Journey with our
families from referral to
bereavement and beyond
News from each of our
A special Q&A with one
of our Sibling Team
Our new foodie
way to fundraise
Page 2 Creating new memories at
Little Bridge House
Page 4 News from Charlton Farm
Page 6 Cook Eat Give, our new
foodie way to fundraise
Page 8 News from Little Harbour
Page 10 Here for as long as they need
us; our families’ journey
Page 12 Myth busting
Page 12 A celebration of life
Page 13 What will your legacy be?
Page 14 News from Little Bridge House
Page 16 Meet Laura, our Senior Sibling
Worker at Little Harbour
Page 18 Supporting our new shops
Page 19 News from our
Page 20 Dates for your diary
Page 21 Raise a Smile Weekly Lottery
It isn’t simply
the quality of
the environment that
makes the hospices what they
are; it is the love, friendship
and smiles found inside thanks
to the specially selected
staff who are quite
A very warm welcome to our newsletter
In this edition, we want to focus on the journey our families take here at Children’s Hospice
South West (CHSW). Every step of the way, we provide invaluable support, from referral to
bereavement and beyond, to make a real difference to families like the Gibbs...
“Our daughter Sarah was 16 years old when
she was diagnosed with a brain tumour
and cancer. At 17, she was offered a referral
to Little Harbour and so began, what was
to become a hugely important part of our
Sarah juggled chemo with studies and
radiotherapy with exams. From time to time,
she would pop into Little Harbour for a
well-earned break to recharge her batteries
and to be surrounded by the best care, but
it wasn’t just Sarah who enjoyed visits to
Little Harbour. The whole family immersed
themselves in the support from the hospice,
with Sarah’s brother Steve going on a siblings
adventure weekend, Jane becoming part of
the mum’s support group and myself playing
golf with other dads. We were able to put
our complete trust in them.
The Care Team were with us every step of the
way, guiding and supporting us as a family,
through palliative care and preparing us for
end of life care. It’s during this immensely
difficult time that you realise just how skilled
and talented the Care Team really are. At the
age of 24, Sarah passed away peacefully, in
the very best place for her, surrounded by her
family and large collection of cuddly toys.
Sarah had seen a lot of doctors and other
health professionals. The one constant
through all of this was Little Harbour and
the enduring care from the amazing team
we had developed such a special bond with.
As a family, we now receive bereavement care
from Little Harbour and are most relieved that
this can continue for as long as is necessary.
We are eternally grateful to the whole team
at CHSW and people like you who help to
raise money for families like ours.
Thank you one and all.”
Tim, Jane and Steve Gibb
time in the
Creating new memories
at Little Bridge House
Emma and Mark Smale recently returned
to Little Bridge House for a stay with their
daughters, Evie and Amelie, to show them
why the hospice was such a special place for
their first daughter, Imogen, who died in 2016.
Imogen was born in July 2011 with a
condition called Microcephaly, which left
her blind, unable to swallow and with
polymorphic epilepsy. She needed round
the clock care, physiotherapy and multiple
medications, and the family was referred
to Children’s Hospice South West in March
2012. The hospice provided Emma and
Mark with support, advice and the chance
to enjoy some much-needed sleep, while
ensuring Imogen received the highest
quality of care and plenty of fun too.
When Imogen died in hospital in 2016, the
family brought her to Little Bridge House
to lay at rest in the hospice’s special
Starborn room, so they could say their
goodbyes in the place she loved the most
in the world.
Losing a child is the hardest thing a parent
has to endure. We offer bereavement
support for the whole family for as long
as they wish. For many families, this can
be several years, and our Care Teams are
always happy to share memories or talk
with a family about their child. Families are
offered a bereavement stay or visit and are
invited back to our Remembering Days and
other activities. Our mothers’ and fathers’
support groups also offer bereaved parents
the chance to gather together and share
experiences with others who have been
through a similar journey.
