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New children's hospice complete

15 March 07 07:48 GMT

A new hospice, specially built for the families of terminally ill children in the West, has been completed.

Charlton Farm at Wraxall in North Somerset has taken two years to build and is capable of caring for 400 families a year.

It cost £15m and was paid for by the fundraising campaign Babe's Big Appeal.

It will be run by the charity Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) which runs the region's first hospice, Little Bridge House, in north Devon.

It will cost CHSW £3m a year to run Charlton Farm.

The Grade II listed building includes a main farmhouse and several barns set in 150 acres of pastureland.

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