We’re delighted that Freda Parkinson from Stawley, who is a volunteer for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), could declare us officially open for the festive season. Freda cut the official ribbon on Friday, November 17 and launched our newly extended Christmas shop, which has now nearly doubled in size to 2,250 square feet.
Freda was chosen from the numerous volunteers that help raise vital funds for the charity annually. We have a great relationship with the volunteers and they all work very hard locally for this exceptionally worthy cause.
Freda has been a member of the Wellington Friends Group of CHSW since it began 16 years ago. We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge her and all the hard-working volunteers and thank them for their commitment to the charity, hence why she was our VIP ribbon cutter on the day.
Once again, this year, we’re hoping to collect as much money as possible for CHSW from the sale of mince pies and teas and coffees, aided by local volunteers for the charity, from our launch event through to our last day of trading before Christmas on December 23. Last year we raised £2,686 for the organisation.
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.
We offer a large selection of Christmas decorations to suit a range of festive themes from decorations that sparkle to Nordic and retro items. We also stock fresh, handmade Christmas wreaths. Come along to get some new decorations for your home and see our displays and then pick up your fresh tree in early December.
Photograph caption: (From left to right) Trudy Hendy, Shop Manager at Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, Freda Parkinson, a CHSW volunteer, Nick Hendy, Manager at Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm and Ann Hendy, officially launched the newly extended Christmas shop.