As many of you will know we always support Cornish based charities, organisations and individuals. We feel it is important that all as the money is raised in Cornwall it should made available to help Cornish people. As there are so many good causes to support it is always difficult to make a final decision and this year has been no exception! However, for the 2016 Bale Push we have chosen Cornwall Hospice Care [in memory of Father Morley], Motor Neurone Disease Association [Cornwall Branch]and Help Izzy Walk as our main organisations. We will of course be making our usual donations to Crantock SLSC and Holywell SLSC and other local organisations.
Here is a little information about each one….
It is with great sadness that we have heard the Father Morley has died.
This Press Release was released to the Cornish Media this Morning.
Crantock Bale Push 2015 is hoping to beat all previous records once again in its highly enjoyable and celebrated annual Fund Raising event in the centre of beautiful Crantock village.
Last year alone an astonishing £10,000 was raised and distributed in the hugely popular Crantock village event, 'It is astonishing that such a wonderful sum was raised by the record number of 147 teams in one evening,' said Chairman Nigel Eustice.
Parkinson's UK Mid Cornwall
We first supported Parkinson's UK Mid Cornwall Branch in 2007 and again in 2010. The Mid Cornwall Branch has recently celebrated its offers the opportunity for Parkinson's suffers and their families you to meet other people in the area, get information and support as well as take part in activities. The services of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT and the support given to people with Parkinson's disease in Cornwall are excellent. Cornwall has a superb team of doctors headed by Dr Doug McMahon, who has a real passionate interest in Parkinson's as well as three Parkinson's nurses, a Parkinson's nurse consultant, a specialist physiotherapist and an occupational therapist.
In 2014 we celebrated our fifteenth year and right from our very first Committee meeting in March we wanted to have a very special year. Our Bale Push Magazine had a record number of advertisers and our online followers on Facebook and Twitter grew spectacularly.
The weather forecast was looking very promising and we anticipated a busy night. We had been anxiously following James Bayley who had set off from John O’Groats the week before on his 9 day solo cycle down to Crantock on his amazing “John O’Groats to Land’s End with a Twist” to raise funds for the MS Trust but we were not prepared for what happened next … we received a phone call in the early hours of Saturday morning to say that someone had set fire to the Bale Man and Bailey Bale Dog and both were completely destroyed.