Dart Art Day Poster

Guest Blog Post - Children's Hospice South West

Join us for a delightful day at the CHSW Dart Art Day on Saturday, June 29th, from 10am to 4pm at Royal Avenue Gardens in Dartmouth.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of this wonderful event hosted by the Dartmouth & District Friends Group in support of Children’s Hospice South West. Our aim is to commemorate this milestone while raising vital funds to enrich the lives of children facing life-limiting illnesses. Last year, we raised over £3,300, and we're eager to surpass that amount this year.

Formerly known as the Dartmouth Art Weekend, Dart Art Day continues its tradition of providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With 22 talented artists and craft workers showcasing their creations in charming gazebos, Royal Avenue Gardens will be brimming with creativity. Stallholders are carefully selected to ensure ample space for everyone to display their work.

In addition to browsing the stalls filled with art and crafts, guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment, including musical performances and balloon sculptures. Plus, don't miss out on the CHSW tombolas and delicious refreshments, including teas, homemade cakes, cream teas, and sandwiches lovingly provided by Children’s Hospice volunteers and supporters.

Your participation in this event is crucial to supporting Children’s Hospice South West in their mission to provide specialized care and support to over 550 families with life-limited children in the South West. With just 11% of our income coming from government sources, fundraising events like Dart Art Day are vital to sustaining our services, which include specialist palliative care, respite for families, sibling support, emergency assistance, end-of-life care, and bereavement support.

The Dartmouth & District Friends Group works tirelessly to organize events like Dart Art Day to raise funds and awareness for this remarkable charity. Whether you can offer your time, resources, or simply spread the word, your support is greatly appreciated. For more information or to get involved, please contact Sue at tweed833@btinternet.com or on 07955197721.

Children’s Hospice South West was founded 33 years ago by Eddie Farwell and his late wife, Jill, who recognized the urgent need for hospice care for children in the South West. Despite personal tragedy, including the loss of their two eldest children and Jill, Eddie continues to lead the organization as CEO. Today, Children’s Hospice South West operates three hospices—Little Bridge House near Barnstaple, Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Harbour near St Austell—where specialized care and support are provided to the entire family.

Join us as we come together to celebrate art, community, and the invaluable work of Children’s Hospice South West. For more information, visit www.chsw.org.uk.




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