An incredible and emotional 48 hours, jam-packed
with so much fun in the most beautiful place ever.
Emma had some mixed emotions about returning to the hospice with
Evie and Amelie. She talks about her visit in her own words:
“After Imogen died, we were told we could come back at a time of
our choosing, to spend a weekend creating some new memories,
while remembering the beautiful memories we already have of
Imogen. We decided now would be the perfect time to visit while
Evie and Amelie are still young and can take part in all of the
activities their big sister used to love.
I felt apprehensive about going back to Little Bridge House, and
to say this weekend didn’t bring up some real heart-wrenching
memories and thoughts would be a lie. However, these two little
ladies can’t fail to make me smile and seeing them having so much
fun just reminds me of why Imogen loved her little holidays at
Little Bridge House so much. This is genuinely the only place I feel
we will truly feel connected as a family of five.”
The two girls had fun creating some wonderful keepsakes in our art
therapy room, as well as spending time in soft play and the sensory
room, dressing up, Music Therapy, and even roller-skating and riding
a tricycle in the gardens. They each made a beautiful leaf to hang in
Imogen’s memory on our special tree. Evie’s said simply:
“To Imogen, I love you so much, love Evie.”
Thanks to the generous support of people like you, we are able to welcome back bereaved families like Emma’s to
remember and make new memories. To learn more about our bereavement support visit: www.chsw.org.uk/bereavement
News from Charlton Farm
Friends Group hold
12th annual dinner
A dinner by Weston-super-Mare Friends
Group held in May at Weston College
was attended by 110 people, including
the College Principal and Eddie and Erika
Farwell. The Town Crier of Wells was
guest speaker and it was declared the best
yet with wonderful food and excellent
entertainment, raising £2,942 for CHSW.
Team CHSW at Bath Half
2019 was the biggest yet!
This year, CHSW was chosen as the Local
Charity of the Year for the Bath Half. With
a team of 240 CHSW runners, we had
more runners than ever before and the
encouragement on the route was amazing!
If you were inspired and would like to run
for CHSW in Bath Half 2020, why not sign
up today at www.chsw.org.uk/bathhalf
Get in touch with your local
Community Fundraiser, details
are on the back cover, or visit
After visiting Charlton Farm, pupils from
Abbeywood Community School took on
our £20 Challenge. Using their £20 to buy
goods for a cake sale, they then used the
profits to host another cake sale and finally
a summer fair, raising an amazing £1,046.11.
Bringing the outside in
The Somerset Ornithological Society (SOS)
kindly gifted Charlton Farm with a bird
feeder camera, allowing staff, children
and families to observe the variety
of birds that visit its grounds.
Everyone visiting the hospice is
really enjoying watching the birds
close-up taking seed from the
feeder. The screen is set up in the
large communal dining room so it’s
accessible to all.
SOS Treasurer Eve Tigwell, Chairman Roger
Dickey and Membership Secretary Dick
Best were given a tour of the hospice once
the equipment was in place. Roger said:
We are delighted that the hospice is
already getting so much value from
the bird feeder camera. It’s great to see
the camera working, with plenty of bird
visitors, and to know the children
and their families enjoy watching it.
Bristol City Football Club help make special memories
Melanie and her family have been having respite stays at Charlton Farm for several
years as her son, Arthur, has Bilateral Vocal Cord Palsy and Bilateral Perisylvian
Polymicrogyria/Worster Drought Syndrome and requires round-the-clock care.
Thanks to CHSW’s relationship with Bristol City Football Club, Melanie and
her family have been able to create special memories when the club gave
Charlton Farm a season ticket for families to use.
Melanie, her husband, Arthur and one of his
sisters, Evie, went to the match against
Ipswich Town in March. Melanie said:
We were excited we had been given
tickets to the Bristol City game.
