Gift for Little Harbour


We were very pleased to be able to offer a gift of equipment to Cornwall’s first children’s hospice, Little Harbour at Porthpean near St Austell.

Little Harbour is set in a spectacular coastal location overlooking St. Austell Bay with beautiful views out to sea. Designed and built with a view to celebrating Cornish building traditions and its close proximity to the sea, Little Harbour has the feel of  a ‘holiday home’ in a relaxed seaside setting.  The Hospice, run by Children’s Hospice South West, has individual children’s bedrooms, accommodation for parents and siblings, a wide range of play and therapy facilities – including a messy play area, a Jacuzzi and a multi-sensory room – and a homely family kitchen and living room. Little Harbour offers a range of services such as 24 hour palliative care and end of life care, support for parents and well brothers and sisters, as well as help, advice and support in bereavement and beyond.

The portable goals, footballs and pitch marking cones were presented by Cornwall FA’s Vice-Chairman, David Bray and Football Development Officer Phil Cardew  for the area of lawn at the back of site which is ideal for some small sided football activity. The idea was proposed following a visit to the Hospice prior to its official opening by David and his wife Denise.  David said, “We were struck by the overwhelming generosity from many charitable organisations who had donated equipment to make the time the children and parents spend at the Hospice as comfortable and as joyful as possible.  It is also a difficult time also for the siblings of the families who have to contend daily with a poorly brother or sister and they need to be catered for."

The photo shows residents at Little Harbour, Leo, Josh and Thomas, with Kate Powell Little Harbour team leader, David Bray, Phil Cardew and Emma Lloyd, CHSW’s head fundraiser.

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