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 this year 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 5th, 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.  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. 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

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’ 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....

The Great Kernow Koaster

Between 24 May 2016 and 30 May 2016, the members of The Great Kernow Koaster team will embark on a walk from St Ives through to Millbrook via the Cornish Coast (roughly 221 miles!). The Great Kernow Koaster team consists of Martin, Michael, David, Arron and Jordan. They are also organising a “Big Breakfast”, but we will go into more detail about that in our next post! To follow their journey, donate and meet the team, please see their website or Facebook. http://kernowkoaster.wix.com/kernowkoaster https://www.facebook.com/KernowKoaster      ...
UPDATE – Lola Lees fundraising for LARF Cornwall

UPDATE – Lola Lees fundraising for LARF Cornwall

“Hello everyone if you’re reading this … Well basically I really want to start fundraising because I feel like I need to do something big in my life  and I know I am only 11 years old but I am gonna cut all my hair off and donate my hair to ….. My hair is auburn with natural blonde highlights. Also I wanna do something positive and kind and I really don’t care about my hair because other people in the world are suffering. So please help and try to get lots of money for charity, the big day is 25th April 2015… Thank you love Lola. Xxx .” You can donate here. Lola has now had her hair cut and has raised £355 for charity and the hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust; who tailor make each wig to fit individual children. Before  ...

Kernow Killer makes us their charity of the year

Kernow Killer is an obstacle course hidden within 9-12 miles of stunning Cornish countryside designed to push competitors to their limits. It’s a great course for anybody that’s up for a challenge. We’re proud to have been picked by such an innovative business to be their charity of the...

Diddy’s LARF event raises £9000 sep 10 2014

In Christmas 2012 Andrew Stains (AKA Diddy) decided to grow his hair for LARF as it held a close relationship to his family. Diddy had the intention of having his hair shaved off the following christmas however Diddy’s friends had different ideas and decided to join him for an extra six nmonths to raise more money for the charity. Diddy, Andy, Ed & Byron then decided to make the “shave off” an event which Bens Cornish Kitchen were good enough to hold. The event included a three course sit down meal with an auction to follow. With the help of Diddy’s daughter Amy who was a close friend of Rosie’s and others the event was organised. Tickets were sold for the meal at £40 a head which included a glass of bubbly. All local trades in the area plus further donated auction prizes from punnets of strawberrues to sacks of potatoes to a weekend for two in fowey. The support the event had couldn’t have been more successful and Diddy can’t thank people enough. the amount of money raised is unbelievable considereding Diddys target was £1000. The grand total ended up being a wopping £9000. A big thankyou goes out to Ben”s Cornish Kitchen for holding the event. Fresh Barnet (Cheryl Robbens) for the shave off, all the suppliers for the sit down meal and finally all the auction donations. Andrew and Amy hope to continure to raise money and holding events for LARF so watch this...

Barfly raise over £600 in aid of LARF Cornwall aug 21 2013

Thankyou very much to the band barfly & band member Roger who recently put on a night of music & raffle at the Carnon Downs Garden Centre in aid of LARF. The guys had a great night and raised £600 for the charity through tickets, a raffle, a quiz and selling merchandise on the night. Thanks again for all the help guys & love the music!!!   Aug 14, 2011 * Sunday 14th August * Featuring Jamie Squibb * Live Music from Sandfire Siren * Bar opens at 3pm * Afterparty at the Office Nightclub from 9pm * Featuring Jamie Squibb * Live Music from Sandfire Siren * Bar opens at 3pm * Afterparty at the Office Nightclub from...

Morval Rally donates a whopping 4k oct 13th 2014

The bank holiday weekend in August we travelled to the Morval Rally in Looe and were damn happy we did. The bank holiday weekend in August we travelled to the Morval Rally in Looe and were damn happy we did. we were invited by the kind committee to be their charity of the year so we pitched up and gave out as much information as we could and gave a first airing to our new LARF Gazebo and merchandise And thanks to those amazing guys they have donated £4000!!! Check out the photos here Thankyou guys for making us feel so...