Children's Hospice South West

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Children's Hospice South West
Abbreviation CHSW
Formation 1991 (1991)
Founder Jill and Eddie Farwell
Type Charity
Purpose Provides palliative, respite, end-of-life and bereavement care for life limited children and their families from South West England
Headquarters Fremington
  • Barnstaple
North Devon

Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) is a registered charity that provides palliative, respite, end-of-life and bereavement care for life limited children and their families from the South West England region. It is responsible for two of the 41 children's hospices in the United Kingdom.


Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) was founded by Jill and Eddie Farwell in 1991 after spending many years travelling to Helen & Douglas House in Oxford with their own two life limited children. Following a feasibility study, they raised funds and Little Bridge House at Fremington near Barnstaple in North Devon opened in 1995,[1] and instantly provided support for up to 200 families in the South West with life limited children.

The second hospice, Charlton Farm at Wraxall, North Somerset near Bristol, was born out of the growing need to provide additional children's hospice care in the South West. Charlton Farm opened its doors to the first families in April 2007.[2]

This service expanded into Cornwall in 2011. The hospice in Cornwall is called Little Harbour. Little Harbour offers more choices to families across the South West and will also provide a place closer to home for many families from Cornwall and Plymouth, who may find the journey to Little Bridge House and Charlton Farm too far. Children's Hospice South West's £5 million Precious Lives Appeal was set up to fund the building of this third hospice. Little Harbour has been built at Porthpean, St Austell.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Children's Hospice South West". Do it for charity. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Our hospices". Children's Hospice South West. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hospice will be a Little Harbour". BBC. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Goodfellow, Emma (14 May 2011). "Last slate laid at Children's Hospice South West's Little Harbour". Truro Packet. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Three day ride raises £80,000 for charity". The Bristol Post. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 

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