Please come along to our charity auction fundraiser on Sunday, December 16th - 4.30pm at The Godolphin Arms, Marazion.
This fun event has been planned to appeal to everyone from families to arts enthusiasts. Auctioneer and much loved local character Roger Pascoe will be running the auction.
Donations include a number of quality paintings (including one by St Ives Artist, Roy Ray), work from well respected potters including a large vase by Adrian Brough and a collectable vintage piece from the Marazion Pottery, a brand new child’s bike, meals at local restaurants, theatre tickets and much more.
Arrive early to preview the auction lots or visit the charity’s facebook page.
The Sand Rose Project is delighted to introduce new charity patron, Mary St. Aubyn. Click here to find out more ...
The trustees, local Mayors, funders and families welcomed HRH The Duke of Kent on Thursday 14th April. The afternoon was a great success and a fitting celebration of Sand Rose’s achievements. Click here to read more and view photographs of the day.
The Sand Rose Project is delighted to announce the visit by HRH The Duke of Kent. Trustees, staff, funders and beneficiaries will be at our beautiful cottages and garden to welcome the Royal Party.
Sand Rose provides breaks for bereaved families. It is based on the simple premise to provide one week self-catering breaks at our cottages to any bereaved family, free of charge – we simply provide the venue for a break.
There is no other national charity providing this specific type of bereavement support. Sand Rose has supported over 400 families since starting 5 years ago. This has included more than 500 children. Our three cottages in Marazion, Cornwall, with their sea views and large walled garden provide that special location needed by those suffering loss and grief.
We raise awareness of the need for this kind of break amongst national and local bereavement services. The breaks are an opportunity for bereaved families to come to new surroundings - a place where they can reflect, relax in a peaceful setting without life's normal demands, spend valuable time together, share new experiences and create new memories as well as being more free to be with their experiences of loss.
The Duke of Kent, who lost his father in a wartime accident at the age of 7, will be able to meet and talk to bereaved families who have stayed at the cottages.
The Royal Visit provides an opportunity:
From an adult: Our family was close to splitting up owing to the pressure of losing our son but Sand Rose gave us the time to talk to each other.
From a child: Thank you for the space to think about Daddy and our family. The cottage is lovely. We’ve learnt to play games and watch TV together again.
From a nominee: This family really needed a break and benefited enormously from the experience. This break has injected feelings of being positive about the future. Please continue your amazing facilities and support.
The Sand Rose Project is a registered charity set up in 2004 by the founder, Angie MacDonald, who was widowed when 30 with a two year old son. Her own experience has shaped the project. Today the charity is run by a board of trustees, a part time Project Coordinator and a small team of volunteers. We also employ local cleaners and a gardener.
We have a particular identity because we are based in Cornwall. We are a truly national organisation supporting families from all over the country, however we also feel we have a strong and unique local identity and we support many families based in Cornwall and the South West.
As a young charity we are at a particular stage where the visit by HRH the Duke of Kent will be immensely significant for us. It will enable us to fully consolidate ourselves as an important part of bereavement support in this country.
Sand Rose is in a stunning visual location. We have three cottages set within a walled garden overlooking the sea towards St Michael’s Mount. Photographs available.
Registered Charity No. 1105464
A Limited Company Registered in England No. 5164405