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Open day plan for Ellie's Haven

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 06, 2013

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A Cornish charity is staging an open day this weekend at the home it plans to convert into "a special place for special children".

Ellie's Haven bought the house at Duloe, in South East Cornwall, to provide free holidays for families caring round-the-clock for children suffering long-term and life-limiting illnesses.

The charity was founded by Julie and Nigel Libby and named after their daughter Ellie, who was born with a complex medical condition, and who died in 2011, a few weeks before her seventh birthday.

They are holding an open day from 10.15am on Saturday to show supporters its proposals for transforming the house.

Mr Libby said: "Everyone is welcome. We're looking forward to showing people around and sharing our plans for the future."

The charity recently received a fundraising boost from St Mellion Fossils Golf Society, which donated almost £3,200. It has also received a donation of paint from Nature Paint, a Hayle, Cornwall-based company which specialises in making toxin-free products.

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