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Fisherman's Friends hold a concert for Little Harbour

07 November 2022 chsw Fundraising

The Fisherman’s Friends, a shanty singing group of Cornish fisherman, staged a very special concert at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro on Saturday the 5th of November.

The concert was to benefit Children’s Hospice South Wests’ (CHSW) Little Harbour hospice in St Austell, and was also in memory of Seth Dickenson, a devoted young fan of the band who sadly passed away in May 2021 aged just seven. 

Duck derby raises thousands for charity

28 October 2022 chsw Fundraising

An annual 'Duck Derby' event in Sidmouth has raised £1,100 for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

The event in the Byes on October 16 saw thousands of rubber ducks, each sponsored by an individual or business, bob down the River Sid.

There were three races: a main race for the public with yellow ducks, a corporate race for businesses with red ducks, and a 'duck and spoon' race for children.

Rural Living Show returns to Taunton in aid of children’s hospice

25 October 2022 chsw Fundraising

A much-loved Christmas market is returning to Taunton next month in support of Children’s Hospice South West.

The Rural Living Show takes place at the prestigious King’s Hall School on November 26 and 27, with more than 100 stands showcasing the best the region has to offer in high quality and unique artisan craft, homeware, fashion, textiles, art, design, fragrance and beauty.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee tree to be planted at Little Harbour

19 October 2022 chsw Care

The Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell has been presented with a tree from Her Late Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee tree sculpture.

The spectacular 21-metre-high ‘Tree of Trees’ sculpture, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, was made up of 350 saplings from British native trees and formed the centrepiece of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations outside Buckingham Palace in June.

Sporting stars do lunch and raise more than £10k for children’s hospice

13 October 2022 chsw Events

Stars from the world of sport took centre stage a special fundraising event for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) on Thursday.

The Sports Lunch at the Seat Unique Stadium (formerly Gloucestershire County Cricket Stadium) featured fascinating insights into top-level sporting careers and raised over £10,000 for CHSW.

Teams grace the greens at Girling Jones golf day

12 October 2022 chsw Fundraising, Corporate

Construction industry professionals from across the South West have been gracing the greens to raise more than £9,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Thirty teams battled it out at the fourth annual Girling Jones Golf Day at the Exeter Golf and Country Club on September 22.

The Exeter-based construction recruitment consultancy is a huge supporter of CHSW and has raised thousands of pounds for the charity during the last 10 years. 

Alan's mountain race challenge raises thousands for hospice

11 October 2022 chsw Fundraising

Alan Dowrick from Bodmin participated in The Dragons Back Race and raised £2461.90p for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). 

The race, considered to be the toughest mountain race in the world, started from Conway Castle in North Wales, and ended at Cardiff Castle in the south of the country. It consisted of 6 days of running over rough terrain and Wales’ mountains, covering a total distance of 380km. 

Colin’s tribute to The Queen features North Devon favourite

07 October 2022 chsw Fundraising

An illustration of Her Late Majesty the Queen buying a Hocking’s ice cream at Westward Ho! is helping to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Artist and cartoonist Colin Petty said he was inspired to create his print entitled ‘One Last One’ after seeing an image of The Queen and Paddington Bear after her death last month.