The final count is in… Pirate FM's reached 17 TONNES OF TINS!

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:23pm 28th February 2019. (Updated at 5:25pm 28th February 2019) We launched the Tonne of Tins campaign across the whole of February in a bid to help our local foodbanks. Figures have revealed that a rising number of struggling families are relying on foodbanks in Cornwall.

In this day and age, no-one should be forced to visit a foodbank but unfortunately, more and more people are. That is the reality. So Pirate FM decided to use what resource we have and teamed up with various partners across Cornwall in a bid to ease the pressure on Cornwall’s foodbanks.

Any thanks to the generosity of the Duchy we have absolutely SMASHED our original target of one tonne.

Watch the big reveal below…

We’ve had so many lovely people come and visit the studios to drop of tins. On the last day we even had a special visit from the 505 squadron at RAF St Mawgan. They delivered half a tonne of tins to us – and they arrived in a massive truck!

505 squadron from RAF St Mawgan turned up with a truck-load on tins!

“Coming down in the truck today I was chatting to some of the guys and we thought it is just such a nice thing to do, to support our own community.

“We’ve been listening on the radio about all the different schools and organisations helping out, and it’s great to see Cornwall coming together to help each other. “We recruit from across the south west, predominately Devon and Cornwall, and it’s an initiative to help support our local community so we thought we’d give it a go.” David, RAF St Mawgan 505 squadron

The final count is in... Pirate FM's reached 17 TONNES OF TINS!Pupils from Stithians School even designed posters to help our appeal… aww!

We also had a little visit from Stithians School – the kids even designed posters for our campaign and they’re just fab!

So again, we just want to say a massive THANK YOU to everybody who has helped us reach this amazing achievement.

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