After eighteen difficult pandemic months for the Cornish healthcare charity, today sees the launch of the 2021 Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Challenges. This Christmas you can get on your bike for the ever-popular Wadebridge to Padstow Santa Cycle, take part in the Santa Paddle challenge on your paddleboard or kayak at Pentewan or go wild and do a Santa Skydive at Perranporth!

One of those already signed up for the Santa Skydive is Lou Ranford, the Ward Sister at St Julia’s hospice in Hayle. “The last 18 months have been pretty challenging for us all, but I’ve been incredibly inspired by our nursing teams who throughout the pandemic, day in, day out, have put on their PPE and continued to care for their patients in really difficult circumstances. I couldn’t be prouder of them, so now I’m going to do something to help keep them caring.”

Join Lou by signing up as a Santa Skydiver on any of the following dates, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December (weather permitting) here – The CHC Tandem Skydive | Cornwall Hospice Care

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To take part in the Santa Cycle on Saturday 11th December, follow this link – Santa Cycle | Cornwall Hospice Care

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Paddleboarders and kayakers will follow a course from Pentewan to Mevagissey and back on Sunday 12th December and you can sign up here – Santa Paddle (SUP & Kayak) | Cornwall Hospice Care

Amy Lewis is the Chief Elf overseeing the series; “Taking part in a Santa challenge will help keep our beds open at our two hospices in St Austell and Hayle and our amazing nurses caring, so why not get involved, raise some funds, and have fun together in a Santa suit!  There’s an option to suit most people, so if skydiving fills you with horror, how about grabbing your bike and cycling or paddling along our beautiful coastline. See you there!”

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