“Children’s hospices are places of wonder and happiness, filled with children and parents alike all of whom are truly inspirational” – CHSW
Children’s Hospice South West is an inspirational charity, providing care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the south-west. With three hospices in operation, including Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbour in mid-Cornwall, a tremendous amount of care such as emergency care, palliative care, respite and short breaks, and end of life care is provided.
Moonlight walks under the stars can be very beautiful, though even more beautiful when for a good cause. This weekend, the Children’s Hospice South West hosted a Moonlight Memory Walk is an evening where women of all ages took to the moonlit streets of Falmouth to walk in celebration and remembrance of loved ones. We were lucky enough to have our very own Julie, take part in the walk in this very special 5-mile walk.
“It was such a lovely atmosphere, and so well organised with plenty of marshals along the route to encourage you. It really didn’t seem like 5 miles, and when we arrived back at The Moor there was the most wonderful tasting pasty and a hot drink waiting. Only one or two showers towards the end of the walk which didn’t matter, and Kimberley Park was opened and they took up some of the lanterns to light up the pathway (which people had decorated themselves).” – Julie Pentecost, The Online Book Company
The event began with a beautiful candle-lighting memory ceremony accompanied by music and a special reading. Memory candles are placed inside a personalised candle bag and carefully placed around the fountain. This heartfelt ceremony allows those involved to reflect and remember loved ones.
Everyone who takes part raises money to support those that use the hospices, as well as, help the charity to continue to provide care for children and their families throughout.