Cornwall Wildlife Trust is once again to benefit from funds raised from this unique Cornish event, when the village situated near Penzance opens to the public on May 24, the spring bank holiday Sunday.
This is the second year that this picturesque and historic village (mentioned in the Doomsday Book) has welcomed in visitors. The first event in 2013 raised £2,500 for charities. This year, with more activities than ever before, it is expected to be even more successful.
Highlights at the event, which runs from 12 to 5pm, include, live music, dance performances, open artists’ studios, open gardens including Hogus House, where there will also be a vintage sale, a special wedding exhibition at the church, plant sale, local crafts and children’s art exhibition and treasure hunt. Refreshments, including a fresh fish barbecue, will be available.
The money raised will be shared between the Trust, the Murley Hall development fund and Aid Conservation Through Education, who provide support for primary schools in Uganda.
Chris Betty, communication officer for the Trust, said: “We are so grateful to the villagers of Ludgvan and the organisers for choosing Cornwall Wildlife Trust once again as one of the beneficiaries of this excellent day out. As Cornwall’s leading wildlife conservation charity we work to protect the county’s wildlife both on land and in our seas and we can only do so with the brilliant help of local communities such as Ludgvan”.
Admission is £3.50, children free and 20% of all sales on the day will go to the charities mentioned.