 30th March in Falmouth and £20,000 was pledged in sponsorship to the children’s charity by the 300 people that took part.
To celebrate the event’s special anniversary this year it was moved to a spring date and was also opened up for men to take part as well as women.
Three members of JL Corporate based in Portishead have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised funds for local charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
James Lake, Barry Richardson and Jack Walsh, set out to climb the highest mountain in Africa, a challenge which Jack said “pushed them beyond their limits”. This is the first charity partnership the company, which supplies phone and tablet accessories, have ever embarked on.
Managing Director, James, said
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.
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), providers of palliative, respite and end of life care for children and families from Bath, were delighted with the support it received at Bath Half 2019.
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.
Every year since 2013, Edwards has sponsored and had a team participate in a 205-mile cycle from Cornwall to North Somerset.
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.