A big thank you to everyone who took the trouble to vote for HRCST’s entry in the Aviva Community Fund competition last year. We applied for £25,000 to build a floating classroom and we managed to get 4,198 votes. We didn’t win but we gained a huge amount of positive publicity from this national, high profile competition and we plan to try again next time!
We were delighted when Medical Maelstrom offered to give a fundraising performance for HRCST which had the audience in stiches with an evening of up-to-the-minute satire and song devised by Michele Sharkey, Anthony Seddon and Sam Freegard – who also happen to be GPs.
“We have performed well over a hundred shows, almost all of them for local charities,” explains Sam, who holidayed on the Helford area as a child and has worked for the NHS in the Duchy for more than 30 years. “We reckon it’s an easier way of lending our support than running a marathon or having our heads shaved!”
Sam adds: “The HRCST is a fantastic cause to support. I feel that every child – or as many of them as possible – should have the joy of experiencing first-hand the magic of the Helford Estuary. And, best of all, to experience it from on the water – hence our willingness to support HRCST.”
HRCST co-chairman Charles Richardson, “We’re increasing our fund-raising efforts to continue our river operations and to ensure that our Trevassack dream becomes a reality – so we’re incredibly grateful to our medical friends for offering to perform.”