Mak­ing a con­nec­tion

Christ­mas is all about peo­ple and bring­ing them to­gether

Cornwall Life - - A DAY IN PARADISE -

peo­ple sleep out­doors at Eden to raise money for the very de­serv­ing home­less­ness char­i­ties St Petroc’s So­ci­ety and the Am­ber Foun­da­tion.

The £9,000 raised at the

Eden Sleep Out last year helped en­able St Petroc’s to start its Cold Weather Pro­vi­sion pro­gramme, mean­ing that peo­ple who would oth­er­wise be sleep­ing out in the cold dur­ing the win­ter could bed down on the floor of the St Petroc’s Re­source Cen­tre in Truro. We’re grate­ful for the op­por­tu­nity to sup­port this ex­cel­lent work, although I’m ap­palled that peo­ple still have to sleep rough in our coun­try in 2018.

As we ap­proach the Christ­mas pe­riod, peo­ple find them­selves con­sid­er­ing their com­mu­ni­ties more closely. Eden likes to high­light this with our Christ­mas pro­gramme, which en­cour­ages fam­i­lies to get to­gether and pay a visit to Fa­ther Christ­mas or go for a skate on our ice rink.

So thanks to ev­ery­one who has come along to the Cornwall Macmil­lan Christ­mas Fair or braved the chilly Novem­ber air to sleep be­neath the stars at Eden, or paused for thought on Ar­mistice Day to re­mem­ber those who served in the Great War.

And let’s cher­ish the sense of com­mu­nity we’re lucky enough to have in Cornwall, and the ties that bind us more strongly than ever at this time of year.

eden­pro­ @GSeabright

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