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Weʼre raising £15,000 to help Grenfell Tower survivors, the bereaved and firefighters make new memories in Cornwall

Truro, United Kingdom
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'There was no more suppressing. The gentle atmosphere of Cornwall encouraged me to let out the pain and take in some of the healing.' Hanan Wahabi, 9th floor. Mother of two and bereaved of her brother and his entire family, 21st floor.

Thank you for joining our vision which has remained the same since the facebook post which began this project a few days after Grenfell Tower Fire: 'Imagine if we could put a Cornish holiday on the horizon of every Grenfell resident and firefighter family: a time to rest, a time to let our beautiful county bless these people and work its gentle magic.'

For full detail on our work including media coverage on Channel4News, BBC Breakfast, Radio 2 and in The Sunday Times etc, please go to: www.cornwallhugsgrenfell.org/news

So far over 250 guests from W11 have come for respite holidays: Tower Survivors, the bereaved, displaced neighbours and firefighters.  

This page is raising money for transport and logistics: the nuts and bolts of turning kind pledges into respite holidays: peace, rest and new memories.

Thank you for joining this vision. Cornwall Hugs Grenfell is the first (and only) campaign of charity Cornwall Hugs (charity number 1177796, approved April 201). Our trustee and treasurer is Andrew Holt, former CFO of international charity, Interhealth, who holds a diploma in charity finance and is a retired solicitor.

Esmé Page, Founder

Follow us on twitter: @cornwallhugs

www.cornwallhugsgrenfell.org where you can see media coverage and quotes from guests.

Please like us on Facebook: Cornwall Hugs Grenfell

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  • Esme Page6 months ago
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    Esme Page

    6 months ago

    Thank you for your huge generosity. Our first guests this year have had some lovely weather this Easter and it's great to have started the season.

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  • Esme Page8 months ago
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    Esme Page

    8 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Such touching donations coming in. I wish I could contact you directly but the data protection seems to prohibit that as I can't see your emails. Thank you for giving something up, going without and just for bothering to support the work we're doing this year. 250+ guests are registered for holidays and we are working through the careful business of matching guests to accommodation as pledged. Among others, we've a group of seven survivor families coming in May and your donations are helping us put that visit together. Thank you!

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  • Esme Page9 months ago
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    Esme Page

    9 months ago

    Now in January and February, we're busy with lots of back-office work including the painstaking work of gathering holiday pledges and matching them to guests. Five families matched so far and over 60 to go :-). A huge thank you to everyone who contributed in 2017 and helped us reach our £10K target. Many people gave part of their Christmas budget and we are very appreciative of every sacrifice made. Our work continues and to bring the over 300 people registered, we have raised our target to £15K. Thank you all for your support. Esmé

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Page last updated on: 10/1/2018 1:26 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 1, 2018

    GREETINGS FROM GREVILLE ROAD, CORNWALLMAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU A BRIGHTER FUTURE!

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 8, 2018

    A great project - keep up the good work!

    £15.00

  • Nigel , Torquay, Devon

    Nigel , Torquay, Devon

    Sep 3, 2018

    What a great idea Esme,May God bless everyone in Grenfell, my love to you all.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 3, 2018

    Saw what you are doing for the people of Grenfell on ITV news, it is amazing ! A beautiful idea and i pray it continues to bless many people :)

    £50.00

  • JP

    JP

    Sep 3, 2018

    Just seen your piece on the ITV London News. What a truly wonderful cause. Bless you for giving holidays to such incredible and deserving people x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 3, 2018

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 18, 2018

    When I heard about this on Radio 4 I just knew I had to contribute.

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Esme Page

Truro, United Kingdom

I'm a mother of two energetic boys and a business woman living in Cornwall. I'm supported by a tiny group of volunteers and our two other hard working trustees Aisling Algeo and Andrew Holt (retired solicitor who holds a diploma in Charity Finance).

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