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Jo's 3 Peak Challenge raises thousands

15 July 2023 chsw Fundraising

Jo Retallick from Cornwall, completed the 3 Peaks Challenge for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) in July. 

The 3 Peaks Challenge is a mountain challenge event that involves climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. The 3 peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales.

Jo started off with Ben Nevis, which stands at 4,413ft. She started the climb at 6am and reached the summit in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Jo said:, “The views were insane, and this was my favourite mountain by far!”

Under 11’s football club select local children’s hospice logo to print on football kits

12 July 2023 CHSW

Ashton Boys U11 football team were donated a sum of money by a member of the public and are now proudly wearing Childrens Hospice South West (CHSW) logo on their away kit.  

The U11 team play in the Hanham Minor League who train at Greville Smyth Park and the mini park next to Compass Point School on South Street in Bedminster were in desperate need of funding for their team away kit.  

The Fisherman’s Friends net bumper haul for children’s hospice

01 May 2023 chsw Fundraising

When The Fisherman’s Friends staged their first major benefit concert at the Hall for Cornwall late last year, their catch of the day was a whopping £22,200 for one of their favourite local charities. 

This week the chaps took time out from their busy spring UK tour to head back to the Truro venue to hand over this bumper haul to the Children’s Hospice South West – a cause that has become especially close to the Port Isaac shanty group’s hearts.  

Chivenor ladies to host concert in support of choir member Jane’s marathon bid

15 March 2023 chsw Fundraising

A founder member of the Chivenor Military Ladies Choir will be swapping song sheets for running shoes when she takes on the TCS London Marathon next month.

Jane Batchelor from Fremington will be joining thousands of runners braving the iconic 26.2-mile course in the capital on Sunday, April 23.

Coastline Housing raises over £12,400 for Children’s Hospice South West

13 March 2023 chsw Fundraising, Corporate

Colleagues at Coastline Housing have presented £12,440 to Children’s Hospice South West.

The money is the result of a year’s worth of corporate fundraising by colleagues at the Cornish housing charity and is a record breaker too – the most Coastline has ever raised for a charity of the year.

Ballroom dancers in Exeter raise thousands for children’s hospice

06 March 2023 chsw Fundraising

Ballroom dancers from across East Devon have helped raise thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Dance partners Jean Pollington, from Ottery St Mary, and Mike Green, from Exeter, raised £5,025.93 by holding an annual charity dance at Clyst St Mary Village Hall.

They also raised the money by attending car boot sales throughout the year.

Good friends Jean and Mike, regularly dance at various ballroom events, including the Wonford Community Hall dances every Friday afternoon.

Josh takes on chilly 30-day challenge for children’s hospice

28 February 2023 chsw Fundraising

A Torquay man has been braving freezing cold water every day throughout February to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

When many people are cranking up the temperature on their morning shower, Josh Butler, 27, can usually be found channelling his inner Wim Hof and slowly plunging into an ice bath pod in his back garden.

Rugby club joins forces with British Gas to make winning donation to hospice

20 February 2023 chsw Fundraising, Corporate

British Gas and Taunton Rugby Club have made a £21,400 donation to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The Titans, who announced a multi-year partnership with the energy supplier last year, held a pre-match lunch and fundraising auction at Veritas Park in December.

More than 250 people attended the event prior to the home game against Birmingham Moseley, bidding on a host of special items and experiences donated by local businesses, including signed rugby balls, golf days and stays at Cornish hotels.