Hildy’s Year raises £11,000 for Children’s Hospice South West
James Hildreth recently visited the Children’s Hospice South West to present a donation for £11,000, which had been raised through various fundraising activities during his testimonial year.
James’s support of CHSW included the epic ‘Hildy’s Hospice Hike’ which took place in October 2017. The hike involved James, Adam Dibble, Ross Ward & Mark Turner embarking on an incredible 130 mile trek from CHSW’s Little Bridge House hospice in Devon to its Little Harbour hospice in Cornwall. The group had to endure horrendous gales and rain, yet still managed to complete the journey.
Eddie Farwell, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of CHSW said: “We cannot thank James enough for his support over the last year. It was a real privilege to witness James playing at the charity matches in our region and the heroic efforts of Hildy’s Hike will not go unforgotten! The support of James and his colleagues has been tremendous, and we really do appreciate all the long hours and dedication that James has given into supporting Little Bridge House and Children’s Hospice South West as a whole.”
James added “I’m very pleased to have been able to support Children’s Hospice South West throughout my Testimonial Year and indeed will continue to do so as and when I can. All three of their hospices do the most incredible work looking after children with life-limiting illnesses as well as giving invaluable support to their siblings and parents. I’m completely bowled over whenever I visit CHSW and see what a fantastic job they do in caring for the children.”
Children’s Hospice South West is there for families from the point of diagnosis through to bereavement and beyond. The charity currently offers medical care and respite support for over 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the region, and each year the charity needs to raise over £9.8 million from voluntary donations to maintain it services.
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