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Hospice to benefit from RGB Building Supplies

Mark Randle of RGB Building Supplies taking part in military challenge for CHSW

RGB Building Supplies, which has stores in Holsworthy and Bude, have announced it has selected Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its chosen charity for 2017.

RGB had a phenomenal response to its ‘Christmas Present Appeal’ in aid of CHSW at the end of 2016, when more than 250 gifts were donated by RGB customers and staff. The builders merchants have now said it is looking forward to continuing this support for CHSW.

This year, RGB staff will be taking part in a number of CHSW fundraising activities and will also be holding regular events to boost the amount raised.

Donate old clothes and bag a bargain at shopping event at Princesshay in Exeter

Princesshay Spring Event and supporting CHSW

Shoppers are being urged to donate their out-of-season fashions for a good cause at a south west shopping centre.

From 30 March, the Princesshay Centre in Exeter will be collecting clothing in support of the Children’s Hospice South West as part of the Spring Spree event.

The centre will then continue the clothing drop with CHSW throughout 2017.

Weston-super-Mare mother: ‘Charlton Farm gave me some memories to last a lifetime’

Charlton Farm

A children’s hospice is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year and a Weston woman says she is ‘eternally grateful’ for the care she and her newborn son received.

Charlton Farm, in Wraxall, opened its doors in 2007 and provides a host of different services as part of Children’s Hospice South West, which provides care for life-limited children and their families.

But Charlton Farm specifically offers medical care 365 days a year as well as support for families.

At the moment it supports 204 life-limited children, and 152 bereaved families.

Volunteers from Weston-Super-Mare needed - can you help?

Charlton Farm Wraxall Bristol

A North Somerset charity is calling for more volunteers from Weston – and its current members say it is both ‘challenging and rewarding’.

The Weston Friends Group formed back in 2003 to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), which has a base in Wraxall.

The group in Weston has done a lot of work for the Charlton Farm hospice, which not only provides end-of-life care for sick children, but also supports their families during their stay.

Constantine School's phizz-whizzing fancy dress for Roald Dahl centenary

Constantine School fancy dress for Roald Dahl centenary

It was a gloriumptious day for the children of Constantine School on Friday who dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters to celebrate the author's 100th birthday.

The school was filled with Twits, witches, Oompa-Loompas and even a not-so-giant peach, as the children pulled out all the stops to create some whoopsy-whiffling costumes, and spent all day on a special squibbling task - otherwise known as writing.

New Children’s Hospice South West shop set to open in Bude

Help brighten lives by volunteering at one of our CHSW charity shops

A new Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) retail shop is set to open in Bude next month.

CHSW is to open a new retail shop in Princes Street on Friday, February 3 at 10.30am, which will be officially opened by CHSW’s co-founder and chief executive, Eddie Farwell.

The new shop will have something for everyone with a range of goods on offer, including books, clothing and accessories, as well as children’s toys and games, plus homewares and bric a brac.

Chris Judd, head of retail at CHSW, said:

Swallowfield staff raise more than £4,500

Staff at Swallowfield raise funds for CHSW

Staff at Wellington-based beauty manufacturer Swallowfield have raised £1,100 for Children’s Hospice South West.

They organised a grand Christmas raffle with more than 140 prizes and a donation from the company helped to make up the total.

Shift manager Jo Luckhurst said: “The Children’s Hospice is a charity which is close to our hearts. Over the past few years instead of sending Christmas cards to each other, we bought one big card for people to write on and give a donation. This year we decided to make it bigger and better by holding a raffle, too.

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.