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Hypatia Trust Founders' Day Dinner in aid of ACE
Saturday 26th November 2005


The Hypatia Trust, based in Penzance, holds an annual dinner at their home, Trevelyan House, 16 Chapel Street. This year they decided to use the event to raise some money for ACE.

The evening had a Greek theme and ACE have received a cheque for £272.

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning was held at Point House, Point, near Feock, on Wednesday 23rd November 2005, by courtesy of Jill and Nick De Sausmarez.

Just over £700 was raised for ACE.

An Evening of Cabaret and Magic
Royal British Legion, Bolitho Road, Heamoor, Penzance
on Friday 11th November 2005

Paul Scott

International Cabaret Magician


Yvonne Mystique

International Brotherhood of Magicians
Ladies Award Winner


Roger Drew

International Award-Winning
Comedy Entertainer



Jon Udry

Under-21 British Juggling Champion

ACE committee member, Roger Drew, who is also a professional entertainer, put together this fundraising evening, together with some of his show business friends.

A large audience enjoyed an evening of humour, skill, and magic, and over £550 was raised for ACE.

Rotary Club Quiz Night

Penzance Rotary Club held a Quiz Night at The Logan Rock Inn, St. Levan on Monay 17th October 2005.

They raised about £200 for ACE.

We are very grateful for their support.

Logan Rock Pub

Concert by The Perraners
St. John's Church, Penzance
Tuesday 27th September 2005


ACE is very grateful to The Perraners who gave an excellent concert which raised £325 for the funds.

Singing unaccompanied, the group performed some of their repertoire of Cornish folk, traditional and pub songs, under their musical director, Ian Marshall. Ian also gave a memorable rendering of The Barley Mow.

The concert also included

  • Cyril Nicholas, who sang several operatic numbers. He also painted 3 pictures during the evening which were auctioned at the end of the concert.
  • John Harry who told Cornish stories and accompanied Cyril
  • Jenny Murray, the 82-year-old honky-tonk pianist, who stole the show

We are also grateful to the members of the Youth Club at St. John's who assisted throughout the evening.

Sunflower Logo
Open Gardens in Newmill
June 2005
Sunflower Logo

Cottage Garden

On 19th June 2005 seven private gardens in Newmill village were opened to the public.

On a beautiful sunny afternoon a large number of people enjoyed the gardens and purchased plants, wooden garden items, books and bric-brac items.

Most of them completed their tour with a Cornish cream tea.

River Garden
Garden Pond 

About £3,000 was raised for ACE.

Marathon Cycle Ride

Matt Barnes 

Matt Barnes is a 19-year old from St. Ives, and he rode his bicycle the length of Britain from John O'Groats to Lands End in July 2005. He stayed overnight in hostels and the distance he cycled was 1,000 miles.

He raised money for ACE through sponsorship.

With a friend, who rode for another charity called 'Hand In Hand', he travelled from Cornwall by train to the north of Scotland. They began their ride south on 4th July and arrived at Lands End on 23rd July.


Bucket Collections

Bucket collections during 2005 totalled £1,100. 

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