Cornwall LivingIssue #128

Pedals or parachute?

Looking to celebrate the run up to Christmas this year? Why not join Cornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care for their Santa activities?

Cornwall Hospice Care’s 2022 Santa schedule gives you the chance to sign up to a variety of activities, from a gentle and jolly family-friendly cycle, to jumping out of a plane and parachuting down in skydiving Santa style!

“We like to be different,” says organiser Amy Lewis, “and that’s why we’re offering two contrasting ways to fundraise under the name of Santa. The Santa Cycle on Sunday 4th December begins in Wadebridge and follows the beautifully scenic Camel Trail right into Padstow Harbour. Here you can collect your medal and mince pie and stop to enjoy the spectacular Christmas market, before heading back to Wadebridge at your leisure. The cycle is loved by Santas of all ages and is truly a sight to behold.”

On a different level is the chance to take to the skies to raise money. “On Friday 2nd December, you’ll join a team of Santas to literally descend on Perranporth Airfield, jumping out of a plane in the name of our local charity. You’ll have a Christmas story to remember and a reindeer’s eye view of our stunning county.”

Both are the charity’s most popular Santa events and are supported by the Cornish Parachute Club at Perranporth and Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge.

Amy adds: “Every year Cornwall Hospice Care’s festive cheer also spreads through Cornish schools and 2022 is no exception. This December will see thousands of pupils (and teachers!) don their Santa suits and get fundraising for our two Cornish hospices. Last year our Santa Schools raised over £20,000 with fun runs, carol concerts and school dance offs. It was a huge boost for our hospice teams who’re on duty 24/7 caring for patients who need us throughout the year. Make this Christmas one to remember with Cornwall Hospice Care.”

Cornwall Hospice Care