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To celebrate its silver anniversary, BBC Cornwall announced its support for the Children's Hospice South West's Precious Lives Appeal. Since its launch in January 2008, listeners have helped to raise £250,000 for the charity. Read our features.
BBC Radio Cornwall's support for the Precious Lives campaign was launched by asking people in Cornwall to donate £1 towards the project that will build a hospice in Cornwall caring for life limited children and their families.
The money raised so far is: £250,000
Co-ordinating the project, BBC Cornwall's Daphne Skinnard said, "In the past we have seen how generous the people of Cornwall are and we know how important this facility will be for the families who have to leave the County for treatment, care and respite. We hope you'll join us in watching the Precious Lives Appeal turn from a dream into reality".
At present families caring for sick children can only receive respite, palliative and terminal care at Little Bridge House in North Devon, which is the only hospice for children in the region.
BBC staff are throwing themselves behind the Appeal as part of the station’s 25th birthday celebrations with fundraising antics including a coastal bike ride.
This isn’t the first time BBC Cornwall has put its weight behind a Cornish campaign; in 2001 the station raised £600,000 towards the Sunrise Appeal. The Royal Mail sorting office in Truro has been extremely helpful in making it possible for £1 coins to be sent without ruining their machines. Their involvement in this exciting appeal is welcomed.
"We have learnt lessons since the last time, little did we know how generous young and old would be. We are hoping this will be the same and that we’ll get the Precious Lives Appeal off to a great start," said Daphne Skinnard.
If you would like to send a cheque please make it payable to:
BBC RADIO CORNWALL APPEAL (CCF)
You can also use the donation voucher which is appearing in your local newspaper.
Please send donations to:
Keep listening to BBC Cornwall to hear how you can get involved in helping families in Cornwall, by establishing a local hospice for children. If you are organising an event, please let BBC Cornwall know so that it can be mentioned.
All you need to do is ring the reception on 01872 275421 or write to BBC Cornwall, Phoenix Wharf, Truro, TR1 1UA.
Everyone at BBC Cornwall is looking forward to supporting the charity and helping families from the County.
last updated: 01/12/2008 at 09:36