Memories made in Tunnel of Lights

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14-year-old Lucas from Plymouth enjoyed the experience including the snowfall on the attraction’s viewing platform overlooking Charlestown Harbour Credit: Steven Michell

Families currently receiving support from Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Harbour at St Austell enjoyed a special morning at the new Tunnel of Lights attraction at Charlestown’s Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

Families with a child with a life limiting condition received complimentary and exclusive access to the Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure experience.

Lynné Raubenheimer, visitor experience manager at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, said: “We really wanted to share it with families who have and are enduring a really difficult time and provide them with a little escapism. Most importantly providing time and space to make some special memories.”

The attraction is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs, making it suitable for whole families including those with limited mobility.

Sam Hurse, head of care at Little Harbour said: “The pandemic has added an extra layer of pressure onto our families who ordinarily live in extremely testing circumstances. Getting out of the house for fun activities was simply not possible for them due to strict shielding measures to keep their children safe; this of course has had an impact on all family members.

“We are so grateful to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum for offering this exclusive experience to our families as we know just how much they have been missing family days out and the opportunity to have fun together safely and make precious memories which will be treasured forever.”

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