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Children's Hospice South West looks back at celebrating its 25th year in 2016

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attends our Service of Thanksgiving

Throughout 2016 Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) celebrated its 25th Anniversary since its founding by Eddie Farwell and his late wife Jill.

The year was spent looking at both what the charity has achieved over the past 25 years and looking to the future. This was brought together with a service at Exeter Cathedral back in June at which HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attended along with many families supported by CHSW and supporters past and present.

Cornwall Truck Show donates £7,000 to children's hospice

Cornwall Truck Show raises money for Childrens Hospice South West

The annual Cornwall Truck Show has donated £7000 to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and a further £7,000 to their other charity partner, Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Trucks come from all over Cornwall and further afield to attend the show which is held at Stithians Showground over a weekend each summer. As well as trucks on show there are also trade stands and many people visit the show each year.

Family loss inspires father to run Bath Half Marathon for charity one last time

Family loss inspires father to run Bath Half Marathon for charity one last time

It will be a very special moment for 68-year-old Rick Dean when the day of the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon finally arrives, as he’ll be running the race in memory of his son Kierran, who would have turned 21 in June.

It will also be the last race for Rick who has spent the last nine years tirelessly fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West, the charity who provided a lifeline for him and his wife when they lost Kierran in 2003. 

“I couldn’t tell you how much I have raised over the years for Children’s Hospice South West,” admitted Rick.

RGB’s gift appeal for Children’s Hospice South West is a huge success

RGB’s gift appeal for Children’s Hospice South West is a huge success

The generous customers of RGB Building Supplies have donated more than 250 gifts to its Christmas Present Appeal for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

RGB had been asking for donations suitable for a child of any age or their parents and the gifts have now been given to the hospice to distribute to children and families.

Naomi Dymond at CHSW said: “We cannot thank the wonderful local community and RGB customers enough for this amazing collection of gifts.

Christmas shoppers help hospice

Christmas shoppers support CHSW

Children's Hospice South West has received £579 from Waitrose’s green disc scheme, which supports local charities.

Wendy Pollard (left), chairman of Wellington Friends Group CHSW, is pictured receiving a cheque for that sum from Rebecca Dawkins, the town store’s community liaison officer.

Wendy thanks the supermarket and its customers for the donation.

Source:  Wellington Today

Bath school presents cheque for £10,000

Bath school presents cheque for £10,000 to the Children’s Hospice South West

King Edward’s School in Bath has presented a cheque to the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) for £10,000, following a year of fundraising by pupils and staff at the school.

It is the school’s largest ever charity presentation and includes a donation by KES Parents, the school’s parent-led body who fund raise on the school’s behalf, and run events throughout the year including the popular Christmas Fair.

Sweet company donates £100k to Children’s Hospice South West

Snak Appeal donate £100,000 to CHSW

Sweet fans have helped a business to raise £100,000 for a Wraxall charity.

Sweet company, Snak Appeal, has raised the impressive amount for Children’s Hospice South West.

Snak Appeal was set up in 2008 to raise money for charities by selling sweets and treats.

Pictured: Brad, Christine, Sue and John from Snak Appeal handing the donation to Janey from Children's Hospice South West.

Bideford family is thankful to Children’s Hospice South West after tragic loss

Mark and Emma Smale thankful to CHSW

The Light up a Life services give families an opportunity to celebrate and remember those who cannot be with us.

Emma and Mark Smale from Bideford lost their daughter Imogen in March aged just four-years-old.

They cannot ever thank the Children’s Hospice South West team at Little Bridge House enough for what they did for Imogen but also the whole family.