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Art exhibition in aid of Children’s Hospice South West opens in Wellington

Wellington artist Claire Western runs courses at The Old Brick Workshop in Higher Poole

An exhibition by beginner and experienced artists opens at an art gallery near Wellington on Sunday, March 10.

The ‘Show & Tell’ exhibition at The Old Brick Workshop in Higher Poole is being held to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

The work on show has been created by participants on courses run by Wellington artist Claire Western and will showcase a variety of mediums and techniques.

Record Year for the Cholwill's Charity Reindeer

Cholwill's Christmas reindeer had a bumper year in 2018

The Cholwill family, from Bridgerule, have now been making their wooden red nosed reindeer in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) for six years.

Their inspiration for creating this fundraising scheme was through the sad loss of their beloved son, brother and uncle, Mark, some years ago. However, little did they realise that the reindeer were going to be such a popular item to buy at Christmas time for so many people.

Spring Celebration Coming to St Erth

St Erth spring daffodil festival

The community of St Erth will be coming together to celebrate the Cornish daffodil in March when they host their second Spring Festival.

St Erth Parish Church will be home to various displays of Cornish Daffodils which will be on show from 29th – 31st March. Money raised from the festival will be split between St Erth Parish Church and Little Harbour children’s hospice run by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Why volunteering is so much more than just another string to your university bow

Exeter University student Niamh O'Riordan-Mitchell volunteers in the Children’s Hospice South West charity shop in Sidwell Street, Exeter. Picture credit: Tim Lamerton Photography

Giving something back offers more than just a feel-good factor. For university students in a new town, lending a helping hand is also a great way to make friends, learn new skills and help their CV stand out from the crowd in a busy jobs market. Volunteering can also provide a welcome break from academia and add an extra dimension to the stereotypical university experience.