Kisses That Count Launches in Cornwall

Edited by: Keith Riley

Submitted: 27th October 2006

On the 17th November, a new Cornish charitable organisation, called Kisses That Count, will officially launch at the Falmouth Hotel after spending a wonderful day blowing kisses to a baby tortoise and Alvin the Skunk at Newquay Zoo yesterday, with BBC TV filming the whole event. The Gala Launch Party promises to be a fabulous night out, filled with live entertainment, great food and fabulous prizes. All those joining in with the celebrations will become 'Founding Members' with their names listed on the Kisses That Count website. BBC TV will be there too.

Heather and Chloe blowing kisses at Newquay Zoo

Heather and Chloe blowing kisses

Kisses That Count Offers Hope

Kisses That Count is all about offering hope, education and opportunities to communities caught in poverty; it also protects our shared environment and helps save wildlife/habitats that are endangered. It's a simple idea – people send loving, fun e-mail 'Kisses' that cost £1 each, which go directly to charitable projects that change lives all over the world.

"We're global from day one," says co-founder Chloe Wolsey-Ottaway from Carharrack, "by taking the love we all feel and covering the world in millions of virtual Kisses sent through our website www.kissesthatcount.com. As people send Kisses, each area on our website globe turns from chilly blues to fizzing reds, until the whole world is covered in feel-good Kisses. Each Kiss is a £1 donation to the grassroots projects we are supporting and people can choose which projects their Kisses help - proving that love really does make a huge difference!"

Everyone blowing kisses to Alvin the Skunk

Blowing kisses to Alvin the Skunk

Kisses That Count Supports Newquay Zoo

"Three zoo projects have been selected, two of which are veterinary kits, one for the UNAU Sloth Project in Colombia and the other for the Pangolin (scally anteater) Project in Cambodia, plus a new enclosure at Newquay Zoo for Sand Lizards, a rare species here in the UK. We are excited and grateful to Chloe and Heather for inviting us to be involved with Kisses That Count and off course wish them great success and hope to see everyone at the launch party on the 17th November."

"For our Launch, we have selected 13 grassroots projects to fund, in six countries; partnering with Newquay Zoo, Carefree and Stars of Hope all based in Cornwall, as well as The Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales and The Ubuntu Education Fund in South Africa. Projects in Kenya, Columbia and Cambodia are represented - with further projects in the pipeline to be added very, very soon."

Launch Party

The Launch Party is on Friday 17th November, from 8pm - 1am, taking over the entire Falmouth Hotel, with a casino room, live cabaret, wonderful food, disco, a samba band, a gallery of local paintings, plus a Celebrity Charity Auction hosted by BBC & Sky presenter Rene Carayol and inspirational coach to royalty Jack Russell.

Over £10,000 worth of Auction & raffle prizes are waiting to be won, including: 'Positive Potential' training for 10 by Jack Russell, of PDC Inspiration, worth £3000; a Gala Dinner for 12 at The Falmouth Hotel, worth £1200; a Luxury Weekend stay at Blue Hayes in St. Ives; a Yoga weekend for 8 at The Falmouth Hotel with excellent instructor worth £1200; a portrait painted by artist represented by the Saatchi Gallery Online, worth £1000; Corporate-Development Day worth £500; a Life Coaching Course worth £250; an Activity Day at Lusty Glaze Adventure Centre for 4 worth over £250; fantastic fun as a DJ for an evening at Atlantic FM; plus "Be a Zoo Keeper for the Day" at Newquay Zoo!

Tickets for the Launch Party are just £25 each. All proceeds from the event will go to Kisses that Count. Special guest room rates are available at the Falmouth Hotel on a first come first served basis, from £35-£40 per person - B & B, plus free use of leisure facilities.

For your tickets please contact Kisses that Count on 01209 821298 or 07862 254946 or e-mail kisses@kissesthatcount.com.

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BBC filming
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