Charity of the year

St Blazey Football Club are proud to announce Little Harbour as our charity of the year.

Little Harbour is a home-from-home. A place where each family member can find time and space to feel normal and do the things they enjoy as a mum, as a dad, as a brother or sister: as a family, not overwhelmingly as a carer.

HistoryExternal view of Little Harbour

The Children’s Hospice South West Precious Lives Appeal, to open a new hospice to support the families of Plymouth and Cornwall, was launched at the beginning of September 2007 and on 5 September 2011 the announcement was made that the appeal target had been reached.

Little Harbour is set in a spectacular coastal location overlooking St Austell Bay with beautiful views out to sea. Designed and built with a view to celebrating Cornish building traditions and its close proximity to the sea, Little Harbour has the feel of a ‘holiday home’ in a relaxed seaside setting.

Little Harbour opened its doors to its first families in December 2011 and is most conveniently situated for families who live in Cornwall, Plymouth and parts of South Devon.

Little Harbour hydrotherapy pool

Facilities

At Little Harbour as with all our hospices, families will discover individual children’s bedrooms, accommodation for parents and siblings, a wide range of play and therapy facilities – including a messy play area, a hydrotherapy pool and a multi-sensory room – and a homely family kitchen and living room.

Teenagers also get their own special space where they can surf the net, play music and be themselves, whilst our games room is a place for chilling out and taking a few minutes to beat dad at pool.

Hope and Betsy Willingham guide us around Little Harbour hospice’s sensory garden, Mermaids Cove and demonstrate their favourite features.

The garden was completed in 2015 and takes our children and families through an interactive sensory journey of stormy seas to calm waters. Mermaids Cove has a sandpit, water sprays, piped sounds of the sea, and a mermaid’s house for storytelling and is laid out in a way that the sensory moments are accessible to all.

Being able to enjoy time in a garden is such a simple pleasure which through these gardens, we can bring to our families when they most need some relaxation and enjoyment.

You can find more information on their website. https://www.chsw.org.uk/little-harbour

St Blazey Football Club really hopes that you will support its efforts in raising funds for this worthwhile and much needed local charity and throughout the year the club will be running events to raise funds for Little Harbour. We also have collection tins located in the clubhouse if you wish to donate some loose change.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

We have raised £527 together with the Co-op.

Paul Bowden took part in the Eden Santa run on Sunday 9th December 2018 to help raise money.

This total will be updated through out the season.