A Cornish business with strong links to the sea has launched a year-long mission to raise funds for a charity that helps ex-fishermen and their families, along with a range of other charitable causes. 

Cornish Spliced re-purposes discarded fishing rope and ghost gear into a range of products including wall-hangings, mats, bowls, key-rings, dog leads and toys. 

For the next 12 months, the small family business has nominated the Fishermen’s Mission to be their charity of the year, with a range of initiatives to raise funds. 

Cornish Spliced will donate 10 per cent of the profit from their range of key-rings made from discarded fishing rope and ghost gear, which includes monkey fists, sprats and their selection incorporating floats. 

Cornish Spliced will also donate at least 10 per cent of their fee to organise and deliver corporate workshops – which are proving to be popular team-building and mental health days. 

As well as raising funds for the Fishermen’s Mission, Cornish Spliced also supports other charities, providing goodies at a reduced cost to charities so that they can sell them at a profit. 

Cornwall Heritage Trust, 2 Minute Beach Clean Foundation, Freddies Friends and Hounds for Heroes/Team Raleigh are just some of the charities already utilising the opportunity with Cornish Spliced. 

Frank Plummer, from Cornish Spliced, said: “I come from a generations of fishermen. My dad and uncles taught me the skills that I needed – including how to splice.  I’m proud to be passing on these heritage skills to my daughters and grandchildren, to help prevent them being lost.  I’ve spent a lot of time at sea, so I’m proud that our little family venture has officially nominated The Fishermen’s Mission as our charity of the year as they do so much for fishing families.”

The Fishermen’s Mission helps fishing families on the waves, on the quayside or in the home, offering practical, financial and emotional support and providing a 24/7 emergency service to assist with accidents or illness.

Julian Waring, regional fundraising manager for the Fishermen’s Mission said: “On behalf of the Fishermen’s Mission, we’re delighted that Cornish Spliced have chosen us as their charity of the year. 

“It fits in so well with not only the creative idea of the products but the ideas come from a family steeped in the Cornish fishing heritage.”