Wharfside Fun Day 2 June

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...
Music Night

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.  The event will take place at the Lane Theatre, Newquay, from 7 for a 7.30 start.  The entry is £7 on the door, and money raised will be split between LARF and Cornwall Search and Rescue. Music will be provided by David Chudleigh, described as easy listening guitar and vocals. Social Evening Flier...
London Marathon 2019

London Marathon 2019

We’re excited to hear that some of our supporters have applied in the ballot to run the 2019 London Marathon, raising money for LARF.  Watch this space, and we’ll let you know if they were successful, and how you can support their efforts.   If anyone else wants to be sponsored to do something extraordinary for LARF, we’re always happy to hear from you. Sponsored hair cuts, walks, silences, cycle rides – what could you...
Emily’s haircut for LARF

Emily’s haircut for LARF

Emily, a brave young lady, has had a dramatic haircut, to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, but also to raise money for LARF. Emily’s mum has sent us the pictures, along with the news that Emily has raised a staggering £1241.25, including over £60 from Gift Aid.  Emily, we are so grateful, and you will help make a big difference to a lot of people.  Thank...
Another all-you-can-eat Bugs night!

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 something unappetising to eat, and the crowd donates after each round, to keep their favourite contestants in for the next round. It’s simple really! For more information, or to put your name down, contact Zafiros Bar, Truro....
Sponsored haircut for LARF

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.   The second thing that Emily is doing, is even more exciting, for us.  She is being sponsored for this dramatic haircut, in aid of LARF!  So not only will one person be given a beautiful wig, but others will benefit from the money she raises through the sponsorship. Emily has set up a JustGiving page, so you can sponsor her if you wish: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ems-putnam.  At time of writing, she is already well on her way to her target of £1.000, but she’s planning her haircut for Easter time, so there’s still a while yet.   Emily explains: I had heard that donating hair to an organisation who makes wigs for young people diagnosed with cancer can make a real difference to people’s lives. Living with long hair for a while, it started to get in the way and so I decided to put it to good use instead of just watching it get swept away by the hairdresser. I can’t imagine what it is like knowing that you are diagnosed with cancer let alone living with it and so I wanted to make a difference and donate around 15 inches of my hair around the time of Easter to make a wig for somebody diagnosed with cancer to the...
King Harry Ferry total fundraising…

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. Garrick Royle, Managing Director of the King Harry Ferry, said; “Every year we choose a charity or appeal that is both local and relevant to our service or has had an influence on one of our staff. LARF Cornwall provides valuable support, that stands alongside medical intervention and we were honoured to make it our charity of the year. It’s really pleasing that our passengers raised so much in support of such a great cause.”...
Greenmount Carpets

Greenmount Carpets

Greenmount Carpets, one of Cornwall’s largest independent carpet retailers, chose to support LARF in a charity rugby match between the Greenmount Charity Team and Helston Rugby Club vets in November 2017. Thanks everyone!...

Ladies’ Festival at St Michael’s Lodge

St Michael’s Lodge are holding their annual Ladies’ Festival on February 17th, including fundraising for LARF, as we are one of their charities for 2018. For full information, including booking details, download their poster. 2018 Ladies Night...
Charity of the month for TorFX

Charity of the month for TorFX

TorFX chose LARF as their company charity for January, and raised an awesome £300, with a sponsored dress-down day. Thanks everyone! TorFX is an international currency transfer provider, with offices in London and Australia.  However, their head office is right here in Penzance. They specialise in helping individuals and businesses move money abroad, often to fund emigration or foreign property purchases and investments. They have been operating since 2004, and every month they raise money for a different local or national charity through sponsored dress down days. All staff nominate the charities they’d like to support at the start of the year, and Larf was nominated by several people this time around. Many of the Penzance staff are aware of Rosie’s and Lauren’s stories, and the team were really proud to support a charity that does such amazing work in their memories.   In addition to raising money for us they also published a post on their website’s blog, inviting further donations. You can read the blog here: https://blog.torfx.com/company-news/januarys-sponsored-charity-larf-supporting-young-people-with-leukaemia-and-cancer/ This means that there may be even more money raised for the young people we support, but also that any families which find themselves with a diagnosis of cancer will know where to find us.  You will understand why we say we hope NOT to see any of them, although they’re clearly lovely...
Henry’s Bar Golf Tournament

