CHSW launches business club



Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has launched a new initiative for companies across the region – the CHSW Business Club.

The charity is encouraging others to join with them to show their support for CHSW’s work with local children and families in what is its 30th anniversary year.

Several businesses based in Cornwall have kickstarted the club by becoming founding members, including Smarter Changes, Polymermedics, Circular and Co, Watson-Marlow Ltd, Phoneta and Kinetic Energy.

The CHSW Business Club has been set up with the aim of recruiting 100 businesses in 2021, each paying £300 for their membership, which could see £30k being raised for the charity.

Paul Courtney, director of fundraising at CHSW, said: “We’re urging companies to stand with local children and families and help us raise £30k which could pay for 1,500 hours of care. Whether it be providing home visits, virtual therapy sessions or end-of-life care in one of our hospices, you’ll be helping to make a difference to families who need us now more than ever.”

Darren Stephens from St Austell-based Kinetic Energy added: “I decided to join the Business Club and support CHSW to give something back to the community in which I live. My passion and drive for empowering others in improving overall health and wellbeing is key to our quality of life, as a nutritional coach I want everyone to have the chance to become awesome and define who they are.”