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Recycle your Christmas tree and raise money for children’s hospice

15 December 2022 chsw Fundraising

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is offering a Christmas tree recycling service for some households in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. 

Last Christmas, ‘treecyclers’ raised more than £5k to help provide vital care for local families. This year, the charity is collecting real trees in even more locations in return for a donation.

Bloor Homes' boost for Children’s Hospice South West

02 December 2022 chsw Fundraising, Corporate

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has been boosted by a contribution from Bloor Homes.

The housebuilder’s Exeter region Managing Director Bradley Davison visited the charity’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice near Barnstaple to present the donation, along with chocolates and selection boxes for children staying at the hospice.

Colin’s tribute to The Queen raises thousands for children’s hospice

28 November 2022 chsw Fundraising

An illustration of Her Late Majesty the Queen buying a Hocking’s ice cream at Westward Ho! has raised an incredible £4,260 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

North Devon artist and cartoonist Colin Petty said he was inspired to create his tribute entitled ‘One Last One’ after seeing an image of The Queen and Paddington Bear after her death in September.

Motorbiking Santas to hit the road for children’s hospice this December

23 November 2022 chsw Fundraising

Hundreds of motorbiking Santas will be jumping in the saddle all over the South West to raise festive cheer in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) this December.

The annual Santas on a Bike ride-outs to CHSW’s children’s hospices in Bristol and St Austell are taking place on December 3, while the ride to the charity’s Devon hospice takes place on December 10.

Tawstock concert has all the ingredients for a very merry Christmas

22 November 2022 chsw Events

A winter-warming Christmas concert is being held at Tawstock Court near Barnstaple in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The Very Merry Tawstock Christmas concert is taking place on Friday, December 9 and will feature performances by Chivenor Military Ladies Choir, West Buckland Prep School Choir, Barnstaple Music Comedy and Dramatic Society (BMCDS) Voices, The Voice Community Choir and The Jurassix Shanty Singers. 

Hundreds enjoy emotional moonlight charity walk at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

14 November 2022 chsw Events

More than 300 people took part in an emotional night-time charity walk at The Lost Gardens of Heligan on Saturday night.

Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Moonlight Memory Walk took place under clear skies at the gardens in Pentewan near St Austell, a new location for the event, which has been held in Falmouth since 2009.

It is expected to raise £25,000 for the charity, which runs the Little Harbour children’s hospice in nearby Porthpean. 

Back together again in support of local hospices this Christmas

11 November 2022 chsw Fundraising

North Devon’s two hospice charities are inviting people to come together to light a candle in memory of loved ones this Christmas.

For more than a quarter-of-a-century, the annual Light Up a Life appeal has shone brightly in communities across the region at a series of special church services, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds to provide vital care for local families at North Devon Hospice (NDH) in Barnstaple, and Children’s Hospice South West in Fremington.

Homebuilder’s annual golf day drives fundraising total to new heights for children’s hospice

10 November 2022 chsw Fundraising, Corporate

Devon-based homebuilder Cavanna Homes successfully doubled last year’s fundraising total at its recent charity golf day for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). 

Employees, contractors and suppliers took to the green at Woodbury Park, Exeter to compete in an 18-hole round and a ‘Beat the Pro Challenge’ in support of the firm’s charity of the year.