Cornwall children's hospice fund reaches £4m

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Fundraisers need £1m to reach their £5m target for Little Harbour Hospice

Fundraising for a children's hospice in Cornwall is nearing its target.

The Little Harbour hospice, which will cater for six terminally ill children and their families at a time, needs £5m to see it completed.

Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) launched its Precious Lives appeal in 2007 and has now raised £4m for the hospice at Porthpean, near St Austell.

Building work on the hospice, which is due to open late next year, got under way in April.

Emma Lloyd, head of fundraising, said: "I am so thrilled to be able to announce that we have reached £4m.

"It is an incredible, amazing achievement and I am so immensely proud of my fundraising team and every single supporter who has donated.

"They are very much a part of the fabric of this building if they have contributed in any way to the appeal."

Little Harbour will be CHSW's third hospice in the South West.

The charity opened its first children's hospice, Little Bridge House, near Barnstaple, Devon, in 1995.

It was succeeded by Charlton Farm at Wraxall, Somerset, which opened in 2007.

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