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Registered Charity No. 1003314

ur newsletter Making the most of short and precious lives with your support

www.chsw.org.uk

2012 Issue 1


Welcome

“It’s amazing to think we are now into our 17th year of caring for families at Little Bridge House. With Little Harbour now open, some of our Plymouth and Cornwall families have chosen to transfer to make their journey to receive our care that bit easier. All our hospices offer facilities to help make the most of short and precious lives: see pages 6, 9 and 10 for some stories from our hospices.”

We are delighted to introduce you to our ‘new-look’ Newsletter. As we mentioned in our last issue we will now be writing to you 4 times a year to keep you up to date with stories from our hospices that show the impact your support is having everyday, as well as our great supporter activities and ways for you to get involved throughout the year.

Emma Lloyd - Head of Fundraising at Little Harbour

P 3: Get involved in a flash!

Meet the team Eddie Farwell, Co-founder and Chief Executive is delighted to introduce you to members of the CHSW team in each issue.

Emma Puckey - Head of Fundraising at Little Bridge House

“2011 was an incredible year for Cornwall and Plymouth as the Precious Lives Appeal reached its 5 million target and Little Harbour opened its doors to families in early December. The fundraising is still going strong as we focus on raising funds for running costs of Little Harbour. Pages 3, 4 and 5 are full of simple ideas to support our special cause - why not join our Lottery? You could be a winner!”

Karen Edgington - Head of Fundraising at Charlton Farm “We all are humbled daily by the support from the local communities, whether someone has run a marathon or donated their pocket money, this generosity keeps our services going. For those who are looking for a challenge for 2012 have a look at page 5. From overseas treks to skydives we have a challenge to suit the most adventurous of supporters.”

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P 4-5: Events in 2012 P 6-9: Your impact at Little Bridge House P 10-13: Your impact at Little Harbour P 14-17: Your imapct at Charlton Farm P 18-19: News and updates P 19: Join our lottery

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We appreciate that not everyone who would like to support us has the time to get involved in an event, but there are still many ways you can help which are quick and easy but make a lasting difference. With our Annual Draw and Lottery, not only can your gift make an immediate impact but you will be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Could you be a l ttery winner? Marie, based at Little Bridge House, sends out the winner’s letter each week. “Getting involved in the CHSW Lottery is so simple and costs just £1 a week. You can play by setting up a monthly standing order or by cheque. My favourite job on a Friday is sending out the winner’s letter to tell them they have won £1000! I could be writing to you soon, so join today!”

Annual draw If you have requested them, you will find your Annual Draw tickets in this Newsletter.You can buy these yourself or sell them on, on our behalf. Of course if you would rather not receive these, please let us know and recycle the tickets. If you would like more books please call 01271 325270.

Did you know we are on Facebook and Twitter? Why not join us to keep up to date with events and goings on?

Our services are almost entirely dependent on support from the community.You can help us by:

Get involved in a flash!

Get involved in a flash!

Find out more or join our lottery using the form on the back page!

Flicking through the Newsletter and seeing what a difference your support makes.

Fundraising in 2012,

this could be via our Lottery, donation or events.

Forwarding - help us reach new supporters by passing this Newsletter on to a friend, neighbour, or perhaps library or local doctors’ surgery.

If 500 people signed up to play our lottery for 12 months we could fund a children’s nurse for one year

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Upcoming events

Did you know? Over 2,600 supporters took part in events for us in 2011!

Every year thousands of supporters take part in our events to raise funds. From fun runs to overseas treks, by joining one of the upcoming events your sponsorship money supports the care we can offer our families, and helps make every moment special.

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If your business is looking to take on a challenge for charity, then the Corporate Challenge is for you. A great teambuilding exercise without the costs of a corporate away day, plus you will be supporting a local charity.Visit chsw.org.uk/corporatechallenge for more information. Call 01275 866600 Email corporate@chsw.org.uk

Walk

Our Bluebell Walk offers a great day out for seasoned walkers and families alike with a one, three or six mile walk to choose from, with a country fete after. Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for under 16s (dogs go free!).You can choose to raise sponsorship or you can make a one-off donation instead. Call 01275 866600 Email bluebell@chsw.org.uk www.chsw.org.uk/bluebell ea

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It’s childsplay 6th May

Could you raise a smile?