Henry’s Bar Golf Tournament

Henry’s bar, at La Cala Resort, Spain, is owned by Rosie’s Grandad Henry, who has organised a golf tournament for several years to raise money for LARF. The tournament in 2017 was on August 19th, and raised over €1,200, through entry fees, donations and a raffle. Thanks to everyone who took part, and congratulations to the winners. Rumour has it that the event will take place again next year – so if you fancy combining raising money for LARF with a golfing holiday in Spain, you know where to go!...
Rosie’s birthday coffee morning

Rosie’s birthday coffee morning

UPDATE – we raised a fantastic £1,590 at Rosie’s birthday coffee morning!  Molly raised £74 from the toy sale alone.  Many thanks to everyone who donated and ate cake.   Once again, there will be a coffee morning in honour of Rosie’s birthday, full of cake, tea and happy memories of Rosie. This year it will be on Saturday August 5 2017 , from 10am till 2pm, at Terry and Keith’s house, 29 Parc Letta, Heamoor.  Terry is Rosie’s grandmother, and has run a coffee morning near her birthday for the last 3 years, raising over £1,000 every time.  That’s a LOT of cake! This year, Terry’s other grandchildren have decided to collect unwanted toys and hold a toy sale, so please do bring your children, and their pocket money too!   Rosie’s birthday was August 8th, and the occasion is usually marked by her family and friends getting together.  She gets a rousing round of ‘Happy Birthday’ sung to her, and a family friend sings White Rose. This is a famous Cornish song, if you’ve not heard it before, in memory of a young lady who has passed on, and promising to remember her always. The chorus says: I love the White Rose in its splendour I love the White Rose in its bloom I love the White Rose, so fair as she grows. It’s the rose that reminds me of you.   Always,...
Penang Bridge marathon, Malaysia!

Penang Bridge marathon, Malaysia!

Liam Streat is a long-time friend of the Hoare family, currently working in Malaysia, who knew Lauren well, and is best mates with Scott, Lauren’s brother. Liam chose to run the Penang Bridge Marathon to raise money for LARF, in November 2015, and raised a creditable £815. The Penang Bridge marathon is a gruelling full-length marathon, run at night, both ways across a section of the iconic Penang Bridge connecting Penang Island to the mainland, and taking in part of the coastal highway. Liam says the temperature was 25 degrees when he ran the race, but the killer was the humidity, at 80%! Liam explains, “I ran the Penang bridge marathon, not because I wanted to, but because the one thing I really hate to do is run. I want to raise money for doing something that pains me and that was definitely it.” He wanted to support LARF, to raise money for the cause that Lauren’s family have set up, to support them, and honour his connection with Lauren. He says, “Lauren was an amazing young lady who I miss and think about every day. Even now she gets me through tough times and she certainly carried me across that bridge two years ago.”   He says his running friends take the mickey out of his 4 hour 28 minute time, but he’s pleased with it, and we’re impressed too! Plus, coming in 149th out of 10,000 runners is no mean feat. He was supposed to play in a cricket tournament the next day, but after only 3 hours sleep he woke up and discovered he could barely...
Concorde Recruitment gets muddy!

Concorde Recruitment gets muddy!

