The Cornish Arms raises £702 for Cornwall Air Ambulance
The Cornish Arms has raised £702 for Cornwall Air Ambulance. At our annual Beer & Mussel Festival, we donated 10p from each charity festival beer sold and asked customers to donate £2 to take part in the festival quiz. Proceeds from the pub’s Sunday quiz nights that took place throughout the winter months were also added to the total funds raised.
We visited Cornwall Air Ambulance for a tour and presented the charity with a cheque for £702 – it was amazing to see and hear about all the hard work they do to support the county. On call between 7.30am and 7.30pm, their 2 rescue helicopters are called out around 700 times a year, up to 5 times a day during the summer months!
Steph Preston-Evans, Fundraising Officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: “As a charity we rely on donations to keep the air ambulance flying so we were thrilled to be supported at the Rick Stein Beer and Mussel Festival. Thank you to everyone involved. This year is extra special for Cornwall Air Ambulance as we are celebrating 30 years of saving lives. During that time the crew has carried out more than 26,000 missions, but not a single mission could have been flown without the generosity of the people of Cornwall. Being able to raise money at events like the Rick Stein Beer and Mussel Festival really does help save lives.”