‘Alternative’ fundraising for Falmouth Beach

(L-R): Lindsay Manning, David Glover and Mary Murfin
(L-R): Lindsay Manning, David Glover and Mary Murfin

A Falmouth hotel has presented cheques totaling £5264.80 to its two chosen local charities, from money raised through its Christmas and Alternative New Year’s Eve Party Nights.

The Falmouth Beach Hotel has been hosting its Christmas and Alternative New Year’s Eve parties for the last nine years which gives its guests an opportunity to celebrate bringing in the New Year from January 2 right through to February 13.

“Our Party Nights have grown tremendously over the years through popularity and active marketing,” said general manager David Glover. “We provide an event which is unique to Cornwall and offers flexibility to individuals and groups which do not necessarily have time over the busy Christmas period to celebrate together.”

“Through these party nights we manage to raise a large amount of money for our chosen charities Cornwall Hospice Care and Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal and it is a pleasure to be able to present £2632.40 to each charity.”

Lindsay Manning, community fundraiser at Cornwall Hospice Care commented: “The fantastic total raised by the staff and customers of the Falmouth Beach Hotel through their regular party nights is a wonderful contribution towards the running costs of Cornwall Hospice Care. It costs approximately eleven pounds per minute to run our services at Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospices and this donation will make a real difference to the patients and families we support”.

Mary Murfin, Children’s Hospice South West community fundraiser for Cornwall, added: “We are so grateful for the ongoing support from the Falmouth Beach Hotel and their guests. With demands on time and means, we are thankful to all our supporters who remain loyal to our cause and continue to help us reach our target of building ‘Little Harbour’ Cornwall’s first children’s hospice by the spring of 2011.”



  1. It’s great to see a hotel doing so much positive work. Raising money during the festive season for a good cause is great. With so many companies not planning to have their annual Christmas party this year due to the economic climate, the knowledge that the money that they were spending was going to a good cause would certainly make some of them think twice about throwing the office Christmas parties that their employees deserve.

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