A team from Concorde Recruitment raised a whopping £6,618 for LARF in March 2016, by taking part in the Tuff Mudder challenge in Henley on Thames.   The team of ten took part in the famously difficult assault course race, covering 24 obstacles in 13 miles. Tuff Mudder courses are notorious for their evil combinations of obstacles, mud, electricity, water, fire and ice. Strength, stamina and fearlessness are necessary, and team-work will see you through to the end. The team trained hard, although some had to work harder than others to get up to the right level of fitness, and on the day they were fortunate to have glorious weather.   Tom Mason, organising, explained that Concorde Recruitment are a fun-loving bunch, who like to support local charities. Local, because then it means more, somehow, knowing that the money you raised goes to support something close to home. LARF was chosen, as Tom knows Darren Hoare, Lauren’s brother, and has always been aware of the charity, and the work that we do for teens with cancer. Kudos to the Concorde team of Tom Mason, Maggie Oxenbury, Tom Tallis, Fred Tallis, Joe Tallis, Richard Kelly, Jack Hughes, Paul Rowland, Sandie Rowland and Richard Elwell. Many thanks to everyone who took part, and all their friends and family members who supported them, and sponsored...
King Harry Ferry chosen charity of 2017

King Harry Ferry chosen charity of 2017

If you’re travelling on the King Harry Ferry this year, don’t forget to take a pocketful of spare change with you! The owners have very kindly chosen LARF Cornwall as their charity of the year, for 2017, which means that there will be collecting buckets on the ferry, as well as some information about us, and what we do. The King Harry Ferry is a chain ferry  which runs across the Carrick Roads, between the Roseland and Feock, every 20 minutes, throughout the year.  Taking the ferry for the 300 metre river crossing is a great alternative to a 27 mile trip by road!  Foot passengers are not charged for the crossing, but instead are encouraged to donate to the chosen charity, which regularly raises between £3,000 and £4,000 per year for their cause. We’re very grateful to them for their support, and would like to encourage all our supporters to visit the other side of the river, several times, over the rest of 2017! For more information about the King Harry Ferry, including sailing times, tickets, (including the Fal Mussel card for frequent-user discounts) and what you can see when you’ve got to the other side, visit their...
Kernow Koasters sponsored walk – and boy was it a long walk!

Kernow Koasters sponsored walk – and boy was it a long walk!

A team of 5 people calling themselves the Kernow Koasters walked a staggering 205 miles between the 24 and 30 of May, 2016, raising money for LARF. They tackled the South West Coast Path, from Smeatons Pier at St Ives to Millpool, choosing St Ives in memory of a friend who died from cancer, and Millpool, their home village, to be assured of a good welcome and a comfortable bed on arrival! They completed the walk at Millbrook Football club, with something of a party, to thank all their supporters. The walk itself was favoured by great weather, possibly too hot at times, with only one evening of rain, and the team enjoyed some of the best views that Cornwall has to offer.  Wild camping at night, their route took them the long way round, passing Cape Cornwall and Penzance on their way to the Lizard and Roseland peninsulas, and up the south Cornwall coast to Millbrook. This is the brave team of friends who put their boots to the footpath for us: Michael Mahoney had set goal to walk this route, with best friend Arron, back in secondary school, but never quite got round to it.  He was inspired to get his boots in gear, over a decade later, by the loss of a family member to cancer, and the successful battle of his small son against leukaemia.   Mike unfortunately couldn’t carry out the walk himself, on last minute doctor’s advice, but was part of the support crew, and set up the camp each evening. Arron Pengelly was keen to finally complete the walk that he and Michael had...
Jamathon at Jacob’s ladder for LARF

Jamathon at Jacob’s ladder for LARF

Come on down to Jacob’s Ladder in Falmouth, and bring your guitar, harmonica, singing voice or even your bagpipes!  You are invited to take part in 12 hours of live music raising funds for LARF and Spectrum, from 11.30am on Saturday 8th July 2017.  Yes, it’s a Jamathon!  Not been to a jamathon before?  You’ll love it! Entry is free, but a donation is invited of £5 per group or performer.  Whatever style of music you play, whether we’ll know the words and can sing along with you, or if you wrote it yourself – or even if you’re improvising it there and then, you’re welcome. Audience members are invited to come when they can, and leave when they must!  There will be good food and the usual selection of beverages to keep them...
All the bugs you can eat!

All the bugs you can eat!

