Seal Sanctuary voted "Best Attraction in Cornwall"

Listeners to popular Cornish radio station Pirate FM have voted the National Seal Sanctuary the county´s top attraction.

The results were announced by Breakfast presenter Bob McCreadie who revealed that the Sanctuary had won by a landslide, in spite of stiff competition from Flambards and the National Maritime Museum.

The Sanctuary at Gweek is one of Europe´s busiest rescue and rehabilitation facilities for stray, sickly and orphaned grey seal pups, and also provides a home to adult seals and sea lions and a variety of other animals.

"We know we´re popular with holidaymakers to the region, but Pirate FM listeners are chiefly residents in the region and it´s great to know they appreciate us too," said delighted Sanctuary boss Michelle Drew.

Michelle said the success was a tribute to the hard working staff at the Sanctuary and thanked everyone who voted for the "timely boost" this had given the whole team at the start of what would undoubtedly prove another busy year.

For more details, please contact Rachael Vine on 01326 221361

Press Release date: 30th January 2006