Phillip Schofield meets teenage cancer patients in Truro
TV sensation and This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield has praised a Truro charity after meeting teenage cancer patients in the city on Friday.
The ITV star visited a dozen children and young adults who had gathered in Zafiros bar to talk with him.
It had all been organised by Lauren and Rosie’s Fund (LARF), a charity who fund a full time teenage and young adults nurse at Treliske and offer support to those undergoing cancer treatment.
Mr Schofield praised the work of LARF after talking with the young adults. He said: “Thank God for the LARF charity. It’s such a worthwhile cause. You walk around talking to the young people here and they’re all incredibly positive. Any work that can go towards helping young people has to be rewarded.
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“I’ve heard about the work of LARF and meeting the members is something I have wanted to do for quite some time.
“Here we have a charity set up out of tragedy but is delivering so much good to the local community.
“I’m from Newquay so seeing this sort of work happening in Cornwall makes me incredibly proud.”
Mandy Hoare, who runs Zafiros and helps run the LARF charity said: “It was great to have him here, it gave the children a real boost.
“He’s going around chatting to everyone.”
LARF Cornwall raises funds to help teenagers and young people under the age of 24 within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are undergoing cancer treatment.
Mr Schofield added: “Those who run the charity work tirelessly. It’s incredible.”
To date LARF has raised over £65,000 in the three years it has been up and running.
The charity was started by family and friends of Lauren Hoare and Rosie Howis who lost their battle with cancer in 2010.