Children’s Hospital SW overwhelmed with support shown to them


Photo by Brian Tempest shows players Tyler Gendall and Luke Jones making the presentation

Cornish Pirates’ chosen charity for Championship Rugby Season 2014 -15 was Children’s Hospice South West’s ‘Little Harbour’ hospice at Porthpean, near St. Austell.

In total, the magnificent sum of £4,625.64 was raised through match day collections and a shirt auction, plus prop Paul Andrew’s ‘Face Fuzz’ fundraiser. The specific aim from the outset was help upgrade televisions in the children’s bedrooms, and to also place in amenity rooms.

Cornish Pirates’ players Luke Jones and Tyler Gendall visited Little Harbour last Friday to present the cheque. They also took the opportunity to present a framed 2014/15 team photograph, which was signed by Cornish Pirate squad members.

Mary Murfin, Community Fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West said: “We have been overwhelmed by the fundraising that the Cornish Pirates have done for CHSW and the new larger televisions for the children’s bedrooms with compact DVD players really will make a huge difference to all the children and families who we support.”

Mary added: “Thank you to everyone who contributed to this fantastic fundraising throughout the season, we are all so grateful.”

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