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Hearty donation from Pirates of St Piran

07 July 2021 chsw Fundraising

Swashbuckling shanty group, The Pirates of St Piran, have recently donated £1000 to Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell.
The money was raised through their gigs prior to the pandemic as well as sales of the 6 CD’s which they have released. 

There are about 20 pirates that make up the crew, which have been performing at various events for over 10 years, performing sea shanties and pirate songs in traditional 18th century clothing. Proceeds from their gigs and sales of their CD’s all go to their three main charities; CHSW, RNLI and Cornwall Air Ambulance.

 Bazz Cooper (AKA Captain Swillin’ Billy Flynn) from The Pirates of St Piran said “We chose Children’s Hospice South West as one of our main charities after a few of us visited Little Harbour when it first opened and many of us found it such a moving experience.

To be honest it was a real sight to see, with a bunch of big tough pirates all overcome with emotion and blubbing away at the end of the tour. We knew then that we wanted to help the staff there continue to do the amazing work they do for those precious young lives.

It is one of those rare things in life where we love performing, the audiences love watching us and we raise lots of cash for good causes, so everyone is a winner.”

Bernadette Chambers, Area Fundraiser for Little Harbour said “We are so thankful to The Pirates of St Piran for this donation. Fundraising naturally declined during the pandemic which is why we are so grateful to receive donations like this to help us continue providing vital care to local children and families.”

Little Harbour supports more than 140 local children with life limiting illnesses and their families. The hospice provides resilience stays, home visits, virtual support, emergency stays, end of life care and bereavement support. It costs more than £3 million a year to run the hospice which relies almost entirely on voluntary donations.