To honour Cornwall’s dedicated teams from the county’s emergency services, a
thank you party and festive celebration is being planned by the Landal
Gwel an Mor in Portreath. What is set to be an annual event to show admiration
for Cornwall’s front line heroes, suggestions for nominations are now
being requested for a special appreciation award to be presented on the
“Back in the summer of 2017, following on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we
got together with the Rotary Club of Redruth simply with the question –
what can we do? We offered some respite to the emergency crews and their
families involved on that terrible night, to come stay with us for a
festive holiday in December 2017. During their week’s stay, as part of
the activities we planned a dinner and party and invited lots of local
crew members to join in with the London crews, to show gratitude for their
work too” commented Bill Haslam, Chief Executive of Landal Gwel an Mor. “It was
such an uplifting and heartfelt event and we had such an overwhelmingly
grateful response from the local crews who attended – that someone had
thought about them – we just knew we needed to do it again”.
A light-hearted and fun celebration, an evening for local crew members to feel
appreciated and to let their hair down, the free to attend event on
Thursday December 6th 2018 will be sponsored and supported by the resort’s
local suppliers with the evening to include welcome drinks and canapés, a
festive sit down dinner followed by live music from the Slap Dash Trio and
As part of the evening’s events, there will be an award presentation to a
member or team of Cornwall’s emergency workers, for an outstanding story.
An incident where a service person pr crew has gone above and beyond or had a
big impact on someone’s life with the opportunity for their story to be
told on the night, for their nominees to thank them as well as celebrating
all emergency workers. Nominations are now being invited from members of the
public to come forward to tell their story of how they were helped and
potentially how their life was saved by a local emergency service. A small
panel of judges including Cornwall Today Editor Kirstie Newton and Matt
Way of Landal Gwel an Mor will be deciding on the recipient of the award
with the winner and nominee invited to attend the event and the exceptional
emergency service member or team honoured with an award.
The idea is to involve all local emergency services in the celebration,
including Coastguard, Search and Rescue, Cornwall Air Ambulance, RNLI, Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Police.
” It will be great to be part of this, especially having missed the event
last year” commented Mark Grantham from Cornwall Search and Rescue Team.
“With over 70 volunteers making up Cornwall Search and Rescue Team, it’s great
that their dedication is being recognised and celebrated by the Cornish
community. The team are not only called out 40 times annually to search
for missing vulnerable people, but also spend a great deal of time training and
fund-raising to ensure that we can provide a first-rate emergency
Landal Gwel an Mor’s chosen charity for 2018, Cornwall Air Ambulance, provide
lifesaving medical care throughout the county with a record number of 869
rescue missions last year. Jeremy Griffiths, Critical Care Paramedic for
Cornwall Air Ambulance said “We really appreciate the recognition
from Landal Gwel an Mor and their support with regards to the work the emergency
services do everyday and I think this will be a fitting celebration to honour
To submit your award nomination, please email your story to email@example.com by Monday 29th
October 2018. Nominations should be for an event or incident which has
taken place during 2017 or 2018.
If you are a member of an Emergency Service in Cornwall and would like to apply
for a ticket to the party on Thursday 6th December, from 6pm to midnight
in Portreath – please send your name, email, phone number, address and job role
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Monday 19th November 2018. Tickets to the party are free but numbers are
limited and will be allocated on a draw system. Successful applicants will
receive a ticket plus guest (no under 18’s).