Alstock is run as a charitable event. Every year we donate money to local and national charities.
We also donate £500 every year to the most deserving music pupil at Bodmin College through the Al Hodge Award. This money goes towards tuition, musical instruments or anything that would assist in the pupil in taking the next step in their musical development.
Charities we have supported in the past have included:
Little Harbour Hospice www.chsw.org.uk/what-we-do/our-care/our-hospices/little-harbour
Horizon Club Bodmin
Help For Heroes https://helpforheroes.org.uk/
Air Ambulance https://cornwallairambulancetrust.org/
Pirate Trust https://www.piratefm.co.uk/piratetrust/
Cornwall Hospice https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/
Macmillan Cancer https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
Walker Lines Gymnasium Trust https://www.facebook.com/walkerlinesgymnasiumtrust
Penhaligons Friends http://www.penhaligonsfriends.org.uk/
In 2018 our charities included:
In Cornwall there is little that the emergency crews can do about the time it takes to get to Padstow, St Mawes or a distressed ship in the Atlantic, however, thanks to the work of FLEET and the kind donations received from the people of Cornwall and beyond, they carry the best possible means of stabilising and saving lives.
FLEET is a registered charity that was formed by Cornish Ambulance Staff in 1990 with the aim of upgrading and standardising the equipment carried on all of Cornwall’s Ambulances. With generous help from the Cornish people, businesses and organisations FLEET has raised over £1,000,000 since 1990, all of which has been put into providing vital equipment that helps save lives across the county.
Since its’ inception the aim of FLEET has widened and the charity now provides equipment to all the services that give emergency medical support to the public. FLEET equipment is in constant use on
More recently FLEET, with the British Heart Foundation, has been instrumental in the creation and equipping of First Responders who are members of the public trained to provide critical life saving treatment including defibrillation in their local area. This has helped to cut emergency response times by 3% and ultimately save lives.
DEMENTIA PATHFINDERS http://dementiapathfinders.org/
Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise delivering education and learning for people working in the dementia care field and providing therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families.
We seek to build partnerships with individuals and groups working to understand and meet the needs of people with dementia. We have partnerships with academic institutions, independent providers of services and public sector organisations in health and social care. We use our networks to publicise pioneering work which is being done locally and on a small-scale, so that we can all learn from the excellent work of committed innovators.
We aim to give a voice to people with dementia, and friends and family members who support them, keeping these people at the heart of everything we do at Dementia Pathfinders. We also represent the perspectives of everyone working in the field of dementia care, particularly those in the frontline of care work, whose experiences and contributions are rarely articulated.
At times along the journey through dementia, it can be hard to find the right path. We want to help map the journey and develop ideas for living well with dementia, particularly in the early stages where little presently is offered
CHILDRENS HOSPICE SOUTH WEST www.chsw.org.uk
For more than 25 years Children's Hospice South West has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children's hospice and professional family support services. We are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of our three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family.
We provide care and support to families living in the South West, who have children with life-limiting conditions. We provide specialist palliative care, respite for the whole family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed. We welcome referrals from anyone.