Scilly Expected to Raise Around £7000 For CHSW This Year

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The Isles of Scilly is expected to raise around £7000 pounds for the Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) this year.

CHSW provide hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family across the South West. The care they offer is wide ranging; respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care.

They operate three hospices; Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbour which is near St Austell in Cornwall. 

Helen Glenn who is spearheading the fundraising initiatives in Scilly spoke to Will this week to talk about the fundraising this year and a few more events taking place this weekend (please note the lunch at the Bell Rock Hotel is now fully booked).

Helen Glenn from the CHSW in the Radio Scilly Studio.

Helen Glenn from the CHSW in the Radio Scilly Studio.

Helen said: "We've got around £4000 in the pot so far and George raises a good 2 and Half so it's going to be a good total this year."

There are events taking place this weekend so the total is expected to rise. 

Helen added "We had a fantastic donation from Sibleys at the beginning of the year which was really, really helpful and then an amazing donation from Martin Douglas."

Martin raised a £1000 from his book and CD sale outside the chemist in Hugh Town over the course of the year.

In the last year or so Helen has taken over the main organising of the fundraising activities from George Teideman and Will started off by asking Helen how she was finding the role. 

Have a listen below...