5k Across the Bay – Charity swim returns for 2024

After a successful first year, the 5K Across the Bay open water swim is returning for 2024 and this time with a strong environmental fundraising theme.

Marazion Cancer Shop volunteers and RCHT Research and Development staff gathered for a cheque presentation

Charity Shop raises £42k for Cancer Research at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Volunteers from the Marazion Cancer Shop proudly presented Dr Duncan Wheatley with a cheque for £42,000 for the Cancer Research Charity Fund (a fund of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Charity).

Two men participating in the Smallman Hike standing on a bridge with one man waving his hands in the air

Charity hike completed; their hiking socks are hung out to dry!

In March, a team of friends, who met at St Columb Bowling Club, decided to raise money for three charities by completing a coastal hike, in honour of their friend Nigel Lawry who has received treatment at Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Sunrise Centre.

Vascular Scientist Daniela Bond-Collins standing next to the examination couch

Vascular Studies service returns to Penzance thanks to generous donor

A grateful patient of the Vascular Studies Unit has funded a tilting examination couch to enable vascular scanning to return to West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance.

Group of cyclists from Pendennis Shipyard holding their bikes.

Pendennis team get on their bikes for charity

Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth has earned a global reputation for the superyachts it builds, restores and refits. Now some of the company’s 500-strong workforce are also focusing on a less glamorous form of transport – bikes.

Collection of photos showing cyclists from past cycle challenge events

Pedal 4 Patients ‘Tour de Kernow’

Join us on an extraordinary journey through the breath-taking landscapes of Cornwall in Pedal 4 Patients Tour de Kernow, a 3-day charity cycling challenge that combines scenic beauty with a noble cause.

Group of 5 ladies in purple t-shirts - the Butterfly Companion Volunteers and co-ordinator

Bedside butterflies

The Butterfly Companion Volunteer Service is now a key part of end-of-life care at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT).

Particpants in a Exercise 4 Mobility class in Bude lift their dumbbells

NHS Charities Together to fund projects solving loneliness across Cornwall

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity (RCHT Charity) has been awarded over a quarter of a million pounds from NHS Charities Together, to support projects tackling social isolation and loneliness across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

MRI Team Lead James Shaw steps onto the interactive floor

Bequests lead to MRI magic

Magical interactive games to play on the floor, impressive murals and virtual skylights – the new Trelawny Scanning Suite at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro (RCHT) is bright and entertaining thanks to bequests made to the RCH Charity.

Box containing items that are useful for cancer patients (box of kindness)

A Christmas heart of headland box

The first Heart of Headland Boxes of Kindness are being given out to all new chemo and immunotherapy patients at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro (RCHT).

Specialist Oncology nurse Amy Byefield holding a box of kindness

Heart of Headland Boxes

Specialist oncology nurse Amy Byfield knows how daunting it can be for patients when they arrive for their first chemotherapy session.

Photo depicting the P4P finish line at Lands End

Making a difference to the people of Cornwall

200 miles of cycling in three days! Eleven intrepid, fantastic riders heartily embraced the enormous challenge of Pedal4Patients 2023 and cycled through our gorgeous Cornwall last weekend (we did tiptoe briefly into Devon with a Plymouth start) culminating in the glorious finale at Land’s End.

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