Cornish shanty singing group, Boscastle Buoys have raised over £30,000 so far with fundraising set to continue! The Buoys decided to use their music to raise funds for the Cornish charity that runs both Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell and St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle.
The Boscastle Buoys formed in 2009 after a group of locals, mainly from Boscastle discovered that as well as sharing a drink in the local pub, the Napoleon Inn in Boscastle, they also enjoyed singing. One of the Buoys was treated and supported at Cornwall Hospice Care’s Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. As he received such great care the Boscastle Buoys pledged to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care and collect donations wherever they sing.
They have performed at various venues over the years including music festivals – Falmouth Music Festival, Looe Music Festival and Boardmasters.
Pete, a Boscastle Buoy said; “We are very proud to have raised over £30,000 for Cornwall Hospice Care. We know that the Hospice is very compassionate, the staff that work there are exceptionally good carers and nurses and we just know that every penny, every pound that gets put in the bucket is put to a very good cause and used most efficiently. We would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to everybody who has supported us since we’ve been raising money for the Hospice.”
Catherine Robins, Community Fundraiser for Cornwall Hospice Care said “The amount raised over the last few years is incredible. We are very grateful for their dedication to help fund the care. All the money raised by the Boscastle Buoys in Cornwall, stays in Cornwall. £30,000 is the equivalent of care in one intensive care bed for 50 days. Well done and thank you for making a difference!”