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Bideford sisters taking on London Marathon for two hospice charities

Bideford sisters Gemma Copp and Vikki Oliver are running the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West.

Two sisters from Bideford are taking on next month’s Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of North Devon’s two hospice charities.

Vikki Oliver, 29, is running the world’s biggest marathon on Sunday, April 28 in aid of Children’s Hospice South West, while sister Gemma Copp, 32, is taking part in aid of North Devon Hospice.

They have spent many months training together for their first ever marathon, at the same time as fundraising for their chosen charities.

New event is the perfect toe-dipper for open water swimmers

Children's Hospice South West are organising their own open water swim for youngsters and families

Even more swimmers are being invited to take on the thrill of an open water swim event in aid of Children’s Hospice South West this summer.

The charity has partnered with Dartmoor Open Water Swim to offer two shorter distance swims, alongside the 8,000m, 4,000m and 2,000m courses at Roadford Lake, near Okehampton, on Sunday, June 16.

StarTrekers brave the elements to tackle annual Exmoor orienteering challenge

Teams check in for the 27th annual Rotary StarTrek Challenge on Exmoor

More than 200 walkers navigated their way across Exmoor in the 27th annual Rotary StarTrek Challenge on Saturday night.

A total of 46 teams, made up of 240 walkers, took part in this year’s event, organised by the two Ilfracombe Rotary clubs in aid of Children’s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice and many other local charities and good causes.

Art exhibition in aid of Children’s Hospice South West opens in Wellington

Wellington artist Claire Western runs courses at The Old Brick Workshop in Higher Poole

An exhibition by beginner and experienced artists opens at an art gallery near Wellington on Sunday, March 10.

The ‘Show & Tell’ exhibition at The Old Brick Workshop in Higher Poole is being held to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

The work on show has been created by participants on courses run by Wellington artist Claire Western and will showcase a variety of mediums and techniques.

Record Year for the Cholwill's Charity Reindeer

Cholwill's Christmas reindeer had a bumper year in 2018

The Cholwill family, from Bridgerule, have now been making their wooden red nosed reindeer in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) for six years.

Their inspiration for creating this fundraising scheme was through the sad loss of their beloved son, brother and uncle, Mark, some years ago. However, little did they realise that the reindeer were going to be such a popular item to buy at Christmas time for so many people.

Spring Celebration Coming to St Erth

St Erth spring daffodil festival

The community of St Erth will be coming together to celebrate the Cornish daffodil in March when they host their second Spring Festival.

St Erth Parish Church will be home to various displays of Cornish Daffodils which will be on show from 29th – 31st March. Money raised from the festival will be split between St Erth Parish Church and Little Harbour children’s hospice run by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).