£1756.62 raised at The Lost Gardens of Heligan Chosen Charities Days

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.


Collection Day for CBB on Cornish Pirates Match Day

On Sunday 3rd December, a match day collection was very kindly organised by The Rotary Club of Penzance and was held when the Cornish Pirates played The Bedford Blues at the Pirates home ground at The Mennaye Field, Penzance

It was a very cold but dry day, which saw CBB Volunteers Martijn Huddlestone, Mark Holroyd, (with our marked fleet bikes) John Penlerick & Jayne Penlerick join up with the rotarians to walk around the match ground chatting to the spectators.

It was a great afternoon which realised the fantastic sum of £540-71 for Cornwall Blood Bikes.

The collection was not only worthy financially but also provided an important opportunity to raise awareness of what Cornwall Blood Bikes do, as a charity, supporting NHS partners to deliver essential Whole Blood, Pathology Samples, Medication, Medical Equipment, Medical Notes and occasionally Donor Breast Milk to the NHS hospitals and hospices throughout Cornwall and beyond.

Having the opportunity to collect on a Cornish Pirates match day was greatly appreciated. The supporters were so generous, and our collectors, including helpers from The Rotary Club of Penzance, were all made most welcome.



Lanner Village Produce and Craft Show Donate

The 22nd July 2017 saw Cornwall producing its finest liquid sunshine and a gentle hurricane thrown in for good measure.

But it did not stop the good people that make up the committee of The Lanner Village and Produce Show going ahead with the years horticultural show.

There was a variety of exhibits from all around the village, making sure that these local traditions and events do not die out.

Outside the hall saw two committed CBB volunteers in the form of “Mr Mark” Holroyd & John Penlerick taking shelter in our charity gazebo.

The event was a huge success and at the beginning of December Mr Mark revisited Lanner and was greeted by a very warm reception and hospitality by the committee to which they present the charity with a cheque for the wonderful amount of £ 500.00

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Ian Boase and his fabulous team for such a sterling effort in their support that has been given to CBB and also thanks must go for their generous and warm hospitality, it is very much appreciated.