PFA Research stands up for Global charity event

20th August, 2009

Twestival Cornwall Local Organising Committee

Cornwall Twestival Local Organising Committee

Robert Rush, Managing Director of PFA Research (back row, second from left), is encouraging the market research industry to get involved in a global fundraising initiative.

PFA, based in Cornwall, has been named as a sponsor of Cornwall Twestival Local.

The Twestival concept, which started on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, aims to connect people offline at the same time as raising money for worthy causes.  A series of Twestival Local events are being held at locations across the globe between the 10th and 13th September.

Cornwall Twestival Local will be held at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel, a spectacular cliff top location near Newquay. The event will take place on Saturday September 12 from 7:30pm and will raise valuable funds for a nominated charity.

Robert Rush, an advocate for Twitter and social media, said: “I’ve seen the power of this platform to connect up the market research industry and share ideas. Now we’re using it to come together on a global scale and support our local good causes.”

Naturally with a venue so closely associated with the sea, the event’s theme will be ‘Beach Chic’ – smart evening wear with a beach inspired twist.

Robert Rush said: “Cornwall has so much to offer at this time of year so I’m hoping business people from all across the UK will take advantage of a late summer break and join our Twestival.”

The event will include live music, a DJ and a charity auction which will feature top prizes donated by local businesses. Prizes already donated include a two-night stay at the Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall’s luxury eco hotel, two return flights to any of Air Southwest’s nine year round destinations from Newquay Cornwall Airport and a complete hair and beauty package at Mamouchi & The Great Escape in Truro.

The first 25 tickets, which are on sale now via will be priced at an early bird rate of just £15 per person, after these tickets have sold out all remaining tickets are available for £20 per person. All of the money raised through ticket sales and at the event itself will be donated to the nominated charity.

Twitter users may follow Twestival Cornwall Local at