The total of £25,154.96 will help the charity care for more than 500 families, providing respite care and short breaks, as well as emergency, palliative and end-of-life care from its three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall. Devonshire Homes has donated £50 to the charity for every open-market sale during 2017 and 2018. In addition, the Devonshire Homes team has also backed the charity by taking part in a variety of fundraising events including cycle challenges, fun runs and coffee mornings. Procurement and specification manager Nigel Bowditch took to the skies in 2017, skydiving from 15,000ft to raise over £2,000 for Childrens Hospice South West. The following year, Devonshire Homes pledged further funds to sponsor Barnstaple-based paediatric nurse Lorraine Langmead, who provides vital support for children and their families at a difficult time. Mhairi Bass-Carruthers, corporate partnerships fundraiser for Childrens Hospice South West, said: This fantastic fundraising by Devonshire Homes will make such a big difference to Childrens Hospice South West and the families the charity supports across the South West. We need around £10million a year to run our three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset, and Cornwall and receive just a fraction of this in government funding 14 per cent in 2017/18. We simply couldnt do what we do without the support of companies such as Devonshire Homes and their brilliant staff. Jane Pearce, sales and marketing director at Devonshire Homes, added: We are delighted to announce that weve raised over £25,000 for Childrens Hospice South West over the last two years. The charity delivers an incredible service to children and parents and Devonshire Homes are pleased to have raised a significant amount to help the charity continue providing their amazing support in the region.