Children's Hospice South West

Housebuilder's grand donation funds children's hospice care

A charity donation is helping enhance the lives of children experiencing life-limiting conditions and their families in the South West.

Children’s Hospice South West has been awarded £1,000 from Persimmon Homes South West’s Community Champions fund to help improve accessibility to care for all families in the region.

Fundraiser Sally Gibson explained: “We are committed to ensuring that care offered at our three hospices is not simply about medical care for poorly children, but about enriching the lives of children and their families. Despite its devastating impact, Covid...

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Exeter Chiefs’ stars surprise children and families with storytime session at local hospice

Gallagher Premiership rugby players Joe Simmonds, Jack Maunder and Tom O’Flaherty delighted families from Children’s Hospice South West, surprising them at an evening story time session.

Keen to give back to the local community, the Exeter Chiefs players popped up unexpectedly via Zoom to read bedtime stories to children with life-limiting conditions and their families who are cared for by their local hospice, as well as bereaved families who still have strong links with their hospice. The children and their families were treated to a reading of Jack Maunder’s motivational kids’...

Exeter Rainbow Run tickets on sale now!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:50am

Families are being invited to get their tickets for ‘Exeter’s brightest’ 5k charity fun run, taking place at Westpoint this summer.

Registration for Rainbow Run on Saturday, June 20 opened yesterday Thursday (January 30), with a 25 per cent discount available for those who sign up early.

More than 1,000 people walked, jogged or ran through a series of coloured paint stations at last year’s event, raising £55,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

This year, the charity hopes even more people will take part in the colourful fun in support of hundreds of children with...

Stagecoach Santa bus pays special festive visit to Children’s Hospice South West 

Stagecoach South West brought Christmas cheer to children this week when its Santa bus visited Children’s Hospice South West in North Devon.

Gary the Rabbit and the Stagecoach elves visited the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice near Barnstaple to hand out festive treats including goody bags and art and craft supplies for the sensory playroom.

Little Bridge House provides respite, palliative, end-of-life and bereavement support for nearly 200 children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Parents can take a break from being primary carers for a few days and...

Exeter University student Niamh O'Riordan-Mitchell volunteers in the Children’s Hospice South West charity shop in Sidwell Street, Exeter. Picture: Tim Lamerton Photography

Why volunteering is so much more than just another string to your university bow

Authored by AndyCHSW
Posted: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:29pm
Giving something back offers more than just a feel-good factor. For university students in a new town, lending a helping hand is also a great way to make friends, learn new skills and help their CV stand out from the crowd in a busy jobs market. Volunteering can also provide a welcome break from academia and add an extra dimension to the stereotypical university experience. So to mark Student Volunteering Week 2019, from February 11-17, we spoke to second year Exeter University art history student Niamh O'Riordan-Mitchell about why she volunteers her time at Children’s Hospice South West’s...

Exeter builders merchant thanks community for Christmas present donations

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/27/2018 - 7:06am

The Exeter branch of RGB Building Supplies is thanking the generous local community for donating gifts to its 2018 Christmas Giving Tree Appeal in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

The builders merchant invited customers to donate gifts so that a hamper of presents could be given to every family being supported by the hospice over the festive period. The donations have now been passed on to the charity in time to be given out on Christmas day.

CHSW Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Mhairi Bass-Carruthers said: “We are so grateful to the local community and the customers...

Dad's memory spurs Kate in Great West Run

This year's Great West run is almost upon us approaching and competitors are putting in final preparations on the fitness and fundraising front.

Kate Lloyd will be lining up at the start on Sunday (October 14) as part of the powerful #keepitlocal fundraising alliance between FORCE Cancer Charity, Hospiscare and Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) to promote support for local causes at this year’s event.

Kate is running the annual half marathon for FORCE in memory of her dad John, the former Exeter barrister and city and county councillor who died last year.


Builders merchant raises over £10k for Children’s Hospice South West

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 05/13/2018 - 11:13am

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it raised a fantastic £10,634 for its chosen charity Children’s Hospice South West over the past 12 months.

Due to the overwhelming support RGB received for its fundraising efforts, which included charity breakfast mornings, golf days, Easter competitions, and branch events, as well as staff members taking on various individual challenges, it will be continuing its support of CHSW and will again be undertaking numerous activities throughout 2018.

RGB’s most recent Easter competition invited customers to make a donation and...

Children’s nurse to Ride for Precious Lives

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:16pm

When you’ve only cycled a total of 60 miles before, taking on Children’s Hospice South West’s epic 205-mile Ride for Precious Lives event could be a massive challenge, but nurse Jo Bingham, from Exeter, is determined to give something back to the charity.

In 2016, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) launched an initiative to encourage nurses to return to practice and retrain as a children’s palliative care nurse. Jo was selected for the programme and joined the care team at the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice near Barnstaple in January 2017 and completed her training at...

Local charities form first-time partnership for Great West Run

FORCE Cancer Charity, Hospiscare and Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) have formed a partnership to promote support for local charities at this year’s Great West Run.

They have launched a #keepitlocal campaign to encourage runners taking part in the half marathon around Exeter on October 14 to raise money for them.

The three charities, among the most respected support organisations in the area, are emphasising the importance of keeping it local.

“All three of us offer face-to-face support right here in the South West – your family, your friends, your colleagues...