Sand sculptures on show at Poldhu Cove
9:00am Sunday 9th September 2012 in News
There was fierce competition down at Poldhu Cove as families fought to create prize winning sandcastles and raise money for the RNLI.
The beach was scattered with sculptures of lizards, mermaids and boats but the most outstanding part of the charitable day was that the whole event was organised by 11-year-old Leo Antwis.
A total of 28 teams entered his sandcastle competition and paid £2 to compete to win bodyboards, beach goods, games, sweets, souvenirs and a surf school voucher donated by Dan Joel Surf School and the Poldhu Beach Cafe. In the end it was the Allens family who won first prize with their sculpture of a surfer that had one of their children buried within it.
The competition raised a total of £115, with the castles and sculptures judged by beach cafe owner Ross Hocking and RNLI lifeguards Josh Legge and Alex Wake. The RNLI is funded through donations from the public, in order to keep the coasts safe.
Young Leo chose to raise money for the RNLI because his family frequently holiday in Cornwall and he has seen the good work keeping people safe at sea.
With the help of his family and Ross, Leo was able to spread the word and design posters to put up in the area. Top five winners: were the Allens family; the Smithson family; the Brices family, the Hancox family; and the Hunt and Branson family.