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£13,746raised of £15,000 target by 227 supporters

    Weʼve raised £13,746 to help Grenfell Tower survivors, the bereaved and firefighters make new memories in Cornwall

    Truro, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 16th November 2018

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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 Page8 months ago
      Esme Page

      Esme Page

      8 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 Page9 months ago
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      Esme Page

      9 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 Page1 year ago
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      Esme Page

      1 year 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: 11/15/2018 6:00 PM

    Supporters

    227

    • Emma West

      Emma West

      Nov 15, 2018

      We are so proud of Cornwall residents and businesses reaching out to help the of people of Grenfell, firefighters, and their families. We wish we could do more. Big hugs from Porthtowan

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 14, 2018

      £30.00

    • Grace Quentin

      Grace Quentin

      Nov 12, 2018

      Hello Esme,Cornwall Hugs is a great idea for the Grenfell survivors.We, SingGold choir from Woking raised £250.with our repertoire, cakes, home made cards & bracelets on 21st Oct for your course.

      £250.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 7, 2018

      £92.35

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 6, 2018

      My gift is to help a survivor of the Grenfell Tower tragedy to enjoy a break in Cornwall.

      £25.00

    • Michael Gates

      Michael Gates

      Nov 6, 2018

      £5.00

    • Helena and Chris

      Helena and Chris

      Nov 4, 2018

      Wonderful initiative and something so positive in the face of a tragedy

      £50.00

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    Esme Page

    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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