BBWA Nominated Charity 2019-20

Each year we support a local charity.  This year we are delighted to be supporting Children's Hospice South West. I hope you will help us raise the awareness of this charity throughout the year. Read a little more about it below from Corporate Fundraising Manager, Karen Mathie .  (Also check out our BBWA Members events page for charity fundraisers)

Children's Hospice South West - Charlton Farm

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the new charity partner of the BBWA.  Founded in 1991 CHSW exists to make the most of the lives of children and young people with life limiting conditions, which means they are likely to die in childhood.  We very much believe in providing support for the whole family and are there for them from the point of diagnosis until the death of their child and into bereavement for as long as the family need us.  We now have three hospices across the South West, Little Harbour in Cornwall, Little Bridge House in Devon and your local Children’s Hospice, Charlton Farm in North Somerset.  This  means that no one in the South West will have to travel more than 1.5 hours to reach their nearest Hospice.   We provide a wide range of support, from respite for the whole family and sibling support to specialist palliative and end of life care as well as bereavement support and we are open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

We’d love to invite BBWA members to visit us.  We often try to tell people about the fun, happiness and laughter which make Charlton Farm such a special place, but seeing is believing.  Each month we hold open days to show supporters the difference the Hospice makes to the families who use our services.  It would be fantastic if you could join us on any of the below dates.  Our open days are by appointment only, so please do get in touch to book in:

Monday 15th April
Friday 10th May
Saturday 11th May
Monday 17th June
Monday 8th July
Monday 16th September
Monday 14th October
Monday 11th November
Monday 9th December

We also have a number of events coming up that members of the BBWA can get involved in, from our family friendly Rainbow Run on the 8th of June to our 205 mile cycle Ride for Precious Lives in July and many more.  Head to our events page to find out more -

Karen Mathie
Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser – Charlton Farm
Children’s Hospice South West
Charlton Farm, Charlton Drive, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PE

T: 01275 866600



Macmillan Cancer Support

Each week, nineteen people in B&NES hear the words "I'm sorry it's cancer... ".  One in two people are likely to get cancer in their lifetimes.  That could be you, it could be me.

Cancer can affect everything, including a person's body, relationships and finances.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, emotional and personal support to people affected by cancer every year.  We are here to support people during treatment, help with work and money worries, and listen when people need to talk about their feelings.

Macmillan receives no Government money and relies on generous donations from the public.  With your support we can help more and more people affected by cancer every year.

Life with cancer is still your life and Macmillan is there to help you live it.  If you want information, or just a chat, call 0808 808 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm) or visit

 The attached link to Youtube captures a snapshot of what Macmillan do

Kaeti Morrison
Fundraising Manager - Bath & North Somerset
T: 07801 307063

Previous Charities

  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Marie Curie
  • Off the Record
  • Great Western Air Ambulance
  • People Against Poverty
  • The Golden Oldies
  • The Genesis Trust
  • Dorothy House
  • RICE
  • Bridge Care
  • Friends of Young Carers
  • King Bladud's Pig Appeal
  • Women's Refuge
  • Little Grace
  • The Rainbow Centre
  • Hop Skip and Jump

If you are interested in joining us please click the link -