£79,500 distributed to voluntary groups across Cornwall thanks to the Cornwall Christmas Fair

Last November the Cornwall Christmas Fair, kindly hosted by the Eden Project, raised a record-breaking £79,500 for the Cornwall Community Foundation.

These funds have now been distributed to various voluntary organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are working tirelessly to improve lives and make the Duchy a wonderful place for all.

The supported groups include The Women’s Centre Cornwall, a charity offering empowering support to women and girls living with the impact of sexual and domestic abuse; Young and Talented Cornwall, the fund that supports Cornwall’s young talent endeavouring to achieve their ambitions; and The Oasis Centre based in St Columb Major who offer support to those in the community who are struggling with hardship, distress, ill-health, disability or any other disadvantage.

The Christmas Fair committee also chose to support Cornwall