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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.

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