Porthleven doing its bit to help with the Refugee Crisis in Syria

Porthleven has a great community and is a great place to live and visit. Porthleven has many community led events and includes the Porthleven Food and Music Festival – which attracted 20,000 visitors to the event this year. Torchlight Procession, that had over a 1000 people taking part this year, and then there is the old favourite of Porthleven RNLI Day. I should also mention events like the pram and raft races.

In times of need, Porthleven rallies. As was shown when Porthleven was battered by at least 13 storms back in 2013. The storms breached the inner harbour, boats were sunk and damaged. From this devastation various events fund raising event were held resulting in a short space of time the community raised over £10,000 for the fishing community.

With the media coverage it would be hard not to be aware of the current Refugee Crisis that is engulfing so much of Europe. However, the real crisis is not those who have made the difficult journey to Europe, but those millions still stuck on the borders of Syria in make-shift camps and others trapped with little chance of escape from worn-torn Syria.

Porthleven with its great community spirit is the ideal place to hold a fundraiser for those affected. From this, the organisers behind the Masked Ball are putting on a Refugee Benefit Concert this Saturday on 26th September from 12-noon on the Moors playing field (bottom park).

The events official website say:

The Long Road benefit concert is to raise funds for the refugee crisis stemming from Syria. The money raised will go to Save the Children to help the crisis at source.

The idea was brought to life by a local concert promoter after witnessing the harrowing images spread across the global media these last few weeks. We decided to pool our own resources and contacts with the best event contractors in the South West to stage this fantastic concert at very short notice. Tickets are limited and expect to sell out very quick…

Many organisation have rallied to give support, including the town council who gave permission for the Moors to be used. Nearly all the ticket have been sold. However, there are still  a few tickets available and can be accessed HERE on the Longroad website. The cost is £10 with a £1.25 handling/payment fee.

As you can see from the official poster below, the line-up for the day is impressive, and I am told all the bands and Cornish comedian Kernow King are giving their time for free.


I would urge people to come along, listen to some great bands and do their bit for a great cause all for £11.25.

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