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West Country house builder raises over £25,000 for Children’s Hospice South West

14 February 2019

Local independent house builder, Devonshire Homes, has helped fundraise thousands of pounds for the charity that provides vital hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

Having supported Children’s Hospice South West for two years, Devonshire Homes has raised a total of £25,154.96. The funds will help the charity care for more than 500 families, providing respite care and short breaks, as well as emergency, palliative and end-of-life care from its three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall.

Devonshire Homes has donated £50 to the charity for every open-market sale during 2017 and 2018. In addition, the Devonshire Homes team have also backed the charity by taking part in a variety of fundraising events including cycle challenges, fun runs and coffee mornings.

Procurement and Specification Manager Nigel Bowditch took to the skies in 2017, skydiving from 15,000ft to raise over £2,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

The following year, Devonshire Homes pledged further funds to sponsor Barnstaple-based paediatric nurse, Lorraine Langmead. Having been a Paediatric Nurse at Little Bridge House in Fremington for over 10 years, Lorraine provides vital support for children and their families at a difficult time.

Mhairi Bass-Carruthers, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West commented:

“This fantastic fundraising by Devonshire Homes will make such a big difference to Children’s Hospice South West and the families the charity supports across the South West.
“We need around £10million a year to run our three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset, and Cornwall and receive just a fraction of this in government funding – 14 per cent in 2017/18.
“We simply couldn’t do what we do without the support of companies such as Devonshire Homes and their brilliant staff, who manage to find the time to do incredible things for us alongside their very busy day jobs.”

Jane Pearce, Sales and Marketing Director at Devonshire Homes, commented: “We are delighted to announce that we’ve raised over £25,000 for Children’s Hospice South West over the last two years. The charity delivers an incredible service to children and parents and Devonshire Homes are pleased to have raised a significant amount to help the charity continue providing their amazing support in the region.”