Mike Ward, President of the Rotary Club of St Austell Bay has presented £1,000 to Cornwall Hospice Care. It brings the total amount of donations from the club to the Cornish healthcare charity to £139,000.

This latest gift was presented to Cornwall Hospice Care’s Chief Executive Paul Brinsley by Club President Mike Ward at the charity’s Holmbush community shop. Mike said “I’m delighted to present this cheque for £1000 to Cornwall Hospice Care. We’ve supported the charity for a number of years with £139,000 donated to date. This latest gift follows our Autumn golf competition held at St Austell Golf Club.”

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Pictured above are Cornwall Hospice Care Chief Executive, Paul Brinsley (left), Mike Ward President of the Rotary Club of St Austell Bay (centre) and Holmbush charity Shop Manager Jo Westmore.

Receiving the £1,000, Paul Brinsley added; “We rely on the local community for support and I’m delighted to say the Rotary Club of St Austell Bay are good and loyal friends and I thank them for their continuing generosity. It’s been a horrid year for us all, but with help such as this we’ve been able to keep our two hospices at Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle, open 24/7 and admitting those patients who need us.”

Mike Ward adds; “In normal times our Club meets on Monday evenings at the Britannia Inn and we organise a number of events and activities throughout the year, raising money for many charities and good causes. We’re continuing to meet via Zoom during this pandemic. If anyone is interested in becoming involved with Rotary please contact Mike Flux on 01726 339224 or email yvettemikeflux@hotmail.com for more information.

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