Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW)

For more than 25 years Children’s Hospice South West has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services.

It is dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of its three hospices (in Cornwall, Devon and North Somerset) is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family. 

Ride for Precious Lives

Three days, three counties, three hospices – one epic fundraising cycle ride

Cyclists of all abilities are being invited to set themselves a challenge by taking part in an epic 205-mile ride in aid of Children’s Hospice South West – and raise £1,000 for the charity.

The 11th annual Ride for Precious Lives takes place from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14 and registration for the popular sponsored cycle event is now open, limited to 125 riders.

The ride is route marked and will take cyclists from St Austell to Bristol, across three counties and calling in at the charity’s three hospices in Cornwall, North Devon and North Somerset.

Entry is £230, which includes food and hotel accommodation, printed ride jerseys and access to first aid and mechanical assistance from an experienced support crew over the three days.

By registering to take part and pledging to raise £1,000 in sponsorship, you will be not only be part of a very special weekend, but you’ll be directly supporting the work we do to help families make the most of short and precious lives across the South West.

Cyclists must be committed to riding between 65 and 80 miles each day, but the event is designed to offer a challenge to cyclists of all abilities, and as long as you start training early enough, even new cyclists can take part.

Clevedon-based global engineering company Edwards Vacuum (part of the Atlas Copco Group) is supporting the event as headline sponsor for the seventh year.

To take part in Ride for Precious Lives, visit or join the Facebook event at

Rainbow Run –  The South West’s most colourful 5k!

Rainbow Run is the brightest 5k around, where you can walk, jog or run your way through 5k of colour explosions and raise money for Children’s Hospice South West!

Anyone aged 5 years and over can come and enjoy the fun so gather your friends, family or colleagues to enter a team to the event of the summer! Turn up in your white T-shirt and leave with a big smile, happy memories and covered in every colour of the rainbow!

Runs take place in June in Bristol, Exeter and Newquay.

For more information, visit


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