Sun shines for Classics Day

St Austell fundraising team Christine Bennetto, Helen Mugford and Gill Grigg at Trewithen. 11 September 2016.

Sun shines for Classics Day at TREWITHEN GARDENS

On Sunday 11 September, volunteers and fundraising groups from all over Cornwall staged another very successful fundraising day at Trewithen Gardens.  The day was kindly hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Galsworthy and family.

County Patron for Marie Curie, Alexandra Bolitho, judged the 100 classic vehicles on display and awarded certificates.  A range of new luxury cars from local dealerships Mercedes Benz, P. C. Tonkin & Son and Jaguar Landrover  were also on display.

Classic cars at Trewithen. 11 September, 2016.

Over 1,300 visitors attended the day and enjoyed wandering through the beautiful gardens, browsing over  stalls including delicious refreshments, crafts, produce and antiques.   The local police dog handler  gave a demonstration which was then followed by a Fun Dog Show.

Members from Rebellion Archers gave demonstrations and taster sessions of Field Archery.

Camborne volunteer for Marie Curie Diane Hore with Freya Prisk at Trewithen. 11 September, 2016.Jim Henderson and Marie Curie volunteer Annabel Sylvester at Trewithen. 11 September 2016.

Philip Buddell, local auctioneer, held a ‘What’s It Worth’ session enabling visitors to have their antiques and collectables valued for a small donation.

Music for the day was provided by the St. Dennis Youth Band, the Roseland and Indian Queens Community Choirs.  The day closed at 4pm with The Bishop of St. Germans giving a short address in front of the house on the circular lawn.

Larry with his winning Jaguar XK150S. Trewithen. 11 September, 2016.

A grand total of £11,500 was raised which will be used to support the local Marie Curie Nursing Service which relies heavily on voluntary donations to fund it’s services.  We are delighted that permission has already been given to hold the event again in 2017.

Truro Marie Curie volunteers Lynda Robbins and Moreen Williams at Trewithen. 11 September, 2016.Classic car in front of Trewithen house. 11 September 2016.

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