The staff and families at Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Little Harbour hospice at Porthpean in St Austell were delighted to receive a donation of a minibus from the infamous Legendary Grand Tour.
The Legendary Grand Tour is an event held every year in North Devon where hundreds of minis from all over the UK come together and drive a set route over the August bank holiday weekend raising funds for various charities and good causes. Last year 230 minis took part along with 40 motorbikes helping to marshal the route.
Over the 23 years that the Legendary Grand Tour has been running it has covered thousands of miles and raised over £500,000 for charity and CHSW has been supported generously from these donations. Funds raised from the event have enabled organisers to support all three of CHSW’s children’s hospices particularly with their Messy Play arts and craft rooms as well as through buying minibuses for the hospices to use.
The 2017 Legendary Grand Tour has raised over £23,000 which has paid for a much needed new minibus for Little Harbour which was handed over on Saturday 3rd February.
Eddie Farwell, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of CHSW said “We are so grateful for the generosity shown by Terry Baker along with everyone involved in the Legendary Grand Tour. The support that we have received from the event has been phenomenal and this kind of practical contribution of being able to donate the minibus to Little Harbour is fantastic. We cannot thank everyone involved enough.”
Terry Baker, Organiser of the Legendary Grand Tour said “We have never asked them what they want because they always tell us what they need and we do our best to get it.”
The 2018 Legendary Grand Tour will take place 25th – 27th August and will once again be a sight to behold in North Devon.
Little Harbour is now supporting over 100 families in Cornwall, Plymouth and the surrounding area and offers short breaks, respite, palliative care as well as end of life care and bereavement support.