Country & Classics Day at TREGREHAN GARDENS for Marie Curie

On Sunday 21 July, volunteers and fundraising groups from all over Cornwall welcomed visitors to Tregrehan Gardens at Par to raise vital funds to support the work of Marie Curie in Cornwall. 

A new venue for this annual event and special thanks to the support of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hudson for hosting the day.

Over 700 visitors attended this great classic car show and country fayre which was officially opened by The Truro Town Crier, Lionel Knight.

110 classic cars and motorbikes were on display along with luxury cars from local dealerships, Landrover Jaquar and Hawkin’s Motors.  The Cornwall Advanced Motorists had a stand with information about their organisation.

After visiting the beautiful gardens visitors were treated to food from The Melting Pot, Smoking Longhorn, Kelly’s Ice Cream and delicious cream teas prepared by volunteers from the Truro Fundraising Group and also Philip and Linda Budell.   The weather was ideal and visitors were able to enjoy music from The Velvets and The Roseland Community Choir on the lovely lawn.

Over £7,000 was raised on the day and this money will support the local Marie Curie Nursing Service.  Marie Curie Nurses provide high quality nursing care and support for terminally ill patients and their families free of charge. The nurses are shining lights and it costs just £20 an hour to provide this amazing service for those darkest hours.

For more information on volunteers or joining your local fundraising group please call 01872 260500.