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VIDEO: Cornwall Says "Happy Christmas RFA Argus"

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12:04pm 17th December 2014
(Updated 12:04pm 17th December 2014)

Cornwall says Happy Christmas RFA Argus.

Festive video messages are being sent to her crew in the ebola zone.

Thousands watched the hospital ship leave Falmouth in October, bound for Sierra Leone.

Now her sailors, Culdrose aircrews and Plymouth marines are delivering food and medical supplies.

The YouTube video features clips and photos from organisations, businesses, events and families.

It is set to Christmas carols performed exclusively for the video by St Keverne Town Band and 8 In A Bar, plus a festive song written by singer songwriter Ralph McTell, who wrote Ivor Novello award-winning Streets of London.

It is hoped the festive video message will give the crew on board a morale boost while they are away from home at Christmas.

It has been put together in just three weeks after an idea by Sarah Newton, Truro and Falmouth MP, was taken to heart by A&P Falmouth and Falmouth University.

Peter Child, Managing Director of A&P Falmouth, said: "We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to get involved. It once again shows what a fantastic relationship Falmouth has with Argus and what it means to local people. I urge everyone to go online on Wednesday to see the finished video."

Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth, said: "Wow! What a great response from the community of Falmouth - thank you to everyone who has joined in. A special thanks to A&P Falmouth, Falmouth University, Script 2 Screen Media, 8 Wire, St Keverne Town Band, 8 In A Bar and Falmouth Town Council. I am very much looking forward to seeing the final film."

Falmouth musician Gareth Churcher, who provided the soundtrack to the video, said: "It was an honour and a privilege to be asked to provide music for the video, this is such a worthy cause and my thanks go to St Keverne Band, 8 In A Bar and Ralph McTell for making it happen."

A book of Christmas messages has been opened by Falmouth Town Council, and held in the library, for anyone who would like to send a greeting.

Messages can also be left on the Facebook page, Happy Christmas RFA Argus, Love Falmouth.

12:04pm 17th December 2014

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