It’s Childsplay is a Rotary initiative started in 2008 by a group of Taunton Vale Rotarians.You can arrange to walk 100 meters or 10 miles with one end point for all! www.itschildsplay.org.uk

During Raise a Smile week we are asking you to 18 - 24 do something fun to raise money for us! It can be big or small, it’s up to you, so long as it makes you smile! Contact your local fundraiser for help and advice

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This year why not choose one (or more!) of our challenge events. Whether you want to test your nerve, physical ability or fulfill an ambition, there is an event for you.

FIREWALKS

The hottest, shortest sponsored walk in the world! Achieve what doesn’t seem possible by walking over 800ºC hot embers!

RUNNING CLUB

The CHSW Running Club brings together all our supporters who love running. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or an aspiring one there is something for everyone… Virgin London Marathon - 22 Apr Great West Run - 6 May Bideford 10K - 13 May See page 18 for more details

ABSEILS

There are various abseils to choose from - from shopping centres to waterfalls! You’ll get an exclusive key ring as a memento to prove you did it!

SKYDIVES

Imagine the adrenaline and thrill of jumping out of a plane at up to 15,000 ft high! We offer dates throughout the year at various locations.

ZIP WIRE

Zoom along the UK’s longest zip wire.

Events in 2012

Do something amazing in 2012!

To find out more about any of our challenge events in 2012 visit www.chsw.org.uk/events email events@chsw.org.uk

S E G N E L L A H C S A E S R OVE

We work with Charity Challenge who organise numerous challenges varying in difficulty and duration.Visit www.charitychallenge.com to find your perfect challenge!

CYCLING

RIDE FOR PRECIOUS LIVES

22nd - 24th June This three day, 200 mile cycle challenge was set up by Trevor McCurdie, who organised the event over the last 3 years which has raised £200,000 for CHSW! CHSW has taken the event on for hopefully many years to come. With limited places this event sells out every year - sign up today to guarantee your place www.chsw.org.uk/rfpl

If you are taking part in an event you have planned let us know so we can offer you support!

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Special support for siblings The sibling support teams at CHSW provide numerous trips and activities for all ages. Last summer 16 teenage siblings enjoyed an adventurous weekend of outbound activities in North Devon. “I had a really good weekend; the challenges were fun and made us push ourselves.” “Offering these teens time together, away from the pressures of home is a key part of what we do. The opportunity to spend time with others who understand their family situation is very important.” Adele, senior sibling worker.

Remembering Bethany Amelia Chinnock Schuman stayed at Little Bridge House with her sister Bethany and parents. Bethany was just 11 when she died. For Amelia coming back to visit at Little Bridge House is really important. Amelia also decided to raise some money for Little Bridge House with a fancy dress papier mache dragon race at her school, raising £50.53!

“Me and my Mum and Dad came back this year for the Carol concert and I played Jingle Bells on the piano. I am so happy to be back here, I wouldn’t be sane if I couldn’t come back here. I love meeting all the children and making friends with people who understand.”

Did you know? In 2010 we supported 462 siblings at Little Bridge House and Chalton Farm

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Making the most of short and precious lives across the South West


Thank you We’d like to say a huge thank you to Philip Mackie and his wife Lenka. The Mackie family used LBH with their son Nicholas who died in 2010. They have been raising funds for many years. Recently they presented members of our care team with a cheque for £2,500, an amount that was pledged from the Devon and Cornwall branch of The Red Cross of Constantine.

Calling all music lovers

Two Daves, one challenge of a lifetime Dave Chowings and his brother-in-law Dave Leach together cycled 327 miles in just 4 days raising £1900 to celebrate Dave C’s 60th birthday. The cycle challenge took them along East Devon’s Jurassic Coast and over Exmoor to North Devon where they made a stop off at Little Bridge House for tea, cake and a chat with the staff and families.

