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Hospice charity shop now open at Willow Brook

Posted on Friday 6th September 2019 at 8:38 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Chris Judd cutting the ribbon, assisted by store manager Simon George.

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) opened its 35th and newest shop in the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke on Friday 16th August.

The new outlet, located in the mall unit previously occupied by former Carphone Warehouse, offers a range of goods, including women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as children’s toys and games and homewares.

Every item sold helps the charity to offer vital care and respite to more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

The Bradley Stoke shop is anchored by a small paid team consisting of one full-time manager and three part-time assistant managers. They are supported by a team of enthusiastic volunteers, currently numbering around 20.

Although there has been a “brilliant” response already, the charity is on the look-out for more local volunteers to help run the new shop.

There’s a variety of tasks that people can do to help make a difference, from processing stock received from donations, to creating window displays, dressing mannequins and processing payments.

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering can email volunteer@chsw.org.uk or enquire in the shop.

Stock donations to the new shop are welcome and items can be dropped off during opening hours or alternatively call 01275 866600 to arrange collections of large items.

Opening hours are 9am-6pm Mon-Sat and 10am-4pm Sun.

Photo: Chris Judd (CHSW head of retail) cuts the ribbon, assisted by store manager Simon George (on right, in striped jacket).

This article originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 25). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Children’s Hospice South West to open new charity shop in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Saturday 10th August 2019 at 9:09 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of the soon-to-open charity shop.

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) will be opening the charity’s newest shop in Bradley Stoke at 10.30am on Friday 16th August.

The new outlet, located in the former Carphone Warehouse unit at the Willow Brook Centre, will offer a range of goods, including women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as children’s toys and games and homewares.

Every item sold will help the charity to offer vital care and respite to more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

Shop manager Simon George said:

“I’m really looking forward to the shop opening and being at the heart of the community in Bradley Stoke.”

“We’re delighted to be able to offer some fantastic pre-loved items and give them the chance to be loved again, all while raising money for such a special charity, helping to support our three children’s hospices in North Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

“However you are able to support us in the store, whether that’s shopping with us or by volunteering or dropping off donations, please stop by and say hello, you’ll be assured a very warm welcome.”

CHSW relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions and the ‘whole family’ care provided includes short breaks and respite; specialist palliative care; a sibling service; emergency support, end-of-life care; and bereavement support for as long as is needed.

More: Enthusiastic volunteers sought. Stock donations welcome. »

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Ryan’s Ramblers aim to raise thousands for children’s hospices

Posted on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at 9:37 am by SH (Editor)

Ryan's Ramblers charity walkers in Bradley Stoke, Bristol

A group of Bradley Stoke residents and some of their friends are in training for a 142-mile sponsored walk that they hope will raise thousands of pounds for a local children’s charity.

“Ryan’s Ramblers”, headed by Steve Tovey of Huckley Way, are aiming to raise over £6,000 for Children’s Hospice South West, which supports children and their families who are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Steve’s son Ryan was was diagnosed with leukaemia in October 2007 and, despite intensive chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, the 7-year-old passed away at the charity’s Charlton Farm Hospice in Wraxall, North Somerset, in August 2009.

Steve Tovey of Bradley Stoke, Bristol

Writing on the Virgin Money fundraising page that he has set up for the sponsored walk, Steve says:

“The hospice is an amazing place, making as much of Ryan’s life as possible right up to the end. They supported us as a family and still continue to do so. Without the support of the hospice I can only imagine how different our lives would be. I want to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West so that more families can benefit from their care and support in the future.”

The walkers will begin their journey from Charlton Farm Hospice on Friday 20th April and they hope to reach another of the charity’s hospices, Little Harbour, in St Austell, Cornwall, five days later on Tuesday 24th April.

More: Ryan remembered at Baileys Court Primary School »

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Bradley Stoke fundraisers go extra mile for children’s hospice

Posted on Monday 4th October 2010 at 8:30 pm by SH (Editor)

Bibby Line Group employees on Kilimanjaro

A group of finance managers from across the country are the latest to have climbed Kilimanjaro in a bid to raise funds for charity.

A team from the international company Bibby Line Group undertook this amazing challenge in Tanzania this month to raise money for various causes.

Leanne Green and Lee Trego, from Bibby Financial Services in Bradley Stoke, were just two of the team who climbed the 19,340 ft mountain in aid of local children’s charity Children’s Hospice South West.

Leanne said:

“We are delighted that we managed to make it to Uhuru peak and extremely proud that we are able to support such a worthwhile cause.”

The Bristol office of Bibby Financial Services, based in Great Park Road, Bradley Stoke, has chosen to support Children’s Hospice South West in 2010 through organizing and taking part in a number of fundraising events including the Kilimanjaro trek. The company has raised £7,500 with the help of family friends and colleagues, and they still hope to raise more before the end of the year.

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