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Edwards Vacuum Sponsor 10th Ride for Precious Lives

Edwards team cycle into the finish at the 2017 Ride for Precious Lives

Edwards Vacuum (part of the Atlas Copco Group) is a global engineering company based in Clevedon and is generously sponsoring Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) 10th Ride for Precious Lives event.

The Ride for Precious Lives is a 205 mile, 3 day, cycling challenge which has been completed by over 750 cyclists over the last nine years and raised an incredible £725,000 for CHSW.

Mark attempts Guinness World Record in support of CHSW

Mark Edwards

Not content with walking 138 miles non-stop in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) in 2017, long term supporter of the charity, Mark Edwards, new fundraising challenge is attempting an official 50 hour non-stop bass guitar playing Guinness World Record bid!

The current record is 40 hours and Mark’s attempt to set a new World Record will take place over the Easter weekend at the Fairway Buoy in Westward Ho! Mark will have to play recognised songs non-stop to a ‘reasonable standard’, and the event must be filmed throughout.

3 Peaks Complete

3 Peaks Challenge Cheque presentation photo

A team of 21, including 14 employees from Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske (RCHT) X-Ray Department and 7 friends and family, embarked on the Three Peaks Challenge last year raising funds for Fistral Children’s Ward at RCHT and Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

A total of £6034.32 was raised which will be split evenly between the two causes.

Passionate CHSW supporters take on the London Marathon for CHSW


Two supporters of Children's Hospice South West are taking on the London Marathon this year in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) – and for both it’s their first ever marathon!
Emma Smale, aged 33 from Bideford used CHSW’s Little Bridge House hospice in Fremington for support and care with her daughter Imogen before her death in March 2016.  Emma wanted to give something back to the hospice for the help it had given her and her family, and decided to aim big by applying for one of the charity’s places at this legendary event.

Ever wondered what it's like to volunteer?

CHSW Volunteers

Join us 1 - 7 February 2018, at your local Children's Hospice South West shop, for an informal chat about what it is like when you volunteer in our friendly shop team.

We rely on our army of superb shop volunteers who help us run our 32 shops and raise much needed funds to support our three children's hospices. But with more volunteers we can do even more together!

Clever HR announce its Charity of the Year

Clever HR supports CHSW

Yate-based Recruitment and Human Resource’s Consultation company, Clever HR, is supporting Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its charity of the year, with lots of events planned throughout 2018.

James Rendell, Clever HR’s Managing Director, said ‘Clever HR is thrilled to support Children’s Hospice South West. The service provided to families across the South West is remarkable and we look forward to taking part in a number of fundraisers throughout the year.’

13 Miles to Run for Stuart's Milestone Year

Stuart Shenton in training for the Bath half Marathon

49 year old Stuart Shenton from Wadebridge will be tackling the Bath Half Marathon on 4th March 2018 and while doing so will be raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Stuart does not profess to be a runner;

I don’t have any history as a runner! The last time I did any kind of race was school sports day 1985” however was inspired to start running following his wife taking part in the Plymouth 10k a few years ago.