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We’re launching our Christmas card range today all thanks to you! A briefing from our Executive Team on Wednesday 8th September 2021.

Our 2021 Christmas card range has arrived in our shops and we think the cards are going to prove extremely successful, all thanks to you. Frazer Hopkins, our Head of Retail, ran a competition earlier this year asking staff and volunteers to nominate Cornish scenes they’d like to see featured. He had a huge response and we can announce the winners today.

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Ally Hardman, our Operational Nursing Lead and Beverley MacIntyre who’s one of our volunteer Trustees suggested Lizard Point. Julie Treneer, our West Cornwall Community Fundraiser, voted for Lanyon Quoit and Godrevy was suggested by Gwendoline Treseder who’s an Occupational Therapist, Angela Flamank our Fundraising Groups Coordinator and Beth Amess who volunteers at St Julia’s Hospice. Our Truro charity shop Manager Nikki Jenkins voted for St Ives, while Minions was the scene of choice for Jan Pallett who’s our Digital Media Officer, Janet Welch who manages our Liskeard charity shop and Anne Kehrer who volunteers at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice.

Tracey Preston who manages our St Austell town centre shop asked for St Just in Roseland along with Mount Edgcumbe volunteer Linda Greenstreet. Gribbin Head outside Fowey proved very popular and was chosen by Becky Hooper who’s a Clinical Administrator at Mount Edgcumbe, Jenny Wilkins our Volunteer Services Coordinator and Francesca May who manages our Bodmin Donation Centre. Fowey itself was suggested by Counsellor Ange Bunt from Mount Edgcumbe Hospice and Lynne Edens who volunteers at our St Austell town centre shop.

A scene of St Michael’s Mount is always popular and this year it was voted for by Angela Flamank and Ann Honey who’s another of our volunteers at our St Austell town centre shop.

It was our privilege to read some of the comments that came with the card ideas. Ally Hardman who suggested Lizard Point said she loves to sit in the café there watching the sea crash over the rocks on a blustery day. It’s a place where she can remember her sister who passed away.

Tracey Preston from our St Austell town centre shop, chose St Just in Roseland because it’s one of her favourite places, it’s where she got married and it’s beautiful.

When we asked for suggestions, it gave everyone the chance to think about something other than Covid-19. You’ve all worked so hard over the last 18 months and it’s good to see some of the ideas turn in to cards. We hope the Cornish scenes, along with our other Christmas cards, will not only raise around £70,000 for our charity, but bring cheer to those who receive them.  You can see the full range on our website HERE.

Paul, Gina, Graham and Verity

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