Zafiro’s bar played host to Mamouchi Hairdressing Salon’s fundraising event for LARF on Thursday 18th May 2017, raising £300-£400 by asking people to eat horrible-looking bugs! Based on the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Bushtucker Trials, organiser Tracey wanted to provide an entertaining and profitable evening that helped both LARF and her other favourite charity Walk the Walk for Breast Cancer. Tracey explained that supporting local causes has always been important to her, and her clients appreciate knowing the money they help her raise will be used locally. Twelve assorted friends, clients and employees of Mamouchi (including Tracey herself, leading from the front) took part in the challenge, cheered on by a crowd of friends and family. Each ‘course’ of unusual or disgusting-looking food was brought out, participants ate it – or attempted to – and the audience put money into the buckets in front of each participant.  At the end of each round, the person with the least amount in their bucket was eliminated from the competition. There was a certain amount of malicious donating, with people aiming to keep their boss or friends in line for as much torture as possible… but it was all in good humour! The different ‘courses’ included crickets, mealworms, razor clams, and miniature octopuses, and were acquired from a local butcher and fishmonger, a winged wholesaler, and an online store specialising in creepy critters.  A guest appearance was made by a live millipede, which was set loose to walk across the contestants’ faces, causing shudders all round. The final winner was Sophie, who works at Mamouchi, and whose bucket...
Family Fun Day Marazion

Family Fun Day Marazion

Come on down to Marazion on Saturday 22nd July from 10am for our annual Marazion Family Fun Day – 2017. The fun starts at 10am, and there will be a 6-a-side knockout cricket tournament, sandcastle competition, barbeques, and our famous water slide.  Fun for all ages! This even is one of our major fundraising occasions every year, and is well supported by the people of Marazion – everyone is welcome to go along, and take part. If you’re interested in entering a team in the cricket tournament, it costs only £12 per team, and you must register before 10am on the day.  Bookings can be made through the King’s Arms, in Marazion, if you’re keen. From 6pm, the action will transfer into the pub, where there will be an auction, including an England shirt signed by rugby star Jack Nowell, and First train tickets. This event has been organised by Amy Stains, a freind of Rosie’s, for several years, and she has worked hard to make it bigger and better every year.  Lets see if we can make the 2017 event the best yet!  Come along, bring your friends, bring your purses and wallets, and have some fun for a great...

Bush Tucker Trials in Truro 2016

12 brave locals dined on disgusting delicacies from around the world in the name of charity, including ox tongue, eyeballs and Scandinavian fermented herring. The event was organised by Tracy Parry, owner of Mamouchi Hair Salon, and held at Zafiros Bar in New Bridge Street. The event raised an amazing £836! The donations were split between the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk and LARF Cornwall. More on the story can be read on the West Briton website. Clips of the trial can be watched...

Jake Ash Testimonial Match raising funds for LARF

Truro City’s FA Vase-winning team of 2007 will take the field once again at Treyew Road in July for Jake Ash’s testimonial match. Jake is being rewarded for his 10 years service with a testimonial match, the proceeds of which will be split between Clic Sargent and LARF. Thank you to Jake Ash for choosing us and a big thank you to Truro City FC for making us so welcome. We’re so pleased to have collected £201.67 from the day....
Big Breakfast | The Great Kernow Koaster Charity Walk

Big Breakfast | The Great Kernow Koaster Charity Walk

As if walking over 200 miles in aid of raising money for LARF wasn’t enough, The Great Kernow Koaster team are holding a “Big Breakfast” to raise further funds. The Big Breakfast is being held at Callington Town Hall between 9.30am and 1pm on Saturday 31st October. Breakfast will be £5 with all money raised going to LARF Cornwall. Currently, sponsors of the event include: Darren’s Cars, Callington Lions Clubs, Mayflower Stone and Callington Town Council. The Great Kernow Koasters are also walking 211 miles from St Ives to Millbrook along the Cornish Coast in May next year in aid of LARF. To find out more, check out their Facebook!...