The launch of our new office in St Mawes was marked recently by the presentation of a cheque for £500 to local charity CHICKS
and a singing and dancing performance by TV actress and CHICKS ambassador Ella Gilling.
We celebrated our quayside office opening with local Cornish sparkling wine, soft drinks and canapes prepared and served by the Philleigh Way Cookery School. Ella Gilling, who appeared in the third series of the CBBC hit reality show The Next Step, was joined by her sister Charlotte and three children from their Penzance-based dance school to provide the entertainment.
Following the first of the evening’s song and dance routines, our Managing Director Neil Moore and Director Andrew Gardner announced that they would match a £1 donation to CHICKS from every guest booking throughout the year. They also presented CHICKS Regional Fundraiser Mick Ryan with a £500 cheque.
“We chose CHICKS as our 2019 charity because of the wonderful work it does in providing week-long respite care for disadvantaged children,” explained Neil Moore. “Our staff have visited the local centre in Tywardreath, near Fowey, and were really impressed by what they do. Our business is all about helping people have relaxing, memorable breaks in an extraordinarily beautiful part of the country and it felt right to be supporting a charity that gives young people in need enjoyable, fun experiences too.”
Our new office opens directly onto St Mawes’ quay, providing a welcoming space for anyone wanting to chat to staff or find out more about the area. So do pop in and say hello!
More information about CHICKS and our fundraising can be found here.