Children’s Hospice South West

Free Will Writing Service for Supporters of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

A fully advised free Will writing service conducted by one of our expert advisors.

What can you do in your Will:

Leave a gift to Children’s Hospice South West
Protect your children’s inheritance
Appoint guardians for young children
Protect vulnerable beneficiaries
Plan ahead to minimise losses due to Inheritance Tax
Plan ahead to minimise losses due to care fees
State your funeral wishes
Exclude unwanted beneficiaries (estranged family members)

Why Gifts In Wills Are So Vital to CHSW

Your Will is a beautiful way to remember family, friends and your favourite causes and charities like Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

At CHSW we help and support children and their families who are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Every day is dedicated to making the most of every moment. Because life is unpredictable, we are here day and night, all year long, whenever we are needed.

Our services are free to families who need us because we believe that nothing should get in the way of very sick children receiving the very best care. We rely on the generosity of our supporters to ‘make the most of short and precious lives across the South West’. By remembering us in your Will, you will be part of our future.

About Children’s Hospice South West

For over 30 years Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has been absolutely committed to making the most of short and precious lives. The care offered at each of our hospices is not simply about medical and nursing care for sick children, but about enriching the lives of children and their families. Families talk about the ‘treasure chest’ of precious memories they build to carry into the future… a future which will, sadly, be without their much loved child or children.

Children’s Hospice South West was founded in 1991 by Eddie and Jill Farwell after they experienced for themselves the urgent need for hospice care for children in the South West. Their two eldest children, Katie and Tom, had life-limiting illnesses and they had to travel over four hours, from their home in North Devon to Helen House in Oxford, then the country’s only children’s hospice.

In 1995 we opened the doors to Little Bridge House, the South West’s first children’s hospice, to families from across the South West. Little Bridge House very quickly became oversubscribed, which led to the opening of the charity’s our second hospice, Charlton Farm, located just outside Bristol, in 2007.

Our Precious Lives Appeal to build our third hospice in Cornwall, Little Harbour, was launched in September 2007. The appeal ended in September 2011 as the £5million target was reached. Little Harbour welcomed our first families through its doors in December 2011.

Eddie and Jill’s dream had finally been realised that wherever families live in the South West, children’s hospice care is available within an hour-and-a-half drive.

It is only thanks to our supporters that CHSW supports more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families each year, and in 2020, we were able to adapt our care during the pandemic to ensure Covid-safe support wherever and whenever families need it. This means not only in the hospices, but for the first time ever, in families’ own homes.

The charity needs around £11m a year to run our hospices, and around 85 per cent is raised through voluntary donations, including Gifts made in Wills. By choosing to leave a gift in your Will to CHSW, you can leave something behind for loved ones, and also local families that need specialist care and support.

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Free Will Writing Service

Free Will Writing Service For Supporters of Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

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