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Penhaligon’s Friends chosen as Lappa Valley’s charity of the year

Posted in News by Lauren Webb on 14th April 2022

Lappa Valley near Newquay has been enjoyed by families for nearly 50 years, transporting visitors by steam train along the former Cornwall Minerals Railway line from Newquay to the old East Wheel Rose mine site where fun, adventure and two further railways are found.

The popular attraction selects a local charity to support annually, and this year Penhaligon’s Friends will benefit from donations from visitors and a proportion of ticket sales from a special opening day that will be held on Saturday 24 September.

“Lappa Valley is a special place where families have and continue to make long lasting memories. Therefore, we love supporting local charities that are focussed on supporting children and their families during difficult times. Penhaligon’s Friends does just that and we’re pleased to be able to support their vital work across Cornwall.

Ben Harding, Operations Manager at Lappa Valley

“We are so delighted to be chosen as Lappa Valley’s charity for 2022. The last few years have been a real challenge for our charity, we have had to be creative and adapt our support to continue to be as available as we can be for bereaved children and families through a very difficult time.

“We have not been able to fundraise in our usual ways either so this support will mean a lot to us and enable us to fund resources for bereaved children referred to our service.”

Julie Parker, CEO of Penhaligon’s Friends

Lappa Valley is now open all year round and guests can donate to Penhaligon’s Friends at collection points at the attraction. Find out more by visiting or