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Posted on 30/10/2018 by Hannah

The final event in the Bale Push calendar is the Presentation Evening at The Bowgie Inn.



The final event in the Bale Push calendar is the Presentation Evening at The Bowgie Inn.
This is always a very special evening - a time to get together again after our September event and to catch up with old friends and enjoy a yarn! The evening starts with a photo session in front of the Bale Man with all the Committee and recipients of cheques with the iconic Goose Rock as the back drop. We then head inside the Bowgie for the actual presentation of the cheques to the representatives of the selected organisations / charities for 2018.

Bale Push Committee Treasurer Tony Brokenshire said “The Bale Push Committee is delighted to report that 2018 had been another excellent year and that the success of the event was due to the hardworking team who collaborate to make the event so enjoyable to everyone who is involved”.

He continued “Since the Bale Push started in 2000 over £108,000 has been donated to local charities and organisations, thus helping Cornish people who needed support and again, this year the Committee had chosen organisations with a local link”

Cheques were presented to representatives from:

·         Paramedic Christian Brown from FLEET [Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust] collected a cheque for £2750. The money will be used to purchase a defibrillator in memory of Phil Eustice.

·         Perry Hughes and Louise Sykes representing SANDS [Stillborn and Neonatal Death Charity] were presented with a cheque £1000 in memory of Dexter Hughes. The money would be used to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to influence policy makers and promote research to reduce the number of babies dying.

·         Young People Cornwall were represented by David Wright, who collected a cheque for £1000 which would go towards a new initiative to support their work with Cornish youngsters with mental health issues.

·         Donations were also made Crantock and Holywell SLSC, Crantock Parish Mag and Cubert Newsletters, Crantock Memory Cafe which provides support for local people with memory issues and their carers, Crantock Christmas Lights Fund, Village Hall, Newquay Beavers and Crantock Memorial Hall in recognition of 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Chairman Nigel Eustice said “We would like to thank all our helpers, sponsors, advertisers, the

residents of Crantock as well as the Old Albion, The Cornishman and The Bowgie Inn for their

continued support and enthusiasm. Special thanks to Andy and Sally Pickles for hosting the evening and for providing such a wonderful buffet”.


Plans for the 20th Bale Push on the Friday 13th September 2019 have already started.