Past and Present Fund Raising

Memory Star Christmas Appeal

Memory Star Christmas AppealJoe’s story has been used by CHSW for their Christmas Memory star appeal this year.

Remember a loved on this Christmas with our Memory Star Appeal. Hang your memory star on your Christmas tree at home and send the other star back to us, we will hang your memory on one of our special trees.

For many families, Christmas can be a time of mixed emotions. For families who need the support of Children’s Hospice South West, the only organisation in the South West providing hospice care to life-limited children and their families, this is especially so.

By supporting Children’s Hospice South West’s Memory Star Appeal you will be helping to give the children who are still with us, a memorable Christmas. For some, sadly, it may be their last.

To order your Memory Star pack please call 01271 325270 or e-mail



Firemen and families raise £522 for new hospice

Firemen and families raise £522 for new hospice

A fun open day at Newquay Fire Station has helped raise £522 for Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal.

More than one hundred families attended the event last month to see what goes on behind the scenes at the station and the RNLI and help build a children’s hospice in Cornwall. Children particularly enjoyed the opportunity to sit in the fire engines and have a go at spraying the hoses.

The fundraiser was inspired by the story of Joe Way, the Newquay boy who would have benefited from having a children’s hospice in the county as he was too ill to make the journey up to the nearest hospice, Little Bridge House, in Barnstaple.

Fire fighter Lee Beresford, who ran the Dublin City Marathon in aid of the Precious Lives Appeal in memory of Joe Way last year handed the money to Joe’s sister Megan, aged nine.

Lee says: “Joe’s is a story that is very close to our hearts so it’s great to help the Precious Lives Appeal again. The public had a great day as well.”

Matt Way, Joe’s Dad, adds: “The fire service have been great supporters and we have seen their bravery first hand, not least when our accommodation and the supermarket at Hendra burnt down seven years ago and some of the Blue Watch attended.”


Party raises £710 for charity Children on the Edge

Joe Party Raises £600 for Charity on the EdgeThe family of Joe Sharples held a surprise part at the Glendorgal Hotel, Lusty Glaze, Newquay, to celebrate his 60th Birthday.

In memory of Joe’s beloved grandson, Little Joe, over £600 was raised through personal donations for “Children on the Edge”, a charity supported through Joe Way Paddle.

Little Joe is the inspirational little boy who touched people’s lives around the country and beyond. His story of hope and fighting against all the odds with a cheeky smile has made what could have been the worse of times the best of times.
His story continues to inspire individuals and business to do something positive and to make a difference.

The party was organised by little Joe’s mum Claire, and her sister, Emma.
Family, friends and neighbours from across the UK helped Joe to celebrate his milestone birthday, as a “Pops”, “Papa” and husband.

Joe is a trustee of the charity “Children in the Edge”, he said “We will always miss little Joe, especially at family gatherings, but we always feel he is with us in spirit. His legacy lives on through the fundraising efforts of the family, friends and complete strangers through little Joe’s website. So many people have been inspired by his story.”

Little Joe’s papa added, “We have always felt privileged to be his grandparents.”

Cornish Businessmen Cycle for Joe...

Cornish Bussinessmen Cycle for Joe

Two local business men recently took on the challenge of a lifetime to help a cause close to their hearts.

 Over four days in June, Dan Morris, of A2B Removals, and Lee Moorse, of Spar on Chester Road, cycled the 320 miles from London to Paris together in aid of Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal. Now back home, and with all the money counted, they have raised a fantastic £2725 to help build a children’s hospice.

Daniel explains: “My sister-in-law worked with Matt Way at Hendra Holiday Park and knew Joe who passed away. She told us that Matt was trying to raise money for the new hospice to be built in Cornwall as Joe was always too ill to make the journey to the nearest hospice in Barnstaple. Having young children ourselves, this struck a chord and we decided to support the Precious Lives Appeal. We set the challenge at Christmas 2008 and serious training, planning, and fundraising began in June 2009.

“Beforehand the feeling was excitement and a few nerves, plus knowing we couldn’t let anyone who had sponsored or supported us, or ourselves, down. “The best parts of the journey were the perfect French roads, the weather, the scenery and the respect you get from the French people who seem to love cyclists. The food was also very nice.

“The hardest parts were the last twenty miles on day three when we took a wrong turn and ended up on a motorway for two miles, and on the last day when I got a blow out twenty minutes from the Eiffel Tower! I needed a new tyre and had to flag down a French cyclist and borrow Lee’s bike and cycle two miles to a bike shop to purchase a tyre. This put us back an hour.

“When we had the Eiffel Tower in our sights it was a weird feeling like the journey had come to an end, but we didn’t want it to end. We would like to thank everyone who sponsored and supported us on this amazing journey.” Studs Sports in Newquay sponsored Dan and Lee with Newquay Football Club shirts to wear for the ride, along with the Precious Lives Appeal logo and a photo of Joe Way on the back.

Motor on down to Hendra for the Classic Ford Show raise £2015.64

Duchy Ford Show

Local Ford enthusiasts Steve Hunt and Mark Roberts, from the Camborne and Redruth areas, formed the Duchy Capri Club in January 1999. Since then they have held a number of Classic Ford Shows in Cornwall, but this year was the first time at Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay.

Ford fans and families motored over to Hendra for a great day out on Sunday 27th June and so successful was the show, that it is to become an annual addition to the holiday park’s events calendar.

The Duchy Capri Club – who meet at 7pm on the first Monday of every month at the Bird in Hand in Hayle – attend many shows throughout the year as a club but particularly look forward to their own annual Classic Ford Show. Mark Roberts, of the Duchy Capri Club, says:

“We organised our first show at Perranporth on the sea front in September 1999 and celebrated our tenth anniversary at Hendra last year when we camped as a club instead of having a show. This year we had a fantastic day with 197 Classic Fords turning up and all the traders, making this the biggest Classic Ford Show in the South West. We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event possible and we will be back again at Hendra Holiday Park on Sunday 26th June 2011!”

The Duchy Capri Club and Hendra Holiday Park have also proven to be a winning combination for Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal, as the Classic Ford Show raised £2,015.64 for the local cause.

Matt Way, Park Manager of Hendra, says: “We were really pleased with the turn out and we’re already planning for next year’s event! The car show raised over £2,000 for the Precious Lives Appeal so the Duchy Capri Club have done really well all round.”