Children’s hospice bowled over by the support from the Ardagh

November 01 2016

Members of Ardagh Bowling and Sports Club, based in the Ardagh Pavilion in the centre of Horfield Common recently visited Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm just outside of Bristol.

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Members of Ardagh Bowling and Sports Club, based in the Ardagh Pavilion in the centre of Horfield Common recently visited Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm just outside of Bristol.

Both the Club Secretary and President presented Senior Fundraiser, Tamara Downes, with a cheque for £950 which was the result of the club’s 90th Celebration and the match to celebrate ‘The Captain’s Day’. 

The Club members were then invited for a tour of the children’s hospice by volunteer tour guide Colin Easterbrook, who has been giving service to Charlton Farm since it opened in nearly ten years ago. The hospice is a lifeline to families who need it, offering care and support during the most difficult times. In addition to emergency and end-of-life care, many families use CHSW for much needed respite care.

Bob Bradshaw, Secretary of the Club said, ‘We saw for ourselves the wonderful facilities the hospice provides for those children who are life-limited and can stay with their parents and friends where they have respite and fun under the care of a dedicated staff.’

Tamara Downes said, ‘We are so grateful to everyone involved with the fundraising for Charlton Farm. Donations like these are so important to the children and families we support and enable us to continue supporting local families well into the future.’

Once a month CHSW’s Charlton Farm opens its doors and offers guided tours to show people exactly why their support is so valuable.  For more information about visiting, see www.chsw.org.uk/opendays