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South West firms urged to ‘get nifty with your fifty’ in aid of children’s hospice

Take on the new-look £50 Challenge and help raise money for Children’s Hospice South West this autumn

Children’s Hospice South West is inviting businesses to get ‘nifty with your fifty’ and take on its new-look £50 Challenge this autumn.

The charity is giving workplace teams an initial £50 and tasking them to see how much money they can raise in just 50 working days, from September 16 to November 22.

Cake sales, raffles, quizzes and workplace fun and games are all encouraged but firms are being challenged to get creative and help make a big difference to their local children’s hospice.

Children’s Hospice South West joins call on promise to properly fund children’s hospices

Eddie Farwell, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Children’s Hospice South West

The Co-founder and Chief Executive of Children’s Hospice South West has added his voice to calls for improved statutory funding for children's hospices.

Eddie Farwell said the cost of providing specialist care for life-limited children continued to rise and the demand on services was increasing.

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.

Jayne Jarrett, events fundraiser at CHSW said: “We care thrilled that so many people decided to support our charity by taking part in this year’s Rainbow Run.

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.