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Children's hospice fundraiser Terry's BIG Mini honour at Pride of Britain

Terry and Linda Baker with the Pride of Britain award at Children’s Hospice South West

The driving force behind North Devon’s annual August bank holiday Mini rally has been named as a regional winner in this year’s Pride of Britain Awards.

Terry Baker has been raising money and smiles for charity for nearly a quarter of a century – including around half-a-million-pounds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

He was featured as one of four shortlisted Fundraiser of the Year finalists on ITV Westcountry this week but announced as the regional winner on tonight’s (Friday, October 5) show.

Charlton Farm mum to run Bath Half 2019


Virginie, age 47 from Bath, is in training to take part in the Bath Half Marathon for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as it provides care and support to her family.

Originally from France, Virginie has been living in the UK for 20 years. She has two children; Emilie aged six and Sebastien who is eight. Emilie attends a mainstream school, while Sebastien attends Three Ways School in the city.

Little Harbour Heroes take on Banger Rally


Nikki Isbell, Senior Care Team Leader at Little Harbour children’s hospice at Porthpean is taking on the Banger Rally Challenge Gib or Bust with her husband and two friends and will be travelling across five countries in five days to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The team will be dressed, along with their suitably decorated car, as the Little Harbour Heroes and quite rightly so.

£5,200 won by Buckfastleigh couple in CHSW Lottery


A Buckfastleigh couple are celebrating after winning more than £5,000 in the Children’s Hospice South West Lottery.

Norman and Jacqui Elliott started playing the charity’s weekly Lottery more than ten years ago, although Jacqui says they never expected to win anything: “I didn’t realise it was a Lottery at first, I thought of it as just making a regular donation. In fact, when I took the phone call, I thought the charity were calling to ask us for more money, not to tell Norman he’d won something!”

Jailbirds Need Your Help

Jail and Bail prisoners

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) will be arresting, charging and putting on trial some well-known business people in the area who, if found guilty of their entirely fictitious crimes, will have to raise a bail of £999 each to be set free. Funds raised on the day will help support the work of its Little Bridge House children’s hospice in Barnstaple.