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Here at LARF we work in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with teenagers and young people undergoing treatment for cancer and leukaemia.  We help provide ancillary support, to stand alongside medical intervention.

It’s important to us that teenagers and young people aren’t just “existing” on wards and in hospitals, and that we can make their experience a more pleasant one. We do this by raising funds to assist Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, initially in the introduction of medical facilities, equipment and support specifically designed for those aged 16 to 24. This will runs alongside the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust clinical site strategy development plan, and has resulted in much better accommodation for these young people, who don’t quite fit into either adult or paediatric care.

The long-term aim is to raise funds continually, to enable RCHT to have specialist trained medical and psychiatric staff to support individuals undergoing cancer or leukaemia treatment, either within a hospital environment or as outreach community support.

There are ten trustees in all – five who are related to Lauren – Mandy Hoare, Scott Hoare, Darren Hoare, Gill Morgan and Amy Sharp – and five who are related to Rosie – Stephen Howis, Tina Howis, Charlie Howis, Terry Quick and Keith Stockham.

LARF is a 100% charitable organisation and no trustees receive any funds for the work they put in.

To read more about our story and the girls who inspired the beginning of the LARF charity, click here.


So what’s next?

Our aims now are to work closer with RCHT to increase the standard of care for patients and to continue to fund staff members providing non-medical support, with a view to increasing hours and positions as required.

For more information, or to find out how you can help us, why not give us a call on 01872 223163 or email



News and Upcoming Events

Another all-you-can-eat Bugs night!

Yes, that’s right, Zafiros bar is hosting another I’m a Celebrity-style Bushtucker Trial on Thursday 1 March, from 7pm.

The money raised will be split between LARF and Walk the Walk against breast cancer.

How it works is that a bunch of brave (foolish) contestants are presented with soemthing unapetising to eat, and the crowd donates after each round, to keep their favourite contestants in for the next round. read more…

Sponsored haircut for LARF

A brave young lady named Emily Putnam has decided to do two wonderful things to support children and young people with cancer.

Firstly, she’s having a hair cut, and donating around 15 inches of her beautiful long hair to the Little Princess Trust, to be used to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

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King Harry Ferry total fundraising…

Every year the lovely people at King Harry Ferry choose an annual charity to support, raising money for this cause throughout the year, taking donations from their passengers.  Foot and cycle passengers are able to travel for free on the ferry, which runs across the Carrick Roads, midway between Truro and Falmouth.  However, pedestrians are asked to make a donation, to the ferry’s annual charity.

For 2017, LARF was the King Harry Ferry charity, and at the end of February, the owners presented us with a checque for £3,700!  We were delighted to go aboard and receive the cheque. read more…


Registered Charity No: 1139337

Address: New Bridge Street,
Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2AA

Telephone: 01872 223163