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Village's marrow auction raises hundreds for hospice

CHSW community fundraiser Laura Robertson (Children’s Hospice South West), auctioneer and co-organiser Robert Govier, co-organiser Mary Coombes, and local resident Kevin Hancock, six weeks after having his head shaved for the charity

Villagers in Upton in Somerset have helped raise nearly £2,000 for Children’s Hospice South West. 

Most of the money was raised at October’s annual Marrow Sunday Charity Auction at the Lowtrow Cross Inn. The annual auction, which been running for more than 25 years, took a year off last year but made a welcome return in 2019. 

Of the £1,925 total, £500 was raised by local resident Kevin Hancock’s sponsored head shave. 

Walk Harbour to Harbour for Little Harbour

Harbour to Harbour Walk 2016

A fundraising group based in Truro are organising a sponsored walk called Harbour to Harbour to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Little Harbour in St Austell.

The walk is happening on Sunday 19th April with three different routes and distances making it something that everyone can get involved in. Routes include 12 miles from Devoran to Portreath, 9 miles from Bissoe to Portreath or 5 miles from Scorrier to Portreath.

Take on Exmoor’s ‘ultimate challenge’ for North Devon’s two hospice charities

Paul Williams, Chris Beasley and Ann Doody from Ilfracombe Rotary Club, with Children’s Hospice South West fundraisers Emma Perry and Josh Allan, and North Devon Hospice volunteers Margaret Mason, Mary Brooks and Lin Pickard

People are being invited to put their map reading, endurance and teamwork skills to the test in support of North Devon’s two hospice charities.

North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West support hundreds of local families facing the most unimaginable challenges every day – and on Saturday, March 7, people can give something back by taking on what’s being billed as Exmoor’s ultimate night-time orienteering challenge.

Gordano Sharks bag donations


On Saturday 21 December, members of the Under 12s Gordano Sharks rugby team spent three hours bag-packing at Waitrose in Portishead to raise funds for the club and for local charity, Children’s Hospice South West.

Duncan, one of the team’s dedicated coaches, said: “It was a pleasure to give something back and the boys loved raising money for the charity which has for many years supported our honorary player, Freddie, and his family.”

Thirty percent of the total raised was donated to CHSW, which amounted to a wonderful £212.19.

Intrepid entrepreneur takes on overseas challenges


Rob Vivian, CEO of Clevedon-based telecoms company, PureComms, has been a staunch supporter of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) for many years. In 2016 Rob embarked upon a 2-day trek to reach the 4101m high peak of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo. Persistent tropical rain meant the group he was with was prevented from completing the final 400m ascent to the summit, however, Rob and his trekking companion Chris Hall raised over £4,380 for CHSW.

Christmas Raffle winner’s generous gift to children’s hospice

Yvonne Scott receives her Christmas Raffle winner’s cheque from CHSW Lottery Manager Stephanie Charles

The lucky winner of Children’s Hospice South West’s Christmas Raffle has handed £500 back to the charity.

Long-time supporter Yvonne Scott, 88, from Northam in North Devon, scooped the top prize of £2,500 in the charity’s December draw.

But said she wanted to use some of her winnings to help pay for trips out for children and families staying at the Little Bridge House hospice in nearby Fremington.

Totnes residents raise hundreds for children’s hospice

Quayside residents with the fundraising cheque for Children’s Hospice South West

People living in an extra care development in Totnes have raised £1,500 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Residents at Quayside in Steamer Quay Road have been busy raising the money for the charity throughout 2019.

Joan and Barry Mayne and neighbours organised fortnightly quizzes, held a fashion show and sold Christmas cards in aid of CHSW, which supports hundreds of South West children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Baby manual sales profit the children's hospice


Haynes Publishing is seeing in the New Year on a charitable note, with the presentation of a four-figure sum to local children’s charity Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

When Sparkford-based Haynes published the third edition of its best-selling Baby Manual in 2018, it pledged 50p from each copy sold to be split equally between the charities CLIC Sargent and Children’s Hospice South West.