Morval Rally donates a whopping £4000 Oct 13th 2014
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!!!
Thank you guys for making us feel so welcome.
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 months to raise more money for the charity. Diddy, Andy, Ed & Byron then decided to make the “shave off” an event which Ben’s 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 per head which included a glass of bubbly. All local trades in the area and further donated auction prizes from punnets of strawberries to sacks of potatoes to a weekend for 2 in Fowey.
The support for the event had couldn’t have been more successful and Diddy can’t thank people enough. The amount of money raised is unbelievable considering Diddy’s target was £1000. The grand total ended up being a whopping £9000.
A big thank you 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 continue to raise money and hold events for LARF. Watch this space!
Lydia Davis Raised almost £1,000 running the Amsterdam Marathon
“In 2012 I ran my first ever mile, a year later I completed the Amsterdam Marathon in 4hours! I can only owe this great achievement to the wonderful inspirational girls behind LARF, Lauren and Rosie, of whom I raced I memory of. I raised just under £1000 for LARF. The money was raised through the pure generosity of my friends and family who were touched by the girls’ story and their families work in the charity.
I had Lauren’s cheeky face in my head the whole time around the course, her strength and courage pushed me to the finish line and my medal hangs proudly on her tree. LARF is simply inspiring.” – Lydia Davis
Barfly raise over £600 in aid of LARF Cornwall Aug 21st 2013
Thank you very much to the band Barfly and 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 and love the music!
Coffee morning in aid of Rosie’s 21st birthday Sep 10th 2014
On the morning of what would of been Rosie’s 21st Birthday the Howis family held a coffee morning in their garden at Heamoor and were very kindly supported by so many locals. They had a grand morning. People were so generous and they raised a total sum of £850.60 for LARF. The Howis family would like to thank everyone who supported them and gave their time in helping it to be the success it was!
New look for Lowen ward
Following the recent unveiling of rooms for teenagers and young adults sponsored by local charities, Tanya’s Courage and LARF, the £400,000 refit of Lowen Ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has been completed and it re-opened to patients this week.
At an official opening just before patients moved back in on Thursday (4 October), ward manager, Nicola Beament, said “We’re all really excited. It will be a brilliant area to work in and nurse patients in an uplifting space and we hope that, too, will make a difference to the care they receive. For the staff as well, it will lift spirits and make a really pleasant environment.”
Caring for cancer patients, the ward has undergone a 10 week programme of upgrading. The largest expense was the specialist ventilation system which is vital for patients who are vulnerable to infection as a result of drugs that suppress their natural immunity. A hi-tech water filtering system is also a new feature, providing pure water which again is an important factor for these patients.
Benji – Beat This
Fourteen-year-old Benjisuffered from meningitis as a baby and spent a lot of his early days in hospital.
He was left him with difficulties learning to speak and began to use music as a way of communicating.
Benji wanted to his musical talents to help support a local charity so he wrote a song for Larf Cornwall, which supports care of teenagers and young people under the age of 24 in Cornwall. Read more on the Cornish Guardian website.
You can download the song off iTunes or pop into Zafiros and buy the CD.