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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.

Wise Employment Group link up with Children’s Hospice South West

Wise Employment Group cheque presentation

In celebration of 25 years in business, the Wise Employment Group wanted to mark this special occasion by giving back to the local community within the South and South West network of branches.

The Group were excited to choose to work with Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as it was not only a very worthy charity but had the same geographical match and was established in the same year.

Mortgage company to support Children’s Hospice

Morgan and Dad, Darren

One 77 Mortgages based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, has chosen Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its Charity of the Year.

Darren Walker, Head of New Business at One 77, has experienced first-hand how the CHSW helps families at a difficult time in their lives. Darren’s son Morgan was born 8 weeks premature, weighed just 3lb 10oz, and had to be rushed to the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU), where he was put on a machine to help him breathe.

Rugby legend Phil Vickery visits Little Bridge House sensory room


After 20 years of constant use, the sensory facilities at Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Bridge House in Fremington were in need of refurbishment. Thanks to generous funding, including a donation from the children’s charity of rugby, the Wooden Spoon Society, the hospice has been able to completely refurbish the room into a high tech multi-sensory play room which was visited by rugby legend Phil Vickery on Friday 12 January.

Tracy Freame, Head of Care at Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) said: