Cornwall LivingIssue #92

A worthy claus

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas with Cornwall Hospice Care’s Santas 2019.

Join Cornwall Hospice Care and their title sponsor, Ann’s Cottage Surf Shops, for some festive fun. What better way to get ready for Christmas than to dress up as Santa, pound the streets of your local town, all whilst helping to raise funds for the care of those who are terminally ill in Cornwall. Events this year take place in Truro, Falmouth, Helston, Padstow, a cycle in Wadebridge, and a brand-new event at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

we’re investing in our staff and facilities to open more beds”

Last year the Santa campaign raised in excess of £32,000, helping to fund 1,250 hours of nursing care. Oli Hoare is the Head of Fundraising. “As the only providers of adult hospice care in Cornwall, we know there are many more families who would benefit from our special care,” he tells us, “so we’re investing in our staff and facilities to open more beds. In September we were delighted to share the news that we have opened four more beds this year alone, meaning we now provide nine intensive care beds at each hospice, that’s 18 in total for Cornwall, with more planned to be opened later this year. This directly affects how many people we can care for and our ever-popular Santa events help to fund that care.”

All run distances are 1.5 miles or below and people can run, jog or walk; the cycle is a flat five miles along the Camel Trail, all are perfect for all the family. What’s more, every Santa will receive a Santa suit, finisher’s medal and a mince pie!

To register your team or find our more, visit the website or get in touch with the team.



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"we’re investing in our staff and facilities to open more beds"