The inimitable blues singer Elkie Brookes will be performing a concert at the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple on Saturday 16th June to raise money for CHSW. There are still a few tickets left so be sure to contact the Box Office and book yours while you still can! 01271 324242.

Did you know? Little Bridge House has cared for families for 17 years thanks to the generosity of the community

Well done Beccs and Jade Devon students Rebecca Turner and Jade Holmes shared an interesting summer walking the length of the UK from John O’Groats to Lands End. Whilst studying together at university the girls planned their route and in the holidays set off on an adventure of a lifetime! Jade and Beccs completed the challenge in 80 days with big smiles, sore feet, a great sense of achievement and £2,129.23 raised!

We rely on our supporters, if you would like to organise an event get in touch!

Your impact at Little Bridge House

Little Bridge House fundraising

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Little Bridge House fundraising An overwhelming success Last October Torbay, Newton Abbot & District Friends Groups hosted a beautiful Dragonfly Ball to commemorate their 20 years of local fundraising for CHSW. Everyone agreed it was a memorable evening and proved that, as with the life of a Dragonfly - it’s all about living life to the fullest! Guests were moved as Eddie Farwell spoke candidly about the charity and were captivated to hear Steve Laister perform. Unusual auction lots had partygoers reaching for their wallets - boosting the total raised to £20,000. Well done to the organisers and congratulations to the Friends Group - here’s to another twenty years!

What a magnificent effort Thank you to everyone who sponsored our corporate partnerships fundraiser David Butt and the magnificent seven team to cycle the 300 plus miles from Charlton Farm to Little Harbour on an unusual mode of transport - a 7 seater bike! We are delighted to report the 7 completed the journey safely raising a magnificent £10,077.70. All agreed next time they will stick to 2 wheels instead of 7!

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Smiles all round at the East Portlemouth Church Fete Proud, happy faces were in abundance at the summer fete when young visitors to the CHSW stall got to make smiley hats and have their faces painted. A very generous donation of £1,000 was given as part of the profits made on the day. A wonderful, smiley family day was had by all!

With thanks to every single supporter who makes our work possible


The children and families we care for face many challenges every single day. When a child is referred and accepted for our care they are not expected to survive into adulthood. There are occasions, although sadly these are rare, where a child’s condition can alter course from the original prognosis and the child may return to a healthier condition than expected. This happy turn of events was the case for Ryan and his family who used Little Bridge House. The care team describe Ryan as ready to take on any challenge. “My first four and half years working at Little Bridge House were the last few that Ryan visited us - as his condition continued to improve we had to say goodbye! This was an emotional time for both him and his family but also for the team who had known him throughout the many years of respite stays at Little Bridge House. I enjoyed the times I spent with Ryan and will treasure those memories for always, so although Ryan will not be visiting Little Bridge House again, he will always be remembered in our hearts.” Tracey, care team leader

If you are inspired by the challenges Ryan overcame why not pledge to take on your own challenge this year? See page 5 for details

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At Ryan’s last visit to the hospice, our chaplain, Geoff had arranged an impromptu call out from the local police.

Your impact at Little Bridge House

Ryan’s story

Did you know? 3157 bed nights were used by children in 2010 at Little Bridge House and Charlton Farm

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A warm welcome to Little Harbour Key facts: We welcomed our first families in December Little Harbour is our 3rd hospice in the region No family now needs to travel more than 90 minutes to access our services For some families this is the first time they will have been able to make use of our services

Visit days As with all our hospice sites we opened our doors to the public to see for themselves the building and service that they helped make reality through their generosity. “When you walked through the door the peace and tranquility just envelopes you.” “For such a vast building we couldn’t believe how homely and welcoming it felt.” “The tour was brilliant, the volunteer really brought the place alive and we left with a great sense of the specialness of this building.”

“William celebrated his 6th birthday at Little Harbour with cake and balloons.”

