We are pleased to announce that Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is our official charity partner.
Staff unanimously backed the decision to support the charity, which provides care for children with life-limiting conditions.
2023 was the fifth consecutive year that our employees have undertaken fundraising events on behalf of CHSW, which have included a corporate golf day, the £50 challenge, homemade pizza lunches and bake sales, as well as the epic 225-mile Ride for Precious Lives charity bike ride.
Melanie Potter, Head of our Charity Committee said: “We have a long association with CHSW which does such marvellous and important work. It makes perfect sense to make them our official charity partner and we’re really pleased to be dedicating our future fundraising efforts to support them.”
The charity provides hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, offering support for their whole family. It has hospice accommodation at Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall.
Last summer, a team of eight cyclists from the firm rode from the Little Harbour hospice, near St Austell, to Charlton Farm hospice in North Somerset, a distance of 225-miles over three days, raising more than £11,000 for the charity. They joined around 100 cyclists for the marathon Ride for Precious Lives, crossing Bodmin Moor, Exmoor and the Mendip Hills to reach their destination. In total more than £300,000 was raised from the challenge.
Daniela Hopkins, Area Fundraiser for CHSW said: “Cavanna Homes has partnered with CHSW since 2019, and in that time, they have raised in excess of £100,000! We are delighted that they continue to show their commitment to CHSW by choosing to partner with us again.
“Their support over the years has made such a huge difference and we are incredibly grateful for all of their hard work and commitment in supporting our hospices. The funds raised by Cavanna Homes will help our hospices continue to provide care for families with children and young people who have life-limiting conditions and are not expected to live into adulthood.”
Managing Director Grayham Tucker added: “As a business deeply embedded in the South West it is important for us to support good causes in the region with our charity fundraising. CHSW has become a charity very close to all our hearts. We’re proud to make them our official charity partner.”