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Fantastic fundraising finale for Mia

Ten-year-old Mia Richardson has made it to John O’Groats on her cross trainer – a 1347-kilometre ‘magic’ journey from Land’s End that has so far raised more than £18,500 for Cornwall Care’s Blackwood House in Camborne. Mia ran the final 10k in front of a socially...

Carrying a carrot for charity

Brewin Dolphin staff in Devon and Cornwall love a challenge. Having chosen Farms for City Children as their annual charity, they weren’t going to let a pandemic stop them from fundraising. The question was, what to do and how to do it? The answer came in the shape of...

Working in partnership for safe Camborne re-opening

BID Camborne and Camborne Town Council (CTC) are working in close partnership to ensure the safe re-opening of businesses from Monday 15 June. An application has been submitted to Cornwall Council to help fund a range of measures that include installing two sanitiser...

Volunteers give Falmouth care home garden a magical makeover

A team of volunteers worked all day to spruce up the gardens of the Trevern care home in Falmouth. The home, which looks after 40 people with dementia and nursing needs, is the sixth of Cornwall Care’s 16 homes to have its outdoor space transformed. Cornwall Care is...

Carer’s children smash their fundraising target

Ten-year-old Mason Nelmes and his eight-year-old sister, Phoebe, have walked 154 miles during their daily exercise time over the last month to help fund the purchase of a magic table at Penberthy, a Cornwall Care home in Newquay. On Saturday, Phoebe’s eighth birthday,...

Double tragedy for carer

Sue Aldridge is a kind, self-deprecating lady who has made a career out of helping others. As the manager of Penberthy, a residential home run by Cornwall Care in Newquay, she has been working night and day with her equally devoted team to keep COVID-19 at bay. There...

Making scrubs for Cornwall

Volunteers at a Redruth-based manufacturing company have been helping make scrubs for health workers in Cornwall. DM Orthotics (DMO) has remained operational throughout the current coronavirus pandemic. The business, which has just celebrated its fifteenth birthday...

Learning the route to the pool

Dan Lowe is missing his twice weekly swimming sessions in the pool at Bodmin Leisure Centre. Whilst no longer able to swim, however, he still walks there regularly from home with his mum and new canine companion, Lenny. Dan has been blind since birth and Lenny is his...

Children walk for Penberthy residents

Seven-year-old Phoebe Nelmes and her ten-year-old brother Mason love visiting Penberthy in Newquay. Their mum Patricia is a senior carer who has worked full-time at the home for the last sixteen years. The children even got to spend Christmas Day 2019 there - handing...

Strong local opposition to Polstrong appeal

An appeal to overturn a Cornwall Council decision to reject plans for an out of town development on land north of Roseworthy Hill, known as Polstrong, is facing strong opposition from BID Camborne and the hundreds of local businesses the Business Improvement District...

Mia’s magic journey continues

10-year-old Mia Richardson embarked on a marathon effort to raise money for the care home her mum, Bernie, works in on 2 April. Her goal was to run the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats – 1347 kilometres – on the family cross-trainer.  Since then, Mia, from...

Trevithick Day at home celebration

Coronavirus may have stopped Camborne’s annual and very popular Trevithick Day festivities taking place in the town’s main street this Saturday, but people are still being encouraged to mark the occasion with memories, videos and music. Since 1984, residents have been...

Care Christmas card competition launched

With summer on the horizon it may seem bizarre but, with many of us having a lot of lockdown time to fill, Cornwall Care is launching a Christmas card competition. Entries are being invited in five different age brackets on the theme of ‘Caring for Cornwall’. Winners...

Easter egg donations to Cornwall Care staff

Easter is going to be different for many of us this year but, thanks to the generosity of local food outlets, Easter eggs will still be on the menu for hard-pressed Cornwall Care staff. Waitrose was the first supermarket to arrange a delivery of fifty eggs to the...

Free virtual fitness classes available on Better UK app

People in Cornwall may be having to stay at home but that is no excuse not to keep fit. Thanks to a free app from leisure social enterprise provider GLL, which runs all Cornwall leisure centres under the Better brand, everyone can now take part in freevirtual fitness...

Devices donated in memory of grandad

When Charlotte Pearce lost her much-loved grandmother in August last year, she knew how alone her 87-year-old grandad would feel. Too far away from him to visit on a regular basis, she decided to give him an iPhone so they could stay in touch via video calls. The...

Brewin Dolphin Exeter team member wins diversity award

Caroline Lake, head of diversity and inclusion at Brewin Dolphin, has been presented with the Best Initiatives in Diversity award at the City of London Wealth Management Awards (COLWMA), which took place at London’s Guildhall. Caroline has been based in Brewin...