Wear your wellies for the children's hospice

CHILDREN'S Hospice South West supporters in Chulmleigh will be making a big splash for the charity next month in their wellies! Members of town's hospice friends' group will be among hundreds of fund-raisers wearing their wellington boots on a special W

CHILDREN'S Hospice South West supporters in Chulmleigh will be making a big splash for the charity next month - in their wellies!Members of town's hospice friends' group will be among hundreds of fund-raisers wearing their wellington boots on a special Wear Your Wellies Day on Friday, April 24.The annual event, set up by the charity to mark the first anniversary of the official opening of their second hospice at Charlton Farm, near Bristol, invites people to pay a �1 and wear their wellies to work or to school. "Alternatively why not ask friends and family to sponsor you �1 to wear your wellies at home all day or down to the shops," said children's hospice spokesperson, Sophie Lerwill.On the day, the Chulmleigh Friends will be collecting donations on the Red Lion corner. Member Di Sweeney said Chulmleigh showed huge support for last year's Wear Your Wellies Day. She said: "Chulmleigh supports Children's Hospice South West so well. Last year, we had complete strangers drive past, pull up and give us a �10 note; it was absolutely amazing.""On Valentines Day, we held a coffee morning that raised �457.50 in just over two hours."Ian Roome, community hospice fundraiser, added: "This is a really fun, fund-raising event which helps to raise vital funds for Children's Hospice South West. "Many schools and companies across the South West have already signed up, which is great news. It's really simple for people to get involved - all they need to do is to pay �1 to wear their wellies." To find out more about the event, telephone Ian Roome at Little Bridge House on (01271) 325270 or visit www.chsw.org.uk


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