Local MP Caroline Dinenage recently met with Charlie’s Beach Hut Charity to present them with two complimentary railway tickets.

Great Western Railway offered MP’s two complimentary first class tickets for any journey which they could donate to a local charity, community organisation or school for them to use for a charitable or voluntary purpose or perhaps to include in a raffle or auction.

At the end of last year, Caroline ran an online poll via Facebook for local people to nominate and vote on which local charity, community organisation or school should receive the tickets 

The poll was open for two weeks and over 20 organisations were nominated with 2,500 votes cast. The winners, Charlie’s Beach Hut Charity, received an outstanding 1034 votes.

Caroline said:

“I was delighted to meet Steve Codling to present him with the tickets and find out more about the charity. Born out of the tragic loss of their young son Charlie, the charity offer much needed breaks in beautiful coastal Cornwall for families with poorly children.

The support for the Facebook poll was overwhelming and is a real testament to the strong community spirit and great voluntary activity in our local area.”

Steve Codling, from Charlie’s Beach Hut Charity said:

"The support that Charlie's Beach Hut received and we watched 'live' on Facebook from this generous donation was overwhelming, not only from the perspective of the Charity but also from the memory of  Charlie.  

We would like to thank Caroline and all our supporters for allowing us to help families to 'Find The Wonderful In Today' when they most need it." 

For more information about Charlie’s Beach Hut Charity please visit