Bob and Marilyn Bosisto are a couple on a mission. The dedicated duo are hoping to reach a target of £50,000 collected for leading Cornish charity, Cornwall Hospice Care and they’ve got just £4,000 to go. Now they’re hoping their next three events will see them reach their goal.

Bob and Marilyn, who live near St Columb, have been involved in charity auctions for many years, but started collecting for Cornwall Hospice Care three years ago when a close friend died of cancer. Bob explains more;

“We worked with Ray Dolan at the same sale room in Bodmin. He was a very brave guy and when he knew he had cancer he vowed to beat it. But despite his brave battle the cancer came back and he, like two other close friends of ours, was cared for at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice.  We felt we should say thank you and commemorate Ray’s life by raising funds for the charity that provides this amazing care.”

“We do it because we enjoy the auctions and get a real buzz from them. It keeps us active and we appreciate that our hard work is supporting a great Cornish charity.  We are now tantalisingly close to our £50,000 target so we hope that we can raise the £4,000 we need in the next month or so.”

The next event is a Memorial Sale at the Airways Hotel opposite Newquay Cornwall Airport on Friday 17 October, starting at 7.30pm.  Then there’s an auction at the Social Club in Padstow on Friday 24 October at 7.30pm.  On Monday 3 November the charity auction at the Indian Queens Victory Hall will benefit Cornwall Hospice Care and the doors open there at 6pm. Bob says as well as buying, people can also bring items along;

“You are more than welcome to bring any bric-a-brac along but we do need you to ring us first on either 01637 880715 or 07803 436469. I’d like to thank everyone for their continuing support, we really appreciate the kindness shown by many.”

Clare Bray is the Cornwall Hospice Care Community Fundraiser who supports Bob and Marilyn;

“Bob and Marilyn are very special people who do such a massive amount for our charity and make a huge difference to those we care for at our two hospices and beyond. They have reached an extraordinary milestone and I know they’ll raise the £4,000 that will take them to £50,000 because they are very dedicated supporters. I’d like to say a very big thank you to them for all they do for us as we truly appreciate their hard work.”