We’re so pleased that, with the help of our customers, we managed to collect £3,662 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) during November and December last year.
The £3,662 was raised by providing visitors to our farm, who came to collect their Christmas trees and to buy decorations, with teas, coffees and mince pies in return for a donation to the charity. We were ably assisted with these efforts by the Wellington Friends Group of CHSW who have been a great help throughout.
In 2017, we raised £2,955 for the charity, so we’re delighted we were able to exceed that figure in 2018.
We have been raising money for CHSW since 2006 and in total we have donated £23,892.80 to the charity. We’re elated to have raised so much money for them in 12 years. Without our customers’ support,this would not have been possible, so a huge ‘thank you’ goes to them.
CHSW is currently the only provider of specialist hospice care for children in the region. It offers much needed support for youngsters with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families at its three hospices: Charlton Farm in North Somerset, Little Bridge House in North Devon and Little Harbour in Cornwall.
Wendy Pollard, Chair of the Wellington Friends Group of CHSW, said: “On behalf of everyone at CHSW, I’d like to thank the Hendy family for enabling us to raise this amazing amount of money.
“We’re so grateful for their generosity in donating all the refreshments, which the Wellington Friends Group helped to serve to customers in the Christmas shop in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We would also like to thank the kind customers who donated so generously.
“The money will be used to support the vital work of caring for the life-limited children and their families in the South West.”
We also donated, free of charge, three large freshly cut Christmas trees to Wiveliscombe, Wellington and Taunton town centres to help them celebrate the yuletide. As a business in th =e area, we understand how important it is to give something back to the people in the local area who support us.
We have supplied a tree to Wellington for the past 12 years and trees to Taunton and Wiveliscombe for the past six years. We love to see our trees standing tall in each town centre and the joy they bring to families who are out and about doing their Christmas shopping.
We would also like to thank our customers for their continued loyalty and wish them all well for 2019.