A NEW Cornish charity supporting unpaid carers has hosted its first fundraising evening at the Old Lifeboat Bistro in Penzance.
More than 40 people attended and enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner, provided and hosted by The Old Lifeboat Bistro team, raising £456 for Promas Caring for People CIC.
All money raised goes towards providing a free three-day course which equips carers with the necessary skills and coping strategies needed in their caring role.
There are 67,000 identified carers in Cornwall who are caring for a family member or friend and statistics from Carers UK show that 87 per cent of carers become unwell themselves either physically or emotionally due to their caring role.
A spokesman from Promas said: “Our company aims to help carers develop the skills necessary to help them to stay well, manage their caring role and have hope for the future.
“We’d like to thank everybody who supported us, particularly the bistro team whose great staff served us fantastic food.
“Special thanks also go to our speakers Cornwall Council’s carer’s commissioner – Naomi Wakeley, operations manager for the Cornwall Carers service, Clare Pawley, and carers Lin and Chris Hunneyball.”
Thanks were also expressed to the following Cornish businesses for their generous donations and support: Burroughs & Kearey, Paul Kestle, Cornwall Homeseekers and Agapanthus, SHB Health and Beauty, The Beachfield salon, Harbour Crystals, The Harbourside Cafe and Thornes; thanks also to Jo Barbary for her donation.
The next event to be organised by Promas is An Afternoon Tea At The Ritz at Ben’s Cornish Kitchen in Marazion on February 23, 2014.
Tickets are available at01736 339226 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org