Arthur is a massive football fan, so it
was a dream come true for him! We had
brilliant seats near the front and had
a great view of everything. There was
a special steward on hand which gave
us peace of mind; he was so kind and
gave the kids flags to wave. The whole
atmosphere at the stadium was really
uplifting and we all enjoyed it
as much as Arthur to be honest.
Welcome to our new
foodie way to fundraise
Food is very often a constant feature in our hospices; siblings
baking their favourite treats in the kitchens, families joining
together around our large dining tables, our cooks preparing
home-cooked meals for children with special dietary
requirements or simply a biscuit and hot cuppa.
Our services are free to our families, but we need your help to
continue this support. Cook Eat Give is a simple way you can
raise money around your own dining table; every meal however
large or small will make a big difference to local children with
life-limiting conditions and their families.
A bunch of family/friends/neighbours/colleagues
One dining area of your choice
A drizzle of creativity
A dash of competition
Cook Whip up your chosen menu. What will impress your guests
and raise the most? Wow them with your creativity!
Eat Once you’ve whisked up your culinary delights, serve to your
invited guests to enjoy.
Give Invite your guests to make a donation for their meal towards
your fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West.
Your foodie fundraising will help raise a smile for children like Sophia who visits for short
breaks with her mum Becki and sisters. Here, Becki explains how Charlton Farm helps
them to have special time together as a family, especially around the dinner table.
“When we are staying at Charlton
Farm, Sophia is supported by the Care
Team and both Laila and Olivia are
looked after by the Sibling Team. Olivia
especially loves it and the whole Sibling
Team is fantastic.
When we’re at home, if I take Olivia
out for the day, Sophia of course has
to come too, and my focus still has to
be on her. A family outing has to be put
on pause because I’ll have to stop to
give her meds or milk, but when Olivia
goes out with the Sibling Team, she
can just be a child again. They offer
a sense of normality that other
people take for granted.
I come for a rest and a break,
but at the same time, Sophia
isn’t whisked away by the Care
Team, she’s a part of everything
we do. I enjoy activities that
most people get to do every day
with their children, but I just can’t
because I need to look after Sophia.
At the hospice I can play, have fun
and focus on Olivia and Laila, knowing
a nurse is concentrating on Sophia.”
Dinner at home is when the girls want it and I’m holding Sophia,
eating with one hand because I can’t put her down. At the hospice
I get to eat with a knife and fork, which feels like a luxury! We all
sit around the table as a family. That time means such a lot to me.
Becki, Sophia’s mum
Join us and host a Cook Eat Give to support your local children’s hospice.
Visit www.chsw.org.uk/foodie or call 01271 325 270 to sign up today!
News from Little Harbour
Following a talk at
her school, Trevithick
Keira aged 11 was
really moved by how
Little Harbour helps
so many families. She
organised a Wacky
Wardrobe Day with a
prize for the wackiest
outfit and raised a
Well done, Keira!
Flower festival is a
A massive thank you to the organisers of
this year’s Festival of Cornish Daffodils at
St Erth Parish Church in Cornwall, which
raised a fantastic £4,000. Well done to
everyone who organised such a beautiful
event and to the 1,000 people who visited.
Get in touch with your local
Community Fundraiser, details
are on the back cover, or visit
Southern Troopers celebrate
10 years of fundraising
Southern Troopers are a volunteer Star
Wars costuming group that attends events
across Devon and Cornwall to raise money
for CHSW. This year, they celebrate 10
years of fundraising for our special charity
and have raised more than £16,500!
Opening our doors to
businesses for a cream tea
Little Harbour recently gave local business
people the opportunity to visit the hospice,
hear about hospice life from the Care Team
and enjoy a cream tea in Little Harbour’s
dining room. The afternoon included a tour
of the hospice and its facilities, giving a real
insight into, and understanding of, the care
and support CHSW provides and how their
fundraising supports this.
