Cornwall's Precious Lives Appeal reaches £5m target

The starborn room at Little Harbour
Image caption Work on Little Harbour, in St Austell, has finished

The charity Children's Hospice South West has reached the £5m target for its Precious Lives Appeal.

Work on the charity's third hospice in the south west for young children, Little Harbour, in St Austell, has just been completed.

It aims to support parents as well as siblings and will provide accommodation for families.

The charity's other hospices are in Fremington in Devon and Wraxall in Somerset.

Eddie Farwell, the founder of Children's Hospice South West, said: "Families will be thrilled with not only the care they receive, but also the environment in which they're being cared for.

"It is a tribute to the people of Cornwall that they have provided this for families who are in such extreme circumstances."

It is the first time children with terminal illnesses and their parents living in Cornwall and Plymouth will have a place of care, rest and respite on their doorstep.

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