Kids Love Cornwall Living2019

Have some fun and fundraise

Get stuck into a good cause this summer and help fundraise for a Cornish charity.

Oli Hoare, Cornwall Hospice Care’s Head of Fundraising, tells us: “We’re looking for students to follow in the footsteps of the pupils and staff at Penrice Academy who chose us as their charity of the year last October. Their amazing #BringItHome campaign raised a staggering £9,271.81, which will pay for 497 hours of nursing care!”

The Student Academy Council crammed their year with weekly cake sales, a Christmas Fair and a Christmas Jumper Day, plus quizzes, a ‘Tenner Challenge,’ a Firewalk event and a 24-hour sport activity day that involved kayaking, rowing and dancing. “It was amazing and we hope other schools will take up the challenge,” says Oli.

Of course, you don’t have to spend a year fundraising ñ you could follow the lead of other schools in Cornwall that have hosted events like the charity’s Santa Fun Runs. Cornwall Hospice Care provides the Santa suits and medals, you simply choose the route at your school and collect the entry fees.

Whatever you choose to do, the fundraising team will support you all the way and provide useful materials like banners, bunting and balloons. They’ll also tell you about the charity and share stories and films of the families whose lives have been touched.

You may have an idea of your own and that’s great too, just let Oli and the fundraising team know and they’ll do all they can to support you. You and your family could even enter the planned Santa Fun Runs and Cycle in December. There are events happening all over Cornwall, so make sure to watch the website for more details.

Cornwall Hospice Care is a 24/7 Cornish healthcare charity that provides specialist support to individuals facing terminal illnesses, as well as their families
and carers.

For more information call 01726 66868 or email