Like a bit of hope on a sad day, Cornwall Hospice Care are there for people at the end of their lives, and sometimes when people just need a bit of support, Mowesi Marshgate heard at their March meeting.

Cornwall Hospice Care Community fundraiser Carrie Richards came along to Otterham & St Juliot Hall with a PowerPoint show on the vital work of the charity, and how they help people with terminal health issues or people who need respite care and support.

While they do have a full staff of professionals, Cornwall Hospice Care also rely on the hundreds of volunteers (approx. 750!) across the Duchy who help out with fund raising and other work, including running the popular CHC charity shops – 25 in total at present. Did you know you can even shop online at their ebay shop or even play their Lottery . A Recently added kindly touch for all in-patients to receive when they are discharged is a ‘Home Box’ containing Tea bags, biscuits etc everything to make a lovely cuppa upon returning home. The two Hospices run by Cornwall Hospice Care are Mount Edgecumbe at St Austell and St Julia’s at Hayle.

The majority proportion of running costs are from donations and dedicated fundraising, the government also make a vital contribution.

Friendly Carrie then stayed on for a cuppa while the members conducted the business part of the meeting, planning a bingo night, decorating work at our book swap kiosk and planning our summer outing.

Mowesi Marshgate meet on the second Thursday of the month in the hall. Find our open page on Facebook for details if you would like to come along you would be very welcome.