Did you know? Over 6,000 people visited Little Harbour during our Sept-Dec Open Days

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To book a tour please call 01726 871800

“The relationships we build with the families and children are so important.” Sam, William’s care contact


Challenges in loving memory

Harbour to Harbour Local authors David and Jan Penprase captured the essence of Porthleven in a book entitled Harbour to Harbour. Depicting images of the whole community, one hundred copies of the hard back book sold out in three days and one thousand soft backs in just over three weeks resulting in a masterpiece of £20,000 raised for the charity!

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Jack Mylam’s family have undertaken sporting challenges to commemorate his short but inspirational life. His brother, Gloucester Rugby player Darren Dawidiuk regularly uses the memory of the brave boy who inspired so many as his inspiration on the rugby pitch. Samantha Wearne, Jack’s mum, achieved a sponsored skydive in Jack’s memory and raised a soaring £3,177 saying it was the most incredible, exhilarating experience ever! Samantha has also written a book called ‘A beautiful boy was he’ which can be previewed and purchased by visiting: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2682078

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Your impact at Little Harbour

Little Harbour fundraising

See page 5 for details on our challenge events

A huge thank-you to Kian One of our youngest supporters, 8 year old Kian Radford, took to the waters of Newquay as part of the Joe Way Paddle for Life event. Kian heard Joe’s story and realising how lucky he was, decided to do something to help others. A huge thank you for being such a caring young man and raising over £300.

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Ladies that lunch Ladies of Liskeard were treated to a Pamper Lunch which left them all feeling revived and refreshed. A very generous local resident provided the venue for the lunch and the Friends Group members including some gentlemen - enjoyed the first of many similar events. New friends were made and a striking £800 was raised!

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Our first family visit Louise’s family story Louise and her son Curtis from Truro were one of the first families to use Little Harbour. They have chosen to transfer from Little Bridge House as the journey from their home to Little Harbour is much shorter for the family, meaning that they can really get the most out of their respite stays. One of Curtis’s favourite pastimes at Little Bridge House was the Jacuzzi. On his first visit to Little Harbour he knew right where he was headed! “As soon as we arrived Curtis was trying to take his T-shirt off, bless him. Unfortunately we hadn’t brought his swimming kit that day, but luckily there were plenty of other fun things to distract him with.”

“My son really enjoyed his first visit. The team were so welcoming to my family and we can’t wait for our next visit. It is an amazing place and all funded by the good people of Cornwall and Plymouth. Something everyone should be very proud of.”

“For some families who are transferring, many are leaving behind firm friendships and trusted relationships with their care contacts. Our aim is to make the transition as easy as possible and we know the roots of new relationships at Little Harbour will be firmly set as soon as the families are welcomed through the doors.” Tamsin, head of care at Little Harbour.

Did you know? Little Harbour has 6 children’s bedrooms that are personalised before each child’s arrival

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The fundraising for running costs is ongoing. To help please call 01726 871800


Champagne and Cornish pasties

Champagne and Cornish pasties were waiting for 6 men who completed the iconic bike ride from John O’ Groats to Lands End - 920 miles - in 8 1/2 days. The men from Liskeard and District named themselves ‘The fatties on bikes’ after admitting they were more suited to playing rugby than cycling. The ‘peddlers’ experienced a few falls and near misses but no major injuries. Most returned to work preferring to stand rather than sit. We think they deserved a sit down as their sponsorship raised £6,465.

Building futures together

Your impact at Little Harbour

Little Harbour fundraising

Did you know? The Precious Lives Appeal reached its £5 million target 2 months before we opened our doors

Award winning company interact with CHSW

South West Women in Construction is the collective name for an organisation of women with one thing in common: construction! This group has supported CHSW as their charity of the year since 2009. In 2011 through a series of events that included an annual quiz, and auction of promises they raised £1,900. Well done and thank you to all members for helping us make a difference.

Plymouth-based Pipex px® has always interacted with the local community, and has an ongoing policy of donating a % of profits to charities every year. In 2011 we were delighted to receive a £10,000 donation when Pipex px® staff came to visit Little Harbour on one of our recent tour days. This is the fourth year that Pipex px® have supported CHSW and we are extremely grateful for their continued support.