We offer bespoke opportunities for
local businesses to visit our hospices
throughout the year. If this is something
you and your colleagues would be
interested in, simply get in touch with
your local Corporate Fundraiser who
can keep you informed of future dates
Creating memories during ‘Dream Night at the Zoo’
This June, several families from Little Harbour were treated to a special evening
at Newquay Zoo as part of their annual ‘Dream Night at the Zoo’ experience. The
weather was perfect, and our families got to enjoy an amazing evening of fun, animal
encounters, face painting, great food and even a silent disco, all free of charge.
Sibling Worker Lisa said:
A big thank you to Newquay Zoo for
hosting us, and congratulations to
them for being so accessible for our
children and families with their
new ‘changing places’ facilities.
If you know of a local attraction,
activity or entertainment
centre that would like to
help our families
like they did during
‘Dream Night at the
to everyone Zoo’, please contact
your local hospice.
Here for as long as they need us; our families’ journey
Many think a children’s hospice is a sad place and only for end of life care. But we are so much more...
While end of life is a large part of our work, the close relationships
we form with our families on their journey with us are built over
many years and lots of time is spent making lovely memories.
On average, our families spend around six years with us, from
the moment of referral through to bereavement and beyond.
That time is very much focused on making the most of every
moment, and our hospices are often full of fun and laughter.
Our dedicated Carers and Sibling Teams give our families the
support they need to get the most out of life and prepare them
for the hardest part of their journey.
Don’t just take our word for it, our families explain it perfectly...
Meeting other mums was a real benefit. I was
able to talk about a huge range of subjects,
both laughing and crying. I felt comfortable to express
my feelings and realised
I was not alone.
I am a twice bereaved
parent who would have been
lost without their emotional and
practical support. We made many
memories over the years and then
when needed, they supported
us through the very tough,
dark reality of losing a child.
I shall never forget that first visit. I left feeling my batteries
had been fully charged ready to take up
the fight and face whatever challenges lay ahead.
It costs around £10 million each year to stay open, and we’re unable to do so without the
generosity of people like you. Every donation received, every penny raised, every moment of
volunteering, every shop donation makes this all possible, thank you. www.chsw.org.uk/donate
The first time we
took our daughter
e sensory garden
had a heart-stopping,
utiful reaction to
ring the chimes,
Caroline Jenner has been Bereavement
Coordinator at Little Bridge House for over
20 years. She describes the journey we take
with our families to ensure that even in the saddest
times, we can support them every step of the way.
“Support starts very early on, and
quite often it’s when families first
come through the front door as we
show them around. I always encourage
staff to show them the whole hospice
including Starborn; a very special place
where families can say goodbye to their
child when they die. A place they wouldn’t
otherwise have access to, providing time
to just be with their child, time to adjust to
what’s happened and time to make plans.
A lot of families are under pressure to do the
funeral in a certain way. When it’s a child, it
needs to be very special so we encourage
families to celebrate their life and not to do
something that’s expected of them.
One family got all the foliage
from their garden to decorate
the coffin themselves while
another painted cherry
blossom all over their
child’s coffin. Ultimately,
we help to enable the
families to plan the
funeral their way.
We put the right
kind of help in
at the appropriate
time as all families are
different and need varying kinds of support.
Some grieve publicly and some privately; we
just try to respond to how they are feeling.
Sometimes, there’s pressure to get better; it
is unrealistic to expect a parent to recover
fully from the death of their child. It’s about
accepting and living alongside the grief.
Most of our bereaved families do return to
the hospice and in all different ways. Some we
don’t hear from for a long time; it could be 10
years later that we get a call, “I just want to
come back, I need to talk, to be able to talk to
somebody.” Sometimes one visit is all it needs,
whereas some people just don’t want to leave
and come to every bereavement event offered.
I think for many the value is often in coming
back to where their child was happy and
where they were cared for. There is
always an opportunity for families
to return should they need to.”
Some things that may surprise
you about our hospices...
