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Children's Hospice South West targets £30,000 fundraising event to mark its 30th anniversary
Children's Hospice South West (CHSW), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is organising a series of virtual and community fundraising events to raise funds to safeguard CHSW's hospices now and into the future.
The charity needs around £11m a year to run its three hospices and around 85 per cent is raised through voluntary donations. As a result of the pandemic, the charity has had to cancel or postpone many of its fundraising events.
In 2020 instead of holding its annual five mile sponsored memory walk, Moonlight Memory Walk, supporters were asked to complete their own memory walk from home and then join online for the candlelit memory ceremony streamed in the evening. The event resulted in donations totalling over £28,000.
This year CHSW are delighted to be able to offer both a physical Moonlight Memory Walk and a virtual offering and the charity has set a fundraising target of £30,000 for the event.
However and wherever you choose to walk in memory of your loved one you will be helping to raise vital funds to ensure CHSW can continue to offer respite, end of life care and bereavement support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
One local company which has been at the forefront, supporting the charity and also offering its own resources and experience, is National Friendly, the Bristol-based insurer.
National Friendly's PR and strategic partnerships executive Kurtis Reece said "We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to sponsor the Moonlight Memory Walk for a second year. The amount of money we were able to help raise last year was incredible and this year we want to do something even more special by helping the event raise £30,000 to mark the charity's 30th anniversary.
CHSW's Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Amanda Gallagher said; "This year National Friendly is kindly offering CHSW families, as well as everyone who signs up to the Moonlight Memory Walk and opts in to hearing from National Friendly, the opportunity to take advantage of its free Will writing service.
Walkers can take part in the 5 mile evening sponsored walk in Falmouth, Cornwall or can take on their own sponsored walk in their home town and be part of the special memory ceremony streamed live from Falmouth."
However and wherever you choose to walk in memory of your loved one, sign up to the Moonlight Memory Walk at www.chsw.org.uk/