It’s been revealed that Cornish healthcare charity Cornwall Hospice Care has been chosen as Bodmin Jail’s Charity of the Year. The 12 month corporate project will run from today (Monday 1st April) until the end of March next year and will help raise the vital funds needed to provide specialist care to terminally ill patients across the county.


Oli Hoare is Head of Fundraising for the charity; “We’re delighted to have been chosen by the team at Bodmin Jail, a superb Cornish attraction based in the heart of the county we serve. Corporate support such as this ensures we can continue to provide specialist care to our patients and their families and carers at no charge to them. We’re now busy planning a year of fundraising activities. We strive to offer new and different events to our supporters and Bodmin Jail provides us with a totally different and unique venue. New for this year for instance, will be a Murder Mystery Evening in June at the venue, imagine that!”

Martin Lyall, the General Manager from Bodmin Jail; “We are very pleased to have chosen Cornwall Hospice Care as our Charity of the Year in our first venture of having a chosen charity. We look forward to working together to raise awareness and much needed funds for this valuable cause in what is a significant year for the jail with our 38 million pound investment.”

News of events will feature on the Bodmin Jail and Cornwall Hospice Care websites – and and on their respective social media channels.

The attached picture shows, from left to right, Laura Harwood and Martin Lyall from Bodmin Jail and Jane Appleton from Cornwall Hospice Care.

About Bodmin Jail: An all-weather family attraction offering bars, tea shop, a stunning restaurant in the former gothic prison chapel, and a gift shop; all set within the historic former county prison, it’s dog friendly, with free disabled parking on-site.

Supplemented by our ‘Heritage Guides’ the engaging and informative attraction, offers an excellent view of life behind bars; it’s invaluable to 2800 school children p.a.

Being one of the most haunted public buildings, our Resident Voyant runs over night events, giving a unique opportunity to feel what goes on after dark. Haunted ‘Town Tours’ allow guests to delve into the darker history of the County Town before re-entering the jail for further ghostly experiences. This formidable building is rich in history and can be hired for Private Functions, Conferences, Civil Ceremonies, Weddings, Live Music and Entertainment Events.

Join our fundraising partners and help us to continue providing valuable care.