Earlier last year, one of our volunteer fleet bike riders, Brendan Hale approached the visitor services manager during a visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and explained about our charity Cornwall Blood Bikes and the work we do in the county.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are always open to nominations to become a ‘chosen charity’ for the year.
They also seek staff nominations and they had an unprecedented response so they felt the fairest way to choose was to put us all in a hat!
The good news was that together with People & Gardens, Cornwall Air Ambulance and Beth’s Inspiration we were selected to be one of their charities from the charities days that were held on Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Unfortunately the weather on Boxing Day was certainly not conducive to people wanting to walk around the gardens, but Brendan found the support of a friendly robin for company.
But on New Years day the sun shone and everyone must have wanted to walk away their January Blues and a wonderful day ensued, which saw the attendance of our volunteers Brendan Hale, Dids Reeve, Mark Holroyd and John Green. We had a fabulous couple of days, and for us raising our awareness of what we do and how we do it, is equally as important.
On New Years day our volunteer Mark had some very special visitors, a couple of children who had been directly helped by CBB.
A phenomenal amount was raised totalling £1756.62
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the team at The Lost Gardens of Heligan for choosing to support our charity and for the welcome we received by staff and visitors alike.
The incredible amount raised will go along way in helping our charity provide our service to the hospitals and hospices throughout Cornwall.