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How the Rainbow Run helps families like Tayen's


Last year, ‘Tayen’s Rainbow Racers’ helped raise vital funds for Charlton Farm and here’s why…

Tayen from Bridgwater is six years old and has a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis Type 1. The condition is incurable and causes tumours to grow on nerves anywhere in her body. She has complex epilepsy, hydrocephalus and is fully blind. Tayen has already endured two rounds of chemotherapy and will need more at some point in the future.

Somerset Cricketer James Hildreth raises £11000 for CHSW


Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) was delighted to have the support of Somerset County Cricketer, James Hildreth in his 2017 Testimonial Year and on Thursday 8 March 2018, he visited the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice near Barnstaple to present a donation for £11,000, raised through all his fundraising activities through the year.

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.