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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

Jam on Toast!

An All-Day Jamathon will be taking place on Saturday 7 July, raising money for LARF!

Toast Bar in Falmouth holds a regular jam session on a Tuesday night, called Jam on Toast, obviously, and this is an extension of that.

Regular players at Jam on Toast include Russell Gibson and Dixie Van Hoorn, who have raised money for LARF before, at Jacob’s Ladder, but they’re hoping to raise even more money this time. read more…

Wharfside Fun Day 2 June

Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance, are holding a Fun Day raising money for LARF and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

They are promising huge amounts of fun for all the family, at the event which takes place on Saturday 2 June, from 10am to 4pm. This is the Saturday at the end of half term, so take the whole family down for a great time!

There will be free entertainment, face-painting, games and activities. read more…

Music Night

St Michael Lodge have adopted LARF as one of their charities of the year, and are holding a Music Social night on Saturday 19 May.  read more…


Registered Charity No: 1139337

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

Telephone: 01872 223163