Local Charity Events to check out

Alex Taylor

St Michael’s Mount Swim

When: 18th July High tide at 6pm

What: One and a half mile swim

For: Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer

Where: Around St Michael’s Mount

If you’re sticking around Cornwall for the (hopefully warmer) summer months and fancy swimming somewhere other than Gylly beach, why not give this a go! The Chestnut Appeal is a charity that works to raise awareness of prostate cancer and its treatments, and aims to get more men talking about it. This is the second year they have run this event, with last year’s swim attracting people from far and wide. Those interested in getting involved are required to have experience of open water swimming and can complete around 100 lengths of a 25m pool. The event is £30 due to running costs and participants are expected to raise £50 each for the charity.

Want to know more? Visit http://www.chestnutappeal.org.uk and search under ‘Events’ OR email chestnut.events@nhs.net

Zestifal Pirate Fun Run

When: 25th July

What: Fun Run – one or three mile courses

For: RNLI, Cornwall Hospice Care

Where:  Falmouth

If you would prefer a more relaxed form of exercise than open water swimming, and enjoy dressing up in pirate costumes then look no further! On the 25th July there will be a fun run around Falmouth, starting from the Moor and participants can follow one or three mile courses around the town.  Funds will be split between the RNLI, a charity providing lifesaving protection around our shores and Cornwall Hospice Care who provide specialist care for those living with debilitating illnesses.

Want to know more? Visit http://www.piratefunrun.co.uk or call 01726 66868. Entry costs £5 for children and £10 for adults.

Royal Cornwall Show

When: 4th – 6th June

What: Agricultural Show

For: Various charity stalls. Main two charities are Merlin MS centre and Royal Cornwall Hospitals  Charity

Where: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE

This event has been running since 1793 and has since grown massively and there are 100,000 people expected this year including Princess Alexandra. There will be many stalls including charities such as the National Animal Welfare Trust and the National Trust. As well as those, there is  a traditional steam fair, dog show, demonstrations involving motorcross riding, falconry and sheep shearing (not at the same time

Want to know more? Visit: http://www.royalcornwallshow.org