Visit us at www.chsw.org.uk

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Family life at Charlton Farm For every family who is referred to us they have a different story to tell. Sadly the similarity between them all is the knowledge that their child will die before adulthood.

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Frances shares her family story “When Anja was a baby at first everything appeared to be fine, then when she was six months old I noticed she wasn’t sitting up yet. She then began to miss various milestones. Anja does not have a diagnosis but there are genetic complications which will be life-limiting. Although Anja cannot walk or talk, she does learn new skills, has a healthy appetite and smiles a lot, especially in the sensory room. She really is unique.

“I adore the sibling team. They are so creative and have so many different ideas. I love the way they have no rules.”

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We always visit Charlton Farm as a family. Arno, who is 10, gains so much from meeting other siblings in the same position. He has an incredible amount of empathy for his age because he has met so many children with special needs and has learnt that everyone is precious. Our visits are also really important for Calli, aged 4 as it gives her the opportunity to play on her own terms. We have really noticed how she has gained in confidence from meeting a range of other people at Charlton Farm. It’s the little things that make the difference. Just being offered a cup of tea is lovely.”

Arno “Michael in the kitchen is a real hero to me as often I won’t have had a meal cooked for me since the last time I visited the hospice.”

Did you know? We continue to offer support to families long into bereavement, often for many years

Making the most of short and precious lives across the South West


Knitters flock to back budgie fund-raiser A flock of hand-knitted and crocheted budgies is making guest appearances around the country, all in aid of CHSW. The flock began as therapy for Andrew Price’s injured wrist, when medics suggested that crocheting would speed his recovery. Andrew, from Bristol, is now inviting people to buy a budgiemaking kit and let their creations join a flock. Members of the flock have already been photographed at the summit of Mont Blanc, at the Brazilian Grand Prix and in a vineyard in France. Bert, the original, is often seen flying at 3,000 feet with Andrew on his paraglider.

A record number of bikers swap leather for Santa suits Mark Regan’s mountainous challenge Rugby star Mark Regan recently visited Charlton Farm to present a cheque for £25,000 which he raised in sponsorship for his mountainous challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro during last summer. Mark described his gruelling eight-day trek as being ‘tougher than any rugby international I’ve played in’.

Over 300 motorbike enthusiasts dressed in full Santa costume travelled from locations across the South West, and rode in convoy to Charlton Farm. The event, organised by Will Brown from Bradley Stoke, attracted record numbers of bikers and raised £10,000.

In memory of Connor

Your impact at Charlton Farm

Charlton Farm fundraising

Ellis, Ross and Robin, accompanied by Ellis’s dad dressed up as Smurfs, complete with blue faces, hopped on their bikes and cycled from Trowbridge to Bristol. Ellis says they wanted to raise money for the charity to say thank you for helping care for his friend Connor. Ellis’s kindness raised £300!

Charlton Farm is 5 years old this year!

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Charlton Farm fundraising Generous musicians ‘Bring Down The House’ for CHSW Modern Jive class ‘Portishead LeRoc’ raised £1,100 through a dance night starring the energetic and talented 14-piece band ‘Bring Down The House’. Class teacher and dance organiser Heather Parsons said, “It was an amazing night, the band was brilliant and the dance floor was busy until 1am! It was great to raise so much money for CHSW”. The band generously gave up their time for this annual event and have helped Portishead LeRoc and their supporters to raise over £6,862 over the past four years.

107 mile ‘Tour de Farce’ cycle challenge Bristol-based company Graphic Packaging raised over £5,000 through their second cycle challenge, Tour de Farce, a 107 mile 2 day cycle around Bristol. 42 cyclists, made up of Graphic Packaging staff and their clients, completed the scenic route which took them around Chew Valley Lakes, Cheddar Gorge, Brean, Weston super Mare beach front before ending on the Bristol to Bath cycle path along the River Avon.

