Children’s Hospice South West delighted by support at Bath Half

By Nick Batten on 20 May, 2019

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) – a provider of palliative, respite and end of life care for children and families from Bath – has praised the support it received at the Bath Half 2019. 

The charity had a team of 240 runners for the event, which included 49 runners from Bath-based Rotork.

Hollie Thorogood, events fundraiser at CHSW said that the firm was “delighted” to have been the Local Charity of the Year for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon. She said, “and what better way to celebrate than by having 240 Team CHSW runners; our biggest team yet! The support all along the route was phenomenal and we hope to have just as big a team take part next year!

“It was a pleasure being there on the day to support our runners, and to see so many happy faces spreading the word of Children’s Hospice South West. We’d like to thank each and every one of those who took on the challenge and raised vital funds for us.”

CHSW hopes to raise £65,000 from the event, which could go towards paying for 24-hour doctor care for one year at one of its hospices. With three hospices across the South West – Little Harbour in Cornwall, Little Bridge House in Devon, and Charlton Farm in Bristol, it costs over £10.5 million a year to keep its hospices open. It’s thanks to the charity’s fundraisers and supporters throughout the South West that it can continue to provide high-quality care.

If you were inspired by any of the runners and would like to run for CHSW in the Bath Half Marathon 2020, places are available on CHSW’s website at 

For further information please contact Kate Green, Media Officer, Children’s Hospice South West, or call 01275 866600.

Pictured above: The CHSW team at this year’s Bath Half