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Trelawny Shout raises more than 8k for Cornish communities

25 March 2015

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The mass rendition of the Cornish anthem ‘Trelawny’ in pubs the length and breadth of Cornwall this St Piran’s Day raised more than eight thousand pounds for charity – and every penny of it will stay in the county.

More than seventy pubs and nearly every choir from the Tamar to the Isles of Scilly joined in with the 9pm shout, which was also broadcast live by BBC Radio Cornwall who were with The Fisherman’s Friends in their home town of Port Isaac.

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Organised by the CCF, the event’s runaway success means it will now become an annual affair.  2015’s Trelawny Shout saw pubs in London, Ireland and as far away as California joining in too. 2016 aims to top not only the number of pubs and people taking part, but also the number of countries.  

Oliver Baines, Chief Executive of the CCF said  “We are delighted with both the charitable effort and the way Cornwall embraced the idea. St Austell Brewery were behind us all the way, as were landlords, choirs and member of the public.” 

St Austell Brewery Estate Director Adam Luck commented, “The Cornwall Community Foundation has supported amazing projects across the county for many years so we were delighted to be able to our bit in making the Trelawny Shout such a success. What made it even more special was the incredible response from so many pubs and their own communities that made raising this fantastic total amount possible.”

The Barley Sheaf at Gorran raised the most money, with £467 being tossed into the Cornwall Community Foundation bucket – a great effort in stark contrast to another pub (who shall remain nameless) who returned their bucket containing twenty seven pence and a wooden fork!

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