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Children's Hospice South West

Children's Hospice South West Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021 …and everyone is welcome to join the party!

During the last three decades, the charity has provided a safe haven of care, support and friendship for thousands of local families with a seriously ill child. And in its 30th year, supporters are being asked to help it create more cherished memories for many...

Health Charity Partnership fundraising appeal in Devon shows a little help can go a long way

People in Devon will be able to give a big boost to three life-saving charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Devon are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 1 to 13 September.

The supermarket chain’s customers can make a donation by...

Five-year-old Ollie running a marathon in fancy dress for Plymouth Hospitals Charity

Five-year-old Ollie Hall is running a marathon in 30 days for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. Taking on a mile every day in fancy dress, Ollie is planning to run 26 miles before he turns six on the 8th of June.

Ollie has now passed mile 20 and is still going strong! Among many others, Ollie's fancy dress costumes have included Harry Potter, a vampire, a pirate, lots of different...

South Hams school children raise more than £2,000 for NSPCC with Rock Star fundraiser

Primary school children from the South Hams have raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC by taking part in a special rock star themed fundraising event.

Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge arranged the fundraiser for the children’s charity following a visit by the NSPCC’s Schools Service team, which delivered its ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme to the children.

The...

Eleanor’s marathon bid to help homeless project

It will be a family affair when Plymouth support worker Eleanor Burston runs 26 miles in a bid to help the city’s homeless people.

For Eleanor will be joined by dad Tim and sister Isobel when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon in May to raise money for the Somewhere Safe to Stay project run by BCHA, a housing charity which has been helping people for more than 50 years.

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Devonshire Freemasons donate £500 to Rowcroft Hospice South Devon

This year as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Peter Keaty can be seen presenting a certificate denoting the £500 grant given on behalf of the Freemasons of Devonshire and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Debbi Shotton Community Fundraising Officer for Rowcroft Hospice.

This year the Masonic...

Hoburne Devon Bay raises thousands for RNLI

Hoburne Devon Bay in Paignton has presented the RNLI with a cheque for more than £10,000.

The team at Hoburne Devon Bay chose the RNLI as its nominated charity for 2019 and initially pledged to raise £5,000.

Throughout last year, employees, holiday homeowners and holidaymakers staying at the Devon-based park all helped to raise thousands with numerous fundraisers and charity...

Marathon runner: “I’m doing this for our children”

A first-time London Marathon competitor is running so that her young children will be able to see wildlife when they grow up.

Franziska Bullimore has entered the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of conservation charity Paignton Zoo. Franziska, who has a background in working with animals herself, said: “I’m doing this for our children, for the next generation, in the hope...

Make 'Walk All Over Cancer' your New Year resolution

People in the South West are being challenged to kick start the New Year by taking steps to support Cancer Research UK.

The charity is encouraging everybody who feels they’ve had too many mince pies or helpings of Christmas pudding to sign up now to Walk All Over Cancer and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.

In the South West, almost a quarter (22 per...

New Year swim to raise money for tiny babies

Hundreds of brave swimmers will take to the waves at Wembury beach on 01 January 2020 to raise money for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. 85-year-old Terry Clarke, from Wembury, is a passionate fundraiser who organises the fancy dress swim every year.

This year, the former clinical nurse tutor at Derriford, has decided to raise money for the tiniest of babies in the Neonatal Intensive...

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