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Ukulele band’s sounds are music to the ears of children's hospice

The Riviera Ukulele Band played at The Hyde Dendy Big Weekend in Paignton

Ukulele players brought the sounds of Hawaii to Paignton seafront and raised money for their local children’s hospice.

The Riviera Ukulele Band formed part of a three-day line-up of live music at The Hyde Dendy Big Weekend last month.

The event, organised by the seafront pub-restaurant and led by local musician Phil Bowden, featured a number of live musical acts, with the ukulele band taking the stage on the Sunday afternoon.

Young dancers show star quality to raise money for children’s hospice

June Bealey (left) and Lisa-Jayne Flynn and Children's Hospice South West Community Fundraiser Laura Robertson (right) with students from the June Bealey School of Dance

Young dancers from Exeter, Honiton and Crediton took inspiration from the Silver Screen to put on a blockbuster performance in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Students from the June Bealey School of Dance in Exeter spent many weeks rehearsing for their Movie Night show at Woodbury Village Hall on September 21.

Barnstaple Rotarians plant crocuses at children’s hospice to mark World Polio Day

Pictured (from left): Rotary Club of Barnstaple Link members Eddie Dymond, Graeme Davidson, Mike Wilcox, club president Ralph Gordon and Richard Smith.

Members of the Rotary Club of Barnstaple Link have been busy planting crocus bulbs at Little Bridge House to mark World Polio Day on Thursday, October 24.

Club president Ralph Gordon and four fellow Rotarians planted 250 bulbs at the entrance of the children’s hospice in Fremington as part of Rotary International’s campaign to raise awareness of efforts to eradicate polio.

Paul's incredible coast path walk in memory of his niece

Paul Boddington

An outdoor activity instructor from Honiton has walked the entire length of the South West Coast Path in memory of his niece, Lauren.

Paul Boddington, aged 49, completed the rugged 1,014km coastline hike from Minehead to Poole in just 27 days to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

His journey took him past two CHSW hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon and Little Harbour in Cornwall – and he has raised more than £7,500 for the charity.

SPAR stores donate over £5500 to CHSW

Cheque presentation with representatives from Gilletts who run SPAR stores across Devon and Cornwall

SPAR stores across Devon and Cornwall have raised £5544.07 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) through their in-store collection tins over the past year.

Collection tins were put on the cash desk in SPAR stores across Devon and Cornwall and customers have given their spare change generously to the local children’s charity which has three children’s hospices across the region.