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Did you know? We have almost 100 Friends Groups across the South West dedicated to raising funds for us

Pieminister help raise a smile for bereaved siblings Award winning Bristol company, Pieminister recently hosted a get together for bereaved teenage siblings. Hannah (17) and Gemma (13) joined sibling workers at Pieminister’s Stoke’s Croft café for an evening of catching up and delicious pies followed by a trip to the cinema. For the teenagers, whose brothers died at Charlton Farm, the evening was an opportunity to talk to someone with similar experiences. Hannah described Charlton Farm as holding ‘many happy memories and feelings, just like a happy home’.

If your business would like to support us get in touch!


Your impact at Charlton Farm

StarMums weekend The first StarMums weekend was recently held at Charlton Farm. Twelve bereaved mums stayed at Charlton Farm’s farmhouse for a weekend filled with chat, laughter and tears. The weekend certainly started with a bang as The Downs School kindly invited the group to their firework display. After watching the school’s display the Mums returned to the farmhouse to let off some lanterns in the car park with members of the care team. Being quite a windy evening the lanterns didn’t quite go as they had hoped; almost floating into a nearby tree. Luckily no harm was done and everyone had a good laugh at the thought of their children being together looking down at their mums crying and laughing in the pitch black car park! The care team served the group with a reviving breakfast of bacon sandwiches and tea in the morning before they returned home. “As always it was a privilege to support the StarMums group, no more so than when the mums lit lanterns at midnight in memory of their children... There were tears and laughter and I know that being together as a group gave them a real emotional strength which was humbling to witness.” Julie, care team leader

A weekend filled with chat, laughter and tears

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Did you know? We are on the end of a phone 24 hours a day, all year round for mums, dads, grandparents or siblings to ring if they just need to talk

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Other news There are many running events coming up: Great West Run - 6th May Bideford 10K - 13th May Bristol 10K - 20th May Plymouth Half Marathon - 3rd June Bristol Half Marathon - 30th Sept

CHSW is Charity of the Year for Plymouth half and Bristol half

BRISTOL HALF MARATHON

CHSW are delighted to have been chosen by Run Bristol as the local charity partner for the Bristol Half Marathon 2012 and 2013. We have up to 200 charity gold bond places available in the half marathon for our runners, or if you have your own place you can choose to fundraise for us. If running isn’t your thing, we are looking for volunteer race marshals or you could join one of our cheer points, and support the runners as they run the fantastic historical route around Bristol.

PLYMOUTH HALF MARATHON

We are delighted to have been chosen by Plymouth Half Marathon as their local charity of the year. This is particularly poignant as we welcome our newest families through the doors at Little Harbour for the life-limited children and their families of Plymouth and Cornwall. June 2012 marks the 18th year of the Plymouth Half Marathon - why not join team CHSW and help us make a difference to the families who use our special services? With eleven weeks left to train there’s just enough time to enter the race so what are you waiting for?

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Banger’s Big Bike Ride Somerset County Cricket Club captain Marcus Trescothick was delighted to raise £37,000 from Banger’s Big Bike Ride in September 2011 - a 300 mile, five day ride. Marcus said “Visiting the three hospices was very humbling and I have nothing but admiration for everyone involved with CHSW. They do such a fantastic job to look after the children and families who need them at such a difficult time and they really do make a real difference..” Our thanks go to the many businesses and individuals who supported the event. Especially Clydesdale Bank who generously sponsored the event. Marcus has now announced that he plans to take on a 400 mile ride in September 2012!

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Our Corporate Supporters are vital to us, from sponsoring events to offering Gifts in Kind: there are so many ways your business can get involved. Mike Rapps of Gregg Latchams LLP Solicitors is involved on both a personal and professional level. CHSW have also partnered with Gregg Latchams LLP solicitors and two other firms to offer a discounted Will writing service for our supporters. In these exclusive partnerships you (and your husband/wife/partner) will be able to make your basic Will(s) with a solicitor in your area, at a reduced cost. For each Will written a donation will also be made to us at no cost to you. For further information on the CHSW discounted Will writing scheme please get in touch with Rob Emery at Little Bridge House.

