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Tree planted in memory of Howard Rosevear

A tree was planted at Little Harbour in memory of Howard Rosevear

A tree has been planted at Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell in memory of a local man who donated the land for the hospice to be built.

Howard Rosevear, who died in February aged 87, generously gifted the land at Porthpean to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) in 2008. 

This week a Sorbus tree, kindly donated by St Austell Soroptimists, was planted by CHSW Co-Founder and Chief Executive Eddie Farwell and Howard’s children Kathryn, Helen and Ivan. It has taken pride of place alongside a tree planted in 2016 in memory of Howard’s wife Shirley.

Mr Farwell said: “We were all shocked and saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Howard and it feels so fitting to be able to plant this tree in his memory, next to Shirley’s tree, on the land they so kindly donated. 

Simply put, Little Harbour would not be here in this beautiful setting without their generosity.

Howard is well remembered for his generosity to the community as well as being a member of the Rotary Club of St Austell, the Freemasons and a keen golfer and croquet player. 

CHSW is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout this year and in December it will be 10 years since Little Harbour opened its doors to children and families from across Cornwall and Plymouth.