Myth: we only care for the poorly child
The whole family can stay,
and our dedicated Sibling
Teams offer a listening ear
to brothers and sisters. They arrange
a variety of fun activities including day
trips, residential teenage weekends
or crafts, baking and games in-house.
All creating opportunities for siblings
to form friendships and parents to
enjoy a break.
Myth: our hospices are like hospitals
Our hospices are designed to
be like a home-from-home
offering facilities in a relaxed
but supportive atmosphere including
hydrotherapy pools, games rooms, art
therapy rooms for art and crafts, and
much more! The inviting lounge areas
and large dining rooms offer space to
relax and feel at home.
A celebration of life through music
On 15 May, CHSW held a celebratory event at Bath Abbey. Supported by the Abbey and
The Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust, the event sought to raise awareness of, and insight
into the care and support provided by Charlton Farm.
A VIP reception was held before the
event courtesy of St John’s Foundation
at its function room; The Bubble, and
sponsorship from the Charter Trustees of
the City of Bath. This was attended by civic
dignitaries, families supported by CHSW
and long-term supporters of the charity.
Television presenter Jamie Breese hosted
the event and guest speakers including
our Co-Founder and Chief Exective Eddie
Farwell, Music Therapist Paul Morgans
Evans and bereaved mum Clare Toller,
spoke passionately about CHSW’s work.
By way of thanks, Bath Abbey’s musical
director Shean Bowers, Andrew Fletcher
from Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust and
Jamie Breese were presented with artwork
by children who stay at Charlton Farm.
The support received from
the city of Bath has been
remarkable and we want to give
thanks to our guests for
sustaining the work we do.
Major Gifts, Trusts and Grants Officer
or call us to arrange a visit and
find out for yourself.
What will your legacy be?
Our hospices are often full of fun, laughter and happy times, offering an opportunity
to create treasured memories. We are also there at the most difficult of times.
Our Care Team supports children with life-limiting conditions and their families along the
most impossible journey imaginable. You can help them to be there for as long as they are
needed, into bereavement and beyond.
After you have remembered those closest to you, a gift in your Will, of whatever size,
could help to ensure we can continue to support families and make the most of short
and precious lives. Your gift could be part of our future by:
Would you like to find out more
about leaving a gift in your Will?
Or would you like a tour of one
of our hospices to find out the
difference your gift could make
before making your pledge?
Simply contact Rob Emery, our
Legacy and Remembrance Officer
on 01271 325 270 or
Helping us to improve our services, maintaining the fabric of
our buildings, creating new initiatives or investing in our staff.
Creating kaleidoscopes of colour by funding Art Therapy materials.
Paying for day trips full of fun-filled activities to raise a smile.
Supporting our Music Therapy, filling our hospices with the
sound of drums and cymbals, singing, melody and expression.
For more information visit: www.chsw.org.uk/legacy
We rarely have the opportunity to say
thank you during a person’s lifetime, but
please know we are, and always will be, grateful
for the incredible gifts we receive in Wills,
as a lasting testament to a person’s life.
Rob Emery, Legacy and Remembrance Officer
News from Little Bridge House
100 mile challenge
Mark Edwards took on his fourth, and
perhaps most testing, fundraiser for CHSW.
He walked three-legged for 100 miles
non-stop around Bideford’s football ground
between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Friends and family took turns to be tied to
him but Mark alone completed the full 100
miles and raised an amazing £1,770.94.
Old Men Go South cycle
1,000 miles for CHSW
This May, Pete Robinson and his 12 fellow
‘old men’ embarked on a 12 day Old Men
Go South cycle challenge to celebrate his
50th birthday. The friends, aged 50 to 59,
cycled an average of 80 miles per day from
John O’Groats in Scotland to Land’s End in
Cornwall, to raise thousands of pounds for
CHSW. A huge thank you to you all!
