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Pantomime audiences in Barnstaple have raised nearly £10,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.
Bucket collections were held after each performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Queen’s Theatre, from December 13 to January 5.
Cast members, who also visited the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice in Fremington to entertain children in the run-up to Christmas, encouraged panto-goers to make a donation after each show throughout the festive period.
The winning tickets in this year’s Children’s Hospice South West Christmas Raffle have been drawn at Little Bridge House today (December 20).
The lucky tickets were drawn by 18-year-old Grace Hannaford from Topsham, who is staying at the hospice this week with grandparents Loretta and Colin.
The top prize of £2,500 went to a lucky supporter from Northam, near Bideford. The £500 second prize was won by one of our supporters in Plymouth, and the third prize of £100 went to a player in Helston, Cornwall. The winners have all been notified.
Stagecoach South West brought Christmas cheer to children this week when its Santa bus visited Children’s Hospice South West in North Devon.
Gary the Rabbit and the Stagecoach elves visited the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice near Barnstaple to hand out festive treats including goody bags and art and craft supplies for the sensory playroom.
Around 300 people packed into Bideford Pannier Market on Saturday night to join a special Light Up a Life service in aid of Children’s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice.
The candlelit service, one of 17 services taking place throughout North and Mid-Devon for this year’s appeal, gave people the chance to remember a loved one and to make donation to the two charities in their memory.
On Thursday 12 December families staying for respite at Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm, were treated to a festive lunch courtesy of food redistribution company, FareShare.
A convoy of around 40 motorbiking Santas brought Christmas cheer to children and families being supported by Children’s Hospice South West in North Devon on Saturday morning.
Riders donned their best festive threads and decorated their bikes with plenty of tinsel and baubles to make the 50-mile road trip from Taunton to the Little Bridge House children’s hospice in Fremington.
All types of bike, trike and quad took part in the sixth annual Santas on a Bike Devon ride-out.
The Tamar Restoration and Engineering Club based between Saltash and Callington have recently handed over a donation of £500 to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) following the completion of the restoration of a Land Rover.
The club fully restored an old Land Rover which, once back to its former glory, was exported to Ireland. Instead of taking payment for projects such as this the club collect money for local charities which this time round included CHSW.
Internationally renowned chef, restaurateur and television personality, Marco Pierre White, recently visited CHSW's Charlton Farm hospice to look around the facilities and chat with staff and families.