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6:01am 1st July 2013

Pirate FM has learnt the cost of running Cornwall's only children's hospice has doubled in a year.

Little Harbour at Porthpean looks after sixty life limited children and their families.

This year the bill will hit £2m. It is because the centre is helping a lot more people than expected.

Community Fundraiser Mary Murfin is appealing for our support: "That covers everything from the free care we give families right down to the weekly milk bill. It's tremendous that the people of Cornwall both individuals and businesses are so supportive.

"The numbers grew more quickly than we could ever have anticipated. But it's great we've got all the facilities in place to be able to support them.

"Nobody can every imagine themselves in that sort of situation - and it's so great that people are behind us in the way they are."

Gilbert Masters is leaving Children's Hospice Southwest everything in his will - after losing his son to leukaemia forty years ago. He said: "Nowadays there would be a cure for my boy. My granddaughter had leukaemia and they cured her. She's sixteen now. But there was nothing like that when my little boy died."

You can find out more about the work Children's Hospice does in Cornwall and find out how to donate here.

6:01am 1st July 2013

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