Our Coach Seats for Causes campaign started seven years ago and has since seen us donate over £20,000 to a range of fantastic Cornish charities.
One local charity is carefully selected to be featured in our bi-annual holiday brochure. We then donate £1 for every seat booked from the brochure to our chosen charity.
Our current charities are:
In 2018 Marie Curie celebrated providing 70 years of care and support for terminally ill people and their families.
Marie Curie helps everyone affected by a terminal illness get the information and support they need. There are currently 22 Marie Curie nurses who cover the county of Cornwall. Recruitment is also taking place to increase this number to help us reach more patients. Marie Curie Nurses work night and day in people’s homes across the UK.
Each hour of a Marie Curie Nurse’s time is an hour of skilled and dedicated care for a person living with a terminal illness. We care for people with any terminal illnesses including cancer, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other illnesses.
I’m sure you can imagine, being with family in the comfort of your own home is the reason many people prefer to spend their final days at home rather than in hospital. It means that they have the chance to spend this precious time in the ways that they enjoy, like settling down in front of the TV to watch one of their favourite films. Over the last 70 years we’ve helped millions of people with a terminal illness and their families.
The charity also provides a wealth of information for someone who is ill as well as family members and friends. The charity has a Support Line staffed by trained advisers who can provide emotional support and give trusted information on everything from day-to-day care to financial information and legal issues. Marie Curie also has an online Community where people can share experiences and find support by talking to people in a similar situation.
What’s more, Marie Curie is the leader in research into better ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses and also campaigns on issues that affect people with a terminal illness and their families.
Marie Curie have 9 hospices throughout the UK which offer specialist round-the-clock care.
If you would like to support Marie Curie and volunteer in your area please contact the local office below.
Tel: 01872 260 500
iSightCornwall is Cornwall’s oldest charity having been founded in 1856 to support miners who lost their sight due to the hazardous working conditions at the time.
Today we are the only charity in Cornwall whose sole purpose is to support people who are blind or visually impaired, whatever their age, circumstance or condition.
There are over 22,000 visually impaired people living in Cornwall. We aim to reach these people and support them to lead active and independent lives. Sight loss can have a devastating impact which is why our specially trained staff are there every step of the way offering emotional support as well as practical advice about technology, equipment and visual aids to make daily living easier.
To find out more about iSightCornwall visit www.isightcornwall.org.uk or call 01872 261110.