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The 2018 Light Up a Life appeal is set to get star billing at Barnstaple’s Christmas Lights switch-on this Sunday (November 18).
The 22nd annual joint fundraising appeal for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and North Devon Hospice (NDH) will be launched on the big stage at 5pm, before the main switch-on at 6pm.
Families who have been supported by the two hospices will light a giant star in the Square; stars will also be lit at each hospice and at the office of the North Devon Gazette office, which has supported the appeal every year since its inception.
Seven year old Tayen, from Bridgwater, has a genetic condition known as Neurofibromatosis Type 1. The condition is incurable, and causes tumours to grow on nerves anywhere in her body. She has epilepsy and hydrocephalus, is completely blind, and has already endured several rounds of chemotherapy. She and her family visit Charlton Farm for respite breaks, and her mum Kali told us what the hospice means to Tayen: “She loves everyone there, she gets so excited. We stay there as a family, although when we’re there, Tayen doesn’t want me or her dad or her brothers near her.
There is a new team of entrepreneurs topping the 2018 Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) £50 Challenge leaderboard.
Financial experts at Prydis clearly have all the right skills when it comes to maximising investments – a team from the Exeter branch has turned £50 into £6,765 for the charity, which provides respite for families of children with life-limiting conditions throughout the South West.
The search is still on for the mystery winner of a £1,000 lottery ticket bought in Wadebridge.
Shop manger Kirstie Madden said: “The team and I have been asking everyone coming into the shop to check their tickets.
The annual Santas on the Run 2k fun run is taking place in Bristol on Sunday, December 9. It’s the biggest and most spectacular festive charity event, which attracts thousands of people from the city and beyond, of all ages and abilities.
Organised by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), participants are given a Santa suit to wear on the day and asked to raise sponsorship, which goes directly towards supporting families at CHSW’s local hospice, Charlton Farm.
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) arrested, charged and put on trial nine professionals in Bristol on Thursday 25th October in a popular charity event known as Jail & Bail.