Get in touch with your local
Community Fundraiser, details
are on the back cover, or visit
Sidmouth Lions Club
A huge thank you to the Sidmouth Lions
Club for raising £1,000 for CHSW which
we have put towards the new conservatory
blinds at Little Bridge House.
Narnia garden made even more
magical with mosaic mirror!
Our very special Narnia sensory garden has
been given a fabulous new look thanks to
two talented local craftspeople and a host
of generous CHSW supporters.
up her apron
This March, one of the longest serving
members of our staff retired after nearly a
quarter of a century at the charity. Alison
Vogler, Senior Cook at Little Bridge
House, was one of the original
Care Team members when
the hospice opened in 1995.
Nearly 24 years later, she has
hung up her apron after more
than two decades providing
families at the hospice with
delicious home-cooked meals.
I’ve worked alongside many
dedicated, caring, kind and multiskilled
colleagues who make Little Bridge
House what it is for our families, a safe and
welcoming home-from-home. I will miss it
all, but I know that Little Bridge House and
CHSW will continue to support
families for the next 24 years.
In March, Little Bridge House Maintenance
Manager, Gary Hatch, and his team were
able to install a stunning new stained
glass mosaic mirror designed and created
by glass artist, Sue Smith. The colourful
mirror was paid for with donations from
Bideford, Barnstaple, Lyn and Holsworthy
Lions Clubs, the Barnstaple Rotary Shop,
Taw and Torridge Friends Group and a
Mike Hayman of MA Engineering made
the stainless steel frame and Lorraine Ashley
donated the fused robin, butterflies and dragonfly.
Cornwall Glass kindly donated the safety mirror.
In May, thatcher Ian Rose kindly re-thatched the roof of
Mr Tumnus’ hut. Ian, who thatched the original roof, spent
two days giving the
hut a tidy new covering.
The magical Narnia garden,
based on the C S Lewis book ‘The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe’, is full of features to stimulate
the senses including crystal icicles, a
wardrobe door and even a roaring Aslan! Page 15
Meet Laura, our Senior Sibling Worker at Little Harbour
Siblings often have lots of questions when they stay at our hospices. Here, Laura
took part in a Q&A and gave an insight into our dedicated Sibling Teams...
How long have you worked at Little Harbour?
I have worked here for two and a half years. Times flies when you’re having fun!
Can I talk to you about
Of course, we’re here to listen and
provide support. If there’s anything
medically we don’t know or aren’t
sure of, we ask the nurses, carers
or doctors for advice. We also love
hearing stories of family adventures
and what you’ve been up to.
What’s your favourite thing
to do at Little Harbour?
My favourite place is the garden.
I love exploring outside, whether
that’s completing a treasure hunt,
spending time in the sensory
garden, whizzing around on
the bikes or just chilling in the
sunshine with the siblings.
To find out more about
our Sibling Teams, visit:
Can we have a day out to somewhere fun while I’m staying here?
We always try to plan one outing during your stay, depending on the weather
and what’s going on in the house! We like going to places such as the beach,
Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, the cinema and the woods. If you have
any special requests, please let us know and if possible, we will try to facilitate.
What’s your favourite meal at the hospice?
The roast dinner is the best! It’s nice to all sit around the table with the families and
enjoy food together. There is always yummy pudding too!
Kind donations from our supporters
means we are able to offer services
like our dedicated Sibling Teams at
each of our three hospices.
Are you a nurse?
Nope! I qualified as a primary school
teacher and used to work for another
charity running respite breaks for
children and young people who
needed a break from home.
If I’m allergic or don’t like
a certain food, will the cook
make me something else?
The kitchen staff are always very
accommodating! Just let us know as
soon as possible if you have an allergy
or spot something on the menu
you don’t like. I make a really good
Tell me three things that I
don’t know about you.
I’ve jumped out of a plane!
I love cheese and peanut butter
My dream is to go on safari one day.
When I go home again, can I keep in contact with you?
