The Crantock Bale Push is all about supporting good causes and doing our part to give back to our local community. Each year the event is held to support a number of worthwhile organizations to help raise both money and awareness. This year we are supporting the following organizations: • MS Society • Newquay Coastguard Association • Little Hearts Matters • Young People Cornwall
MID CORNWALL BRANCH
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK. The charity offers hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too. Almost three times as many women have MS as men. MS is complex, and has many symptoms. Most people won't experience them all, certainly not at the same time. There are also other conditions with similar symptoms to MS. The Mid Cornwall Branch offers much needed support to sufferers, their carers and families and is run by volunteers working alongside local staff. The services they offer include:
- emotional and practical support
- financial help
- information events
- social events
They also raise funds every year to help people affected by MS.
To find out more please go to: www.mssociety.org.uk
NEWQUAY COASTGUARD ASSOCIATION
The Coastguard Association is a registered charity that provides help and financial support to Coastguards in need. In February 2012 a team was set up as the ‘Newquay Coastguard Association’, affiliated with The Coastguard Association.
It actively encourages Coastguard Rescue Teams to set up under their umbrella in order to raise money and keep money within their local area rather than it going to a central fund. The Coastguard Association provides all the necessary support and advice in the setting-up process. By April the Newquay Coastguard Association was formed, allowing us to start raising funds for equipment and facilities that will help us to help those that find themselves in trouble along our coastline. Our first ambition is to raise £8,500 for an all-terrain multi-use trailer.
To find out more please go to: www.ncga.org.uk
LITTLE HEARTS MATTER
Little Hearts Matters was set up in 1994 to provide support and information to families and to raise awareness of those affected when a child has only half a heart.
Well known Newquay couple, Lee and Danielle Pascoe face this challenge when their baby is born in October. At a routine 12 week scan Danielle and Lee were told by doctors that their unborn child has this condition. It means the right side of his heart is not formed properly and there is no blood vessels going to the right side of his lung, so he will be unable to breathe on his own when he is born. Within a couple of days of his birth the baby will have to have operations, depending on how stable he is.
The couple are raising awareness of the condition and expect to spend between four and seven weeks in Bristol Hospital while their son receives specialist cardiac treatment. They are being supported by Little Hearts Matter and ex Newquay Hornets player Lee who now plays football for Godolphin Reserves is hoping to join us on the evening with his team to raise money for Little Hearts Matter.
To find out more please go to: www.lhm.org.uk
YOUNG PEOPLE CORNWALL
Founded in 1974 to support and work with youth groups throughout the County, Young People Cornwall is a local charity with a long track record of success in helping young people aged 11 to 25.
Young People Cornwall improves the quality of life for young people in Cornwall by delivering inspirational youth work which supports their needs and aspirations.
As a local charity with the skills and insight to support young people who live here, we now deliver a wide range of programmes and projects across Cornwall, as well as providing vital tools and resources to help existing youth groups and clubs to really fly. Young People Cornwall is made up of committed, proactive individuals, who together bring valuable skills and attributes to the team. The Charity runs a number of projects to support young people in Cornwall.
To find out more please go to: www.youngpeoplecornwall.org