Hospice project will feature on ITV West Country this Friday.

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW)is calling for public votes to help it win a share of £150,000 National Lottery funding.

The Little Bridge House hospice in Fremington has been shortlisted in this year’s People’s Project television competition, writes Jacob Harris.

The charity, up against four other West Country projects, hopes to win £26,000 to fund a ‘Time to Play’ project, which will give families staying at the hospice more opportunity to have fun and play together.

Sally Norden, from the charity’s sibling team, said: “Life-limited children need so much care and can be in so much pain that any chance to smile and laugh or to be immersed in play can create a treasured memory for that child and their parents.

“Whether in the hospice’s ball pool, hydrotherapy pool, garden or with arts and crafts, play is such an important part of a family’s stay at CHSW.

“This funding will make such a difference to the activities we can offer, not only for life-limited children but also siblings, teenagers and bereaved siblings.”

The project will appear on ITV West Country on Friday at 6pm.

To vote for the Children’s Hospice South West ‘Time to Play’ project, click here.

Voting opened on Monday and closes at midday on March 13. Three of the five shortlisted projects will receive funding.