Cornish Pirates donate Christmas gifts to children's charity
A charity which supports children with life-limiting illness has received a visit from Cornish sporting heroes.
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), which has a centre in St Austell, was visited by members of the Cornish Pirates rugby club who were collecting presents for the charity in the run-up to Christmas.
Players and supporters donated gifts which were presented to children staying at Little Harbour Hospice and also to the staff and fundraising team.
Chris Morgan, Cornish Pirates player, said: “We were absolutely blown away by Little Harbour. It was not what we were expecting at all. The place is full of energy & positivity that really hits you when you walk through the door. The visit was an extremely humbling & inspiring experience. Children’s Hospice South West do an incredible job and have a huge impact not just on the children but on the whole family and their support network. We were extremely proud to support them & are incredibly grateful to all those supporters who donated gifts as this would not have happened without you.”
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The players were given a tour of the hospice, which opened in 2011, including the multi-sensory room and ball pool to see firsthand the facilities that are offered at Little Harbour.
Emma Lloyd, head of fundraising, said: “The team has been so generous with their time and donations and it was great to have them at Little Harbour and for them to meet some of our families who happened to be rugby fans too. We appreciate all their donated presents so much…”