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Morval Rally donates a whopping £4,000 Oct 13th 2014

The bank holiday weekend in August 2014, 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 £4,000!!!

Thank you guys for making us feel so welcome.

Diddy’s LARF event raises £9,000 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 and Byron then decided to make the “shave off” an event which Ben’s Cornish Kitchen were good enough to host.

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. A variety of businesses both locally and further afield donated auction prizes from punnets of strawberries, to sacks of potatoes, to a weekend for two 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 £1,000. The grand total ended up being a whopping £9,000.

A big thank you goes out to Bens Cornish Kitchen for holding the event, Fresh Barnet (Cheryl Robbens) for the shave off, all the suppliers for the meal, and 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 4 hours! I can only attribute this great achievement to the wonderful inspirational girls behind LARF, Lauren and Rosie, in whose memory I ran. I raised just under £1000 for LARF, through the 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 and a 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!

Coffee morning on Rosie’s 21st birthday, Sep 10th 2014

On the morning of what would have been Rosie’s 21st Birthday the Howis family held a coffee morning in their garden at Heamoor, which was very well supported by 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!  They promise to be back with another one next year.

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 Benji suffered from meningitis as a baby and spent a lot of his early days in hospital.

He was left 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 from iTunes or pop into Zafiros and buy the CD.

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News and Upcoming Events

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!... read more

Marazion Beach Day for LARF

A beach day is to be held this Saturday, August 29 2015, in aid of LARF Cornwall. The day will begin at 10am and will include a 6-aside cricket tournament, a sand castle competition, a giant waterslide and a barbeque lunch. There will be a trophy for the winning cricket team, entry is being charged at only £2 a person or £12 a team to raise precious funds for LARF.... read more


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