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Two charities have been selected to benefit from this year’s Royal Cornwall Show

Two charities have been selected to benefit from this year’s Royal Cornwall Show

Penhaligon’s Friends and Marie Curie have welcomed the decision, which gives them the exclusive right to undertake charitable collections during Cornwall’s largest annual event at Wadebridge on the 6th, 7th and 8th June.

Penhaligon’s Friends is the children’s bereavement charity for Cornwall and operates across the entire county. Last year the charity helped over 800 bereaved children come to terms with the death of a family member or close friend.

Julie Parker, CEO of Penhaligon’s Friends said:

“We rely entirely upon grants and donations to ensure our charity is able to support those families that need us most.

“We are delighted to be chosen as one of the supported charities for 2019 at the Royal Cornwall Show. We are looking forward to showcasing our support on our stand, and meeting our visitors!

“We will be running our colourful Teddy Tombola and also offering a Memory Tree for families to remember a loved one. Don’t forget to look out for our mascot – Harry Bear!”

Marie Curie has been providing free care and support for millions of terminally ill people and their families for over 70 years.

Marie Curie helps those affected by a terminal illness get the information and support they need. There are currently 22 Marie Curie nurses in Cornwall who provide care for people with any terminal illnesses including cancer, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other illnesses.

The charity also provides a wealth of information for someone who is ill as well as family members and friends. The charity has a Support Line staffed by trained advisers who can provide emotional support and give trusted information on everything from day-to-day care to financial information and legal issues. 

For more information and to keep up to date with the show, visit www.royalcornwall.co.uk or follow the show on Facebook (Royal Cornwall Show) and Twitter (@RoyalCornwall).



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Steve Michell
Media Manager
Email: stevemichell@royalcornwall.co.uk
Tel: 01208 817010