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Helston family raises money for Treliske with Flora Day dance

Helston family raises money for Treliske with Flora Day dance

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:00am 8th May 2020.

A family from Helston are raising money for Treliske by dancing the Flora Day dance, even though the event is cancelled.

The town's annual celebration which welcomes in the spring has been pulled, much like many others, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Little Mollie was due to dance for the first time and had her dress ready. 

The seven-year-old, who goes to Nansloe Academy Primary School, was very upset when she was told it wasn't going ahead this year.

But she's still going to get to take part from the comfort of her own home, as she will be dancing to the Flora Day music at 7am, 10am, 12pm and 5pm with her mum Kristina, dad Tim and six-year-old sister Daisy, on the big day.

Their dances will also appear live on Facebook through the day.

The family are appealing for donations which will then be given to NHS staff on the frontline of Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

You can find their fundraising appeal here.

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Mollie and Daisy have their Flora Day dresses ready

"As Flora Day is cancelled this year and my daughter Mollie was due to dance for the first time and we’ve got her a dress already I’d like to try to raise some money for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals trust who are doing a fantastic job during this very hard time!  

"Mollie was gutted and so upset when we had to tell her flora day was cancelled this year and after having 7 weeks at home i thought it would be great to give the children something to look forward to and everyone will know my wife Kristina lives for flora day!

"Myself my wife Mollie and Daisy will be dancing to the flora day music at 7am 10am 12pm and 5pm for 30 minutes at a time on flora day. Please donate anything you can no matter how little!

"I had to go to treliske last week to have something done urgently and they were absolutely fantastic with me so I’d like to give something back.

"Hopefully this will bring some happiness to my children and to my estate! We’ll set up Facebook live and beam it into your homes."

Tim Johnson, Mollie's dad

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