Family Festive Fun at Poldark for Precious Lives.

Poldark Mine in Cornwall is open for one day only to raise money for the Precious Lives appeal.

[UKPRwire, Fri Dec 04 2009] Poldark Mine near Helston in Cornwall has already been called “one of the two most atmospheric mine tours in Europe” and on December 12th local volunteers are going to make it even more atmospheric. The mine will be decorated in a festive fashion and traditional carols will be sung in the Holman Chamber, echoing through the passageways all in aid of the Precious Lives Appeal.

Poldark Mine site will be open from 11am to 6:30pm on December 12th for a fun and festive day out for the whole family. With a free mine tour available and a quick introduction to what Christmas was like for miners 100 years ago. Many of the normal site attractions will also be open on the day including the shops, ceramic painting and candle dipping and restaurant. Other attractions on the day will include steam engines, a craft stall, a video presentation for the children and live music through the day.

The event is to raise money for the Precious Lives Appeal to build ‘Little Harbour’, a children’s hospice just outside of St Austell in Cornwall. A special CD of the choir singing traditional carols has been recorded for sale on the day as well as pewter miners which will be available as a momento of the occasion, profits from these will be given to the appeal.

Mary Murfin, Children’s Hospice South West Community Fundraiser for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, says: “It is wonderful that Poldark are opening their mine in aid of our cause this Christmas. What better way to spend a day of festive fun for the whole family, whilst also helping local families with life-limited children make the most of the precious time they have together?”
So bring your family to Poldark Mine on 12th December from 11am – 6:30pm and help us raise some money for Precious Lives and have a great day out. Details of how to get to Poldark and some of the attractions available are available on our website

Further Information for Editors.

About Christmas at Poldark:
Christmas at Poldark is being run primarily by volunteers from Redruth Baptist Church and other local churches. Contact Andrew Chapple 01209 218561. More details available from

About Poldark Mine:
Poldark Mine Is one of Cornwall’s premier historical mining attractions. Situated just outside of Helston it has been called "One of the two most atmospheric mine tours . . . . in Europe, the other being the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland" SIR NEIL COSSONS, CHAIRMAN, ENGLISH HERITAGE. Poldark Mine are graciously allowing us to use their site for this event.

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Contact Phone: 01209 715239

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