Of course! You are always welcome to phone in, email or even write to us if you
prefer. We are always happy to get back to you when one of us is next in. We can
answer questions, provide support and advice or just have a friendly chat.
Supporting our new shops
Over the last few months, you may have noticed
CHSW charity shops opening in towns near
you and thanks to your continued support,
we are pleased to announce there are
still more to come!
Our Ashburton and Okehampton
shops have already opened, and
by the time this newsletter reaches
you, we will have also opened new
shops in Thornbury and Bradley Stoke.
And to top all this, our successful shop
in Nailsea has undergone an expansion
and is set to generate even more funds
to support the care we provide to local
families in each of our three hospices.
Whether you live near one of our new shops
or already visit your local CHSW shop, we are
always delighted to welcome you as a customer,
donor or both. Our shops couldn’t prosper for
the charity without the fantastic support from
people like you.
We look forward to seeing you
in one of our shops very soon!
Find your local shop by visiting:
Having an end of
summer clear out?
Please don’t forget about us here
at CHSW. Clothing, accessories
and shoes are in particularly high
demand in our shops, but we
always need bric-a-brac, books,
and household items as well
to keep raising money for
Be sure to sign up to our
Gift Aid scheme so we can
claim 25p extra for every
£1 that your goods sell for!
News from our corporate partners
We receive amazing support from our corporate partners who raise funds and awareness in
a variety of ways. To find out more about charity partnerships contact your local Corporate
Fundraiser, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chsw.org.uk/fundraiseatwork
The Exeter choose CHSW as it’s
Charity of the Year for 2019!
CHSW is delighted to have The Exeter’s support in
2019 as Charity of the Year partners. They kickstarted
their year by being the headline sponsors of this year’s
Exeter Rainbow Run, manning the yellow paint station!
Becky Penrose, Chairman of The Exeter’s community
and charity committee, said that the company was
throwing its support behind the charity this year:
We are keen to arrange lots of our own fundraising
events but also to support the charity’s events too.
A huge thank you from everyone at CHSW for your generous support.
to you all
Dave’s charity golf day
Dave Fear and his wife Hillie have
been raising funds for CHSW since
1992 by organising and hosting
Charity Golf Days at Henbury
Golf Club, where they are both
members. To date, they have
raised over £270,000, a staggering
amount that has helped us
continue to provide vital services
to families across the South West.
This year’s event saw 40 teams
play golf, take part in a hole-in-one
competition to win a new car
courtesy of Wessex
along with an
Record year for CHSW golf day
This year, a record number of 40 teams took to Carlyon Bay Golf Club on 17 May for the seventh
annual Charity Golf Day and raised an incredible £17,400. This event is organised by a dedicated
supporter of CHSW, Ian Warne, Branch Manager at HSBC St Austell, and has raised over £90,000
for CHSW over the past seven years! Thank you to Ian for his hard work and time organising
such a brilliant event and to everyone who helped make the day such a great success.
Here are a few key dates,
visit our website for more
£50 Challenge month
7 September Thames Path Challenge
13 September Three Peaks Challenge
15 September Cruise on MS Oldenburg
15 September Great Bristol Half Marathon,
Truro Half Marathon, Skydive Dunkeswell
and Skydive Perranporth
Cook Eat Give month
Jail and Bail month
16 September Charlton Farm Corporate
20 September Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
28 September Banger Rally Challenge
29 September Exmoor Open Water Swim,
Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon
4 October World Smile Day
6 October Plymouth 10k
12 October World Hospice and
Palliative Care Day
13 October Exeter’s Great West Run
14 October National Baking Week
21 October Little Bridge House
Don’t forget you can support us at any
time by holding your own event!
Our fundraising teams are always on
hand for ideas, inspiration and support.
4 November Little Harbour
7 November F i r e w a l k P l y m o u t h
3 December Giving Tuesday
8 December Santas on the Run
13 December Woolhanger concert
15 March Bath Half
Can you help to raise
a smile for CHSW?
