Welcome to our media centre

Welcome to our media centre where you can find information on the work of Children's Hospice South West, including precious stories from families and staff.

You can also stay in the loop with all our latest news, access our press releases and sign up to our twice yearly newsletter.


About Us

Eddie and Jill Farwell founded CHSW in 1991At Children’s Hospice South West we help and support children and their families who are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions: every day is dedicated to making the most of every moment. Because life is unpredictable we are here day and night, all year long - whenever we are needed.

Families come to our hospices for planned respite and a rare opportunity for a break, but they also turn to us for emergency care and, when the time comes, for palliative and end-of-life care.

services are free to families who need us, because we believe that nothing should get in the way of very sick children receiving the very best care. So, with little government funding, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to deliver our promise to ‘make the most of short and precious lives across the South West’.

We are absolutely committed to making the most of short and precious lives. The care offered at each of our hospices is not simply about medical and nursing care for sick children, but about enriching the lives of children and their families.  


Media enquiries

If you are a journalist and have a general press or media enquiry, please contact the media team on 01271 325 270 or email enquiries@chsw.org.uk.

Alternatively, we have a dedicated Media Officer at each of our sites who will be more than happy to help if your media enquiry is specific to a hospice location.

Charlton Farm
Little Bridge House
Little Harbour

Charlton Drive, Wraxall
North Somerset, BS48 1PE

Redlands Road, Fremington
Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ

Porthpean Road, Porthpean
St Austell, Cornwall

Kate Green Sue Mills Caroline Swain
kate.green@chsw.org.uk sue.mills@chsw.org.uk caroline.swain@chsw.org.uk
01275 866 600 01271 325 270 01726 871 800



Our news

Our social media accounts

Our social media accounts are a central hub that keep our supporters up-to-date with all the latest news and events across our three hospice sites. Don’t forget to follow our accounts and join in with the conversation - we love seeing all your comments, messages and photos.

Find us on Facebook
With Facebook you can comment on our uploaded content and join our Facebook events.

Find us on Twitter 
Our Twitter account keeps you up-to-date in 140 characters or less. Perfect for those on the go! 

Find us on Pinterest

Pinterest allows us to pin your photos to our boards and upload your own from events. 


Find us on YouTubeSubscribe to our YouTube channel where all of our hospice videos are uploaded for your convenience.


Don't forget to say thanks!

Add a wall post note when someone sponsors you.  It acts as a thank you and a reminder to others in the newsfeed that they need to sponsor you.  When your event is over you can thank your supporters, individually and collectively and do let them know how much difference everyone has made together.

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