CBB at The Royal Cornwall Show 2018

The Royal Cornwall Show is well and truly over for another year.
It’s time to reflect on CBB’s three days at this iconic highlight of the Cornish calendar year.
A very big heartfelt thank you to our volunteers James Forder (2 days), John Penlerick (3 days), Ian Butler (3 days), Jayne Penlerick (3 days) Geoff Crocker, Steve Mason & Tony Symons.

We have had the most wonderful time meeting so many of you and your families who have taken the time to stop by and learn about what we do.

To have all three of our BMW 1200 RT(p)s that have been purchased with the Provincial Grand Lodge of Cornwall grant was very special.
“Spirit of Cornwall” proudly stayed for all 3 days on the Freemasonry of Cornwall stand.

We are absolutely delighted that the Province won third place at the show for best trade stand. They were congratulated for true interaction and communication with the public. Very well deserved for all their exceptional communications team and all the Freemasons in Cornwall who work so hard to support all deserving causes and charities like ourselves.

We had some very special visitors in the form of Mr. Stephen Pearn, Provincial Grand Master, Dawn Tame-Battell from our dear friend’s at Cornwall Hospice Care, BABA the Birth & Baby bear, with our NHS partners at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity who stopped by to say hello to our volunteers.
Thank you so much to all the nurses who took the time out of their day to pass on their sincere thanks to our CBB volunteer riders.
So all in all yes we are tired, but we would not change a single thing. 2018’s Show has been incredible!

Cornwall Blood Bikes strive to help our hospitals and hospices, and by the amount of people working in these environments that stopped by to say our riders are making a difference to patient care.

So signing off from #RCS18 with so many thank you’s especially to PGL Cornwall for their wonderful hospitality and generosity, but also our volunteers. A special thank you to our volunteers spouses who also helped with the pack down and any support that is needed. This is a true reflection of how we all receive such support from our families that enable us to do what we do.

Cornwall Blood Bikes are dedicated to serving the communities of Cornwall, but we cannot do it without your outstanding support.
Thank you to everyone we have had the pleasure of meeting over the last three days and for being beside us for every mile of our journey.
Best wishes to all those we have met and enjoyed the company of from all the team at Cornwall Blood Bikes Stand No: 172
We look forward to seeing you 6th-8th June 2019…..

Penadlake & Lethtyp open their grounds in aid of CBB

For the last eight years, Beth and Gordon Roberts at Penadlake, and Faith and Philip Hambly at Lethytep have joined together, in order to open their grounds to raise funds for medical charities.
On the 1st & 2nd June the gates of Lethtyp & Penadlake were open to around 400 visitors from all over the country. The weather was kind and the woodlands, lakes and wildflower meadows enchanted everyone with nature creating a stunning display for all to enjoy.
It was a most successful weekend and visitors could enjoy a cream tea or hot soup, all followed by a choice of cake.
There were many helpers, all of whom give freely of their time and culinary skills.
The lead for the catering was given by members of the two local churches (Connon Methodist and St Marnarch’s Anglican)
As well as enjoying the wonderful culinary delights, many visitors could not resist a photo opportunity on one of the Cornwall Blood Bikes impressive emergency fleet bikes. The days saw CBB volunteers Geoff, Terri, Dave, Paul, Alan, Julie, Ian, and Kevin greeting the public and explaining what CBB do as a charity.
The total raised over the two days was a magnificent sum of £4,814.00 with £200.00 donated to both the churches that assisted.
Faith & Philip Hambly & Gordon & Beth Roberts wish to acknowledge the many willing volunteers who gave their time and expertise, without their help these events would not be possible.
We truly cannot do without the wonderful support of people like Faith, Philip, Gordon & Beth and their great team of helpers.
£4414.00 is a fabulous sum of money with every single penny helping to keep the CBB wheels turning across Cornwall, and in turn help someone you may know and love

CBB supported once again by the Province of Cornwall




At the recent Annual Provincial Charity Day the staggering sum of £45,334.60 was donated to forty-five worthy and deserving Cornish Charities in a presentation that lasted just under two hours.

In the sweltering heat of a packed to capacity Lodge room at Newquay, representatives from forty-five local Cornish Charities were in attendance to receive yet further donations from those various Lodges across Cornwall, who were thrilled to be making presentations, from Bude to Penzance.

The Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Stephen C Pearn along with various Lodge representatives and Lodge members made the presentations to their lucky recipients who were chosen or selected to receive these remarkable charity payments.

Ian Butler, CBB Fundraising Manager and Jayne Penlerick CBB PR Media Liaison were honoured to have been invited along to such a wonderful event and to meet with other organisations.

The vast majority of members within the Province of Cornwall have now donated almost £350,000 over the last eighteen months to help bolster funds and support local Cornish Charities within our local communities. We are so proud to help those in need or less fortunate than ourselves, an incredible effort by all concerned which just goes to show how special Freemasonry and the members of the #ProvincialGrandLodgeCornwall in particular are.

Ian and Jayne had chance to catch up with Right Worshipful Brother, The Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Cornwall, Mr Stephen. Pearne.

Ian’s mode of transport to this event was his very first outing on the “Spirit of Cornwall” which CBB had unveiled in spectacular style at our charity gala evening held in April, where Mr. Pearn and senior brethren from the Province of Cornwall had been in attendance to name and officially handover this magnificent machine.

Once it was realised the new bike was downstairs there was certainly great excitement amongst some of the brethren to get downstairs and view this magnificent beast, and the Provincial Grand Master could not resist another sit on the bike.

Ian & Jayne immensely enjoyed the ceremony and the hospitality shown to them and were humbled and astounded to receive a £500.00 cheque from the Province and a further £800.00 from St. Ann’s Chapel Lodge.

Thank you from all the volunteers at Cornwall Blood Bikes your support has been phenomenal and the Province Grand Lodge of Cornwall as an organisation has played a pivotal part in shaping the charities future.