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Students lend helping hands at Royal Cornwall Show
Students studying the foundation degree Complementary Health Therapies at Cornwall College Camborne were invited to work alongside the Phoenix Stroke Appeal team at Royal Cornwall Show.
The students supported the Stroke Appeal, a Cornish based charity, by offering massages to some 148 visitors over the three day period. The massages were named using references to the culture of the agricultural show - "The Royal Cornwall Rub", "Pamper your Paws" and "Heal your Hooves".
Visitors to the Chill Zone of the Phoenix Stroke Appeal tent included one of the BBC Radio Cornwall presenters and the massage even went out live on radio! Students that were there to help in a general sense as well as give massages helped the charity to raise nearly £2000 over the three days, which is another step closer to the £500,000 target the charity need to reach to improve the level of care towards stroke survivors in Cornwall.
Committee member for the Phoenix Stroke Appeal, Gillian Molesworth, said: "In the Phoenix Chill Zone we created a really lovely ‘lounge' space where the therapy treatments provided by the Cornwall College students were much sought-after and appreciated. The team from the College and our host volunteers were brilliant at keeping everything moving and the space feeling inviting and homely - it had a great ambiance."
Anne-Marie Young, Curriculum Area Manager for Complementary Health Therapies, said: "The students have done a wonderful job over the three days and for such a large event is a great experience for them. Helping to raise funds for the Phoenix Stroke Appeal allows them to feel like they are making a difference in the county as well."