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Give it a go at Charity Gig Row

CHSW team ready to row at the 2017 charity gig row

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is looking for teams to take part in its annual gig row event in Newquay on Sunday 14th July.

This is an annual event offering groups of colleagues, friends or family the chance to give the fantastic sport of gig rowing a go in a friendly event, all supporting a great local cause.

Amanda Masters, Community Fundraiser for CHSW is encouraging teams to get signed up and come and get involved.

Taunton 'Old Men' saddle up for ultimate charity cycle ride

The Old Men Go South team (back from from left): Simon Doyle, Ian Yendall, Neil Glinn, Graham Davies, Michael Stevens, Mark Jones, Mark Shepherd and Guy Johnson. Front: Andy Brooks, Russ Nurcombe, Pete Robinson and Simon Penny. Not in picture: Andy Trust.

A Taunton man is celebrating turning 50 this year by taking on one of the UK’s ultimate sporting challenges …with a little help from his friends!

Pete Robinson will be joined by 12 fellow ‘old men’ on a 1,000-mile cycle ride from John O’Groats in Scotland to Land’s End in Cornwall later this month in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The friends, all aged 50 to 59, will be clocking up an average of 80 miles a day during the 12-day Old Men Go South cycle challenge, which gets under way on May 29.

Enjoy thrilling dragon boat racing on River Dart in aid of children’s hospice

There will be dragon boat racing on The River Dart at Totnes in aid of Children’s Hospice South West on Sunday, July 14 2019

The River Dart will provide the arena for an exciting afternoon of dragon boat racing on Sunday, July 14.

Up to 21 authentic dragon boats will be battling it out on the river, helping to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and Rowcroft Hospice, and providing a thrilling spectacle for spectators expected to line the banks at Longmarsh.

Organiser Totnes Rotary Club is planning a day of fun for all the family from 11am to 6pm, with shore-side entertainment, live race commentary, food stalls and drinks tents.

Could you go over the edge for CHSW?

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Is running not up your street? Perhaps cycling seems like a breeze? If you’re looking for your next challenge, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has one with a difference. On July 20 & 21 the charity has places available for you to enjoy an exhilarating experience; abseiling down England’s highest waterfall!

Canonteign Falls is a hidden gem and one of the most idyllic places to explore. Situated within Dartmoor National Park in Devon the waterfall descends for over 70m.

North Devon firm’s year-long fundraising pledge for Children’s Hospice South West

Staff from Baldwins' South Molton and Holsworthy offices are supporting Children's Hospice South West in 2019. Pictured (from left) are Rebecca Haughton, Andrew Schuster, Jayne Gillanders, Matt Gard, Michael Hesketh of Baldwins and Mhairi Bass-Carruthers

A business advisory firm with roots in South Molton and Holsworthy is launching a year-long fundraising drive to support Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Baldwins’ offices on Pathfields Business Park, South Molton and Fry Street, Holsworthy have pledged their fundraising to the hospice after staff voted for CHSW to be the firm’s charity of the year.