If you have excellent communication
skills, want flexible working to
fit your lifestyle and wish to
represent our charity within your
local community, then this role
could be for you! CHSW is looking
to grow our team of Lottery
Canvassers across the South West.
Visit www.chsw.org.uk/jobs to find
out more or call 01271 325 270
Playing is easy
A single play costs just £1 each week
(£4.34 per month) and you can play
up to five times per week.
Complete the form and send us a
cheque or set up a standing order
Sign up online:
Purchase one-off play tickets at
our CHSW shops
Only persons aged 18 years or over and
resident in Great Britain are eligible to
play the CHSW Lottery.
Join our Raise a Smile Weekly L ttery
Simply complete the form below and overleaf in BLOCK CAPITALS and return to:
CHSW Lottery, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 2PZ
How would you like to pay?
Standing order - complete option 1, sign and date Regular cheque - complete option 2, sign and dates
Option 1: Standing order
Please tick entries per week below.
1 entry 2 entries 3 entries 4 entries 5 entrie
£4.34 monthly £8.68 monthly £13.02 monthly £17.36 monthly £21.70 monthly
£13 quarterly £26 quarterly £39 quarterly £52 quarterly £65 quarterly
£26 six monthly £52 six monthly £78 six monthly £104 six monthly £130 six monthly
£52 annually £104 annually £156 annually £208 annually £260 annually
Name(s) of account holder(s):
Bank sort code:
Bank account no:
or or or or
NOTE TO BANK
Please use the ref no indicated
OFFICE USE ONLY Ref no:
Standing order to
d d m m y y y y until further notice
start ASAP or from:
Please pay: Barclays Bank PLC Sort code: 20-51-14 Account no: 20569453 Crediting: CHSW Lottery
The CHSW Raise a Smile Weekly Lottery (CHSW
Lottery) is regulated under the Gambling Act 2005
and licensed by the Gambling Commission,
The CHSW Lottery is promoted by Children’s Hospice
South West (Registered Charity No 1003314),
Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington,
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 2PZ, 08456 888 911,
email@example.com. The responsible person for
the CHSW Lottery is Mark Knott.
Full T&Cs can be found at
Option 2: Regular cheque
Please tick entries per week below. Minimum six monthly sign up required.
or or or or
1 entry 2 entries 3 entries 4 entries 5 entries
£52 annually £52 six monthly £78 six monthly £104 six monthly £130 six monthly
£104 annually £156 annually £208 annually £260 annually
Please enclose a cheque made payable to: CHSW
Please complete your personal details overleaf
Our Raise a Smile Weekly Lottery
Your details All players must be aged 18 years or over and resident in Great Britain
Title: First name: Surname:
Date of birth:
Daytime tel no:
We take your privacy seriously. We will store your details securely on our database(s) and we will only use your personal
information to provide the services you have requested from us. We will never share your details with third parties for
Children’s Hospice South West would like to keep you updated with news about our hospices, fundraising activities and
campaigns and other ways you can help make a difference to short and precious lives. Please let us know below, if and how
you would like us to contact you. If you change your mind in the future, you can opt out at any time.
Please confirm if you are happy for us to contact you by:
Post: Yes please No thank you
Email: Yes please No thank you
If yes, please make sure you have provided your email address above
Telephone: Yes please No thank you
If yes, please make sure you have provided your daytime tel no above
For more information about how we use your personal details, please see
I couldn’t believe it
when I received the
call to say I had won £1,000,
I think a week later
I am still in shock!
Tell your friends and family about us!
We need to raise around £10 million every year to keep our
hospices open, and we know local support is vital to help us
reach this target. You can help by telling friends and family
about us; they can sign up to receive this newsletter at
www.chsw.org.uk/preferences or by calling 01271 325 270,
and join CHSW in helping families across the South West.
Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple,
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Charlton Drive, Wraxall, North Somerset
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