Charity

Monster Race will partner with the below charities in 2018

  • Devon Monster –
    • Childrens Hospice South West
    • Care For Kids North Devon
    • Exeter Deaf Academy
  • Oxfordshire Monster – Special Effect
  • Wiltshire Monster – Childrens Hospice South West

They will have a limited number of charity spots available for the relevant event. We have set out details of what each of these great charities do below:

Exeter Deaf Academy

Exeter Deaf Academy has been providing education and support for Deaf young people since 1826. The Academy is a bilingual environment of British Sign Language (BSL) and English, and a place where 5-25 year olds are inspired to believe in themselves as they journey towards independence.

We work with our students in a number of ways; providing them with the communications skills they need, tailoring their education and care to help them build successful, independent lives.

As a non-maintained special  school, we receive no funding for capital expenditure. Our current buildings are unsuitable for Deaf children and well beyond their natural life. We are launching a new appeal for a new Academy, based in Exmouth, in order to provide our students with the environment and facilities they need to thrive.

To take part in Monster Race and help raise the £1.8 million needed to make our new Academy a reality contact Sarah at Exeter Deaf Academy: sshaw@exeterdeafacademy.co.uk

Care For Kids North Devon

Care for Kids North Devon is a small charity based in Barnstaple. The charity provides instant, initial financial support to families who have a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or condition, in order to aid families whilst they adjust to life with a very poorly child; such as cover travel and accommodation costs, or food whilst their child receives hospital care.

Founded in 2009 the charity came about following the founders own sons’ leukaemia diagnosis. During this time the founder realised how little support was available at the early stages following diagnosis of a life threatening illness and endeavoured to help others thrown into similar circumstances. We have since provided support to over 100 North Devon Families.

The charity also works closely with the Caroline Thorpe Childrens ward at the NDDH to provide enhancements to the facilities for all families using it’s services; Including providing a relaxing space for parents to eat and unwind; refurbishing the childrens playroom; and introducing a 3D pain distraction unit to help children feel more at ease when receiving unpleasant treatments.

If you would like to run and raise money for Care for Kids ND email: catherine@careforkidsnorthdevon.org.uk

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SpecialEffect is the only specialist UK-based charity dedicated to helping ALL people with disabilities enjoy video games – from injured soldiers to young disabled people who can’t play any other way, whether they are in a hospital, hospice, rehabilitation centre or at home. The charity is based at Cornbury Park where the Monster Spring Monster Race will take is famous for the cutting use of technology including eye control computers.

If you would like to run and raise money for Special Effect please contact: tom.donegan@specialeffect.org.uk

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Monster Race is delighted to again have Children’s Hospice South West as its charity partner for our Charlton Park event. The Winter Monster has now raised approx. £60,000 for CHSW which is something we are very proud of. See the below text for a summary of what this great charity does:

“Family life changes forever when a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.  Parents, who often have to give up work to care for their sick child, face challenges that can threaten their relationship, whilst brothers and sisters can feel confused, left out and alone.

Children’s Hospice South West’s three hospices, Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm near Bristol and Little Harbour in Cornwall provide respite care and support to those children and their families who have to cope with the most difficult of situations.  They describe our hospices as a “door that has opened in their lives” and “a lifeboat that saved them from drowning”. 

We provide a loving and caring place for every member of the family.  A place where everyone can begin to forget their worries for a while, be a family again and find expert help and support in facing an uncertain future. Families come to stay with us for respite breaks and we are there for them to care for their child and support them all as they move towards end of life care and into bereavement. Our care team do everything they can to help make the most of every moment a very sick child has with us and their family, thanks to you.”

If you would like to run and raise money for CHSW please contact events@chsw.org.uk