News and updates

Gifts in Wills

*CHSW does not endorse any businesses.

“My wife and I have both had the privilege of a tour at Charlton Farm and we came away inspired to help in some way. We are working with the friendly team at CHSW to find some suitable volunteering opportunities this year and are really excited to be involved.” Mike Rapps

Inheritance Tax update

The inheritance tax threshold is the amount up to which an estate will have no inheritance tax to pay. Currently, this threshold is set at £325,000 with inheritance tax payable at 40% on any amount over. The Legacy10 campaign, announced in the last budget and effective from 6th April 2012,will mean that anyone leaving 10% or more of their estate to charity in their Will can reduce the inheritance tax due against their estate from 40% to 36%. For further information and advice about inheritance tax planning speak to your solicitor or tax advisor.

Business Awards winners A fabulous evening was had at Powderham Castle as we celebrated the achievements of the winners and finalists in the inaugural Children’s Hospice South West Business Awards in February 2012. The range of categories in these prestigious awards reflects the diverse nature of the achievements made by our corporate supporters during the last twelve months and the Business Awards was our small way of saying “thank you” for their invaluable support. See the website for a full winner’s list and ways for your company to get involved for 2013.

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business awards Fully sponsored by

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Communication preferences It is very important to CHSW that we communicate with you using your preferred format and in the most cost effective way for the charity. If you are happy to continue receiving these 4-yearly Newsletters by post then you don’t need to do anything. If you would prefer to receive these via email or not at all just let us know on 01271 325270.

Registered Charity No. 1003314 Registered in England No. 2620879

Children’s Hospice South West (Head Office) Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 2PZ Tel: 01271 325270

Children’s Hospice South West Charlton Farm, Charlton Drive, Wraxall, North Somerset BS48 1PE Tel: 01275 866600

Children’s Hospice South West Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6AZ Tel: 01726 871800

Our services are almost entirely dependent on support from the community.You can help us by: Flicking through the Newsletter and seeing what a difference your support makes. Fundraising in 2012, this could be via our Lottery, donation or events. Forwarding - help us reach new supporters by passing this Newsletter on to a friend, neighbour, or perhaps library or local doctors’ surgery.

Visit us at www.chsw.org.uk or find us on Facebook

and Twitter


Sign up to our l ttery today! Joining the CHSW lottery is a really simple way to support us. Debbie from Bodmin was one of the weekly £1,000 winners in January 2011.

“I was shopping in St Austell with my son Connor and we stopped to talk to the charity volunteer in Homebase promoting the Children’s Hospice South West lottery. We explained to my little boy why some people need Little Harbour, and that it helps families whose children are very poorly and gives them a place they can stay together and have support and care close to home and family. My young son and I agreed that it would be a very good cause to support and I signed up for a two ticket monthly subscription costing just under £10 a month. Like many people at the moment, as much as I would have loved to I wouldn’t have been able to donate £100 to CHSW as a one off sum, but by joining the lottery, I am making this donation spread over a year and supporting a vital resource in our local area. It was a huge surprise to open my post and discover I’d won the £1000!

I encourage anyone who is looking for a simple way to help to consider joining the lottery. Who knows? You might be a winner too!”

For more information please call 0870 626 16 or visit www.chsw.clublottery.co.uk

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3. Your details BLOCK CAPITALS PLEASE Full name................................................................................................................. Your address........................................................................................................................................................ ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Postcode............................................................ Tel no. ................................................................................................................................... Email........................................................................................................................................................ Please return this form in the Freepost envelope provided to: CHSW Lottery, FREEPOST (swb30894), Barnstaple EX31 2ZZ All the data we hold is gathered and managed in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). We will not disclose any information supplied by you to any third party organisations. Lottery operated on behalf of Children’s Hospice South West and registered with the Gambling Commission. All profits go to CHSW registered charity number 1003314. The person responsible for the promotion of this lottery is Alana Marie Smith, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple, EX31 2PZ.

CHSW Newsletter Spring 2012  

Welcome to The Children's Hospice South West quarterly newsletter fro Spring 2012

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