Cornwall LivingAutumn 2021

Jumping for joy

In a bid to keep beds open and nurses caring, Cornwall Hospice Care has some exciting plans to raise funds this Christmas.

Every year Cornwall Hospice Care play host to hundreds of supporters in Santa suits all over the county, raising money to keep this incredible charity that so many depend upon up and running. Bike rides and fun runs are among the more popular fund raising events, but this year, Ward Sister at St Julia’s Hospice, Lou Ranford, has something a little different in mind for the festive season. She’s going to skydive in a Santa suit, and she’d love for you to join her.

“The last 18 months have been pretty challenging for us all,” explains Lou, “but I’ve been incredibly inspired by our nursing teams throughout the pandemic; day in, day out, they have put on their PPE and continued to care for their patients in really difficult circumstances. I couldn’t be prouder of them, so now I’m going to do something to help keep them caring.”

This Christmas, Cornwall Hospice Care has decided to do some different Santa Suit challenges – in fact some really different ones! You can still get on your bike and do the ever-popular Wadebridge to Padstow Santa Cycle, but you can also do the Santa Paddle Challenge on your paddleboard or Kayak, and if you fancy getting the adrenaline really pumping, you could join Lou and do an amazing Santa Skydive.  

Lou knows what a difference these events make to the charity each year: “Taking part in a Santa challenge will help keep our beds open and our amazing nurses caring, so why not get involved, raise some funds, and have fun together in a Santa suit!” Make sure to go online at to get started, and make a difference for the people who really need it.


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