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Magical memories made at the Tunnel of Lights

Families enjoying the Tunnel of Lights

Families currently receiving care and support from 2 Cornish charities enjoyed the opportunity to make some special memories at the Tunnel of Lights Christmas attraction at Charlestown’s Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

The museum provided complimentary and exclusive access to the festive event before it opened to the public for families with a child or children with a life-limiting condition and being cared for by Children’s Hospice South West. Little girl enjoying the lights

The visit provided an opportunity for families to enjoy some quality time together in between busy care routines, appointments, and respite breaks at nearby Little Harbour. Guests also included bereaved parents and siblings who continue to be supported by the charity after the loss of a child.

The invitation was also extended to families who are currently receiving support from Penhaligon’s Friends. Cornwall’s child bereavement charity provides support to over 1,000 children and their families across the county after the loss of a loved one.

Sarah Paull from St Columb Major who visited with her twin daughters Sienna and Scarlet said:

“Being able to access the Tunnel of Lights at this time was the difference in us being able to come at all. This was a great opportunity to make a lasting memory of Christmas when often children like ours are in and out of hospital with complications from winter illness.

Sienna could be lifted out of her wheelchair and sit in the sleigh with support, taking in all the colours and Christmas music, without saying a word you could see the delight in her eyes and her smile was beaming! I will never forget that moment and how thankful I am a local business offered this opportunity to Little Harbour families.

Lynné Raubenheimer, Production Manager at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum said:

“The Tunnel of Lights is a truly magical, immersive experience that really is the most festive place in Cornwall. So, it’s the perfect place for these families to enjoy a break from difficult times and enjoy some time and space to make some lasting memories together at this special time of year.”Little girl enjoying the snow

To learn more about Penhaligon’s Friends visit