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Tayen picked to open Christmas Tree farm


Seven year old Tayen, from Bridgwater, has a genetic condition known as Neurofibromatosis Type 1. The condition is incurable, and causes tumours to grow on nerves anywhere in her body. She has epilepsy and hydrocephalus, is completely blind, and has already endured several rounds of chemotherapy. She and her family visit Charlton Farm for respite breaks, and her mum Kali told us what the hospice means to Tayen: “She loves everyone there, she gets so excited. We stay there as a family, although when we’re there, Tayen doesn’t want me or her dad or her brothers near her.

Magical Exeter money experts turn £50 into nearly £7k for children’s hospice

Compliance director Paul White and the Prydis team present their fundraising cheque to Children’s Hospice South West Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Mhairi Bass-Carruthers

There is a new team of entrepreneurs topping the 2018 Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) £50 Challenge leaderboard.

Financial experts at Prydis clearly have all the right skills when it comes to maximising investments – a team from the Exeter branch has turned £50 into £6,765 for the charity, which provides respite for families of children with life-limiting conditions throughout the South West.

Search continues for owner of £1,000 winning lottery ticket

Could it be you? Wadebridge Children’s Hospice South West shop manager Kirstie Madden and shop volunteers Julian Collinson, Danielle Broad and Debbie Chantler are still on the lookout for the owner of a winning lottery ticket bought in their shop.

The search is still on for the mystery winner of a £1,000 lottery ticket bought in Wadebridge.

The lucky Children’s Hospice South West lottery ticket was bought in the charity’s Molesworth Street shop on October 9 but has not been claimed since the draw on October 12.

Shop manger Kirstie Madden said: “The team and I have been asking everyone coming into the shop to check their tickets.

Bristol Airport and flybmi join forces to take Santas on the Run fundraising to new heights

Bristol Airport and flybmi are supporting this year’s Santas on the Run fun run in Bristol on Sunday, December 9 in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

The annual Santas on the Run 2k fun run is taking place in Bristol on Sunday, December 9. It’s the biggest and most spectacular festive charity event, which attracts thousands of people from the city and beyond, of all ages and abilities.

Organised by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), participants are given a Santa suit to wear on the day and asked to raise sponsorship, which goes directly towards supporting families at CHSW’s local hospice, Charlton Farm.

Baby Rupert Will Lead Santas on the Run at Eden

CHSW Santas on the Run runner numbers

Rupert Connor-Latus will be just 9 weeks old on Sunday 9th December when he will be Santa number 1 at Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Santas on the Run event at the Eden Project.

Santas on the Run is a 2km sponsored festive fun run which Rupert’s mum Sammy was keen to get him signed up for before he was even born along with siblings Flynn, Robyn and Evelyn.

Barnstaple engineering firm takes up the fundraising challenge for children’s hospice

Jason Legg of Aero Stanrew presents a cheque for £8,712.04 to Children’s Hospice South West fundraisers Josh Allen and Dominic Scotting

Staff at Aero Stanrew in Barnstaple have raised nearly £9,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Nine teams at the engineering firm at Roundswell, a division of TT Electronics, were challenged to take part in a month of fundraising in August.

Efforts included a Mexican chilli day, prize draw and cream tea, as well as bucket collections at the North Devon Show, Okehampton show, Hatherleigh show, at Tesco Barnstaple, Asda Bideford and after each show at Circus Wonderland in Barnstaple.