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Marina Wingrove our very own Bristolian national treasure has been supporting Children’s Hospice South West for over 15 years.
Marina captured our hearts whilst on our screens with her beloved friend Mary during past series’ of the TV programme Gogglebox

Over the years, Marina and her friends from the Monica Wills residential home in Bristol have raised an incredible £8623.70 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) which provides vital care for hundreds of local families at its Charlton Farm hospice in Wraxall, near Bristol. 

Every week on a Thursday, Marina and friends get together in the communal lounge for their coffee morning where they hold raffles, where all the friends donate an item for the prize basket.

Marina said: “CHSW is very close to my heart, my dear late friend Margaret had 4 babies and they all sadly passed away and back in those days there wasn’t the support for them that there is now at local children’s hospices such as Charlton Farm.

I have also been very lucky to have visited the beautiful Charlton Farm on occasions so I know all about the special work they do supporting so many local families.

CHSW are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and have been professionally supporting families in the South West for over 30 years. Charlton Farm in Wraxall provide resilience stays, palliative care and end of life care for local children with life-limiting conditions. They journey with the children and their whole family, often from the point of diagnosis to the death of their child and continue to offer care services beyond bereavement. Charlton Farm is not just about medical and nursing support for children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family by making precious memories.

 Amanda Leonard, area fundraiser for CHSW said: “We rely on voluntary donations to continue to care for local children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

We are truly grateful of the support from Marina and her friends; we would not be able to do what we do without the energy, devotion and sheer generosity of all our supporters.

We would welcome more support from the local community, if you would like to support CHSW by perhaps arranging your own fundraiser or you are a community group that would like a representative from the charity come and provide a talk please do get in touch by ringing 01275 866600 or email