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Lottery Winners create giant 'Gingerbread House'

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Lottery winners spent 24 hours making the 'gingerbread house' at Little Bridge House

Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Bridge House received an early Christmas gift on Thursday thanks to a show of generosity from National Lottery winners.

Past winners from across the south of the country spent 24 hours creating a giant ‘gingerbread’ playhouse for children and their families to enjoy.

Brave Emily Crisp will be remembered at Santa Run

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Brave 11 year old Emily Crisp will be remembered at Exeter Santa Run

Among those taking part in this weekend’s annual Santa Run in Exeter is a group of health workers who have been inspired to take part in memory of an 11-year-old girl who recently died.

Emily Crisp, from Bradninch, had a very rare condition called Bohring-Opitz syndrome that affects the development of many parts of the body.

She was diagnosed when she was three months old and at that time there were only 30 other known cases of it in the world.

The 2017 Light up a Life Appeal starts with special light switch-on

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The North Devon Gazette’s much-loved light Up a Life appeal was launched to an audience of thousands this year.

It was marked with the switch-on of a special illuminated star in Barnstaple Square during the town’s Christmas lights celebrations on Sunday.

Now in its 21st year, the appeal has become a Christmas tradition to enable people to remember a loved one and help raise money for North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West.

The charities host a series of services of remembrance across North Devon through December.

Conkering the competition for CHSW

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It’s not often solicitors and chartered surveyors square up to each other for a fight but that’s what happened in the annual conker competition in Plymouth, organised by wealth management company Brewin Dolphin.

Emotions were running high and the atmosphere was tense as Plymouth-based surveyors Monk & Partners prepared to do battle with legal experts Gard & Co in the finals. Conker struck conker until, for the second year in succession, Monk & Partners again proved invincible.

Challenge events help to raise over £9000 for CHSW

Croyde Ocean Triathlon and Exmoor Swimmers raise money for CHSW

Croyde Ocean Triathlon and Exmoor Open Swim raise an incredible £9634.47 for Children's Hospice South West

Organisers of the Croyde Ocean Triathlon and Exmoor Open Water Swim were delighted to present Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) with a cheque for £9634.47 raised from participants of the 2017 events.

Josh Allan, Community Fundraiser at CHSW’s Little Bridge House hospice in Fremington said: