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Porthleven community rallies around after recent storms

By CMChloe  |  Posted: February 16, 2014

Porthleven community rallies around after recent storms. Pic by Andrew Wallis.

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The community has come together in Porthleven to clean-up after the recent storms which have left a trail of destruction through the harbour.

Hundreds of people gathered in the town this morning to pick up rubbish and debris that has been strewn across the harbour from more than a month’s worth of bad weather.

On a rare sunny day, young and old came to lend a hand and show their support.

RGB Builders supplied rubbish bags and Trevor Osborne, who owns the harbour, supplied a skip.

The community has also been rallying around to raise money for the Fisherman’s Association after ten boats sunk in the harbour and fisherman have been unable to get out in such poor conditions.

The Atlantic Inn is running the association’s emergency fund. A charity auction held last night raised around £2,000.

Cornwall Councillor for Porthleven and Helston West, Andrew Wallis, said: “Porthleven has always had a great community spirit. In times like this everyone pulls out all the stops. Everyone rallies around to help. Hundreds of people turned up to remove the debris from recent storms.”

Perfect Shape hairdressers in the town is holding a charity fundraiser on Saturday February 22 with money from haircuts being donated to the fund.

Skinners Brewery has offered to donate 5p from every pint of Porthleven ale sold until the end of the month.

Porthleven Town Council has given £1,000 to the fund.

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