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Our Story

LARF Cornwall was founded in 2010 after two very special girls lost their fights against cancer, and their families wanted to not only honour their memories but help those who were in the same situation.

LARF Cornwall stands for Lauren & Rosie’s Fund, and 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.

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.

To read about the amazing friendship Lauren and Rosie struck during their treatment, please click here.

To read Lauren and her family’s story, head to this page.

If you want to read Rosie and her family’s story, head over here.



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…


Registered Charity No: 1139337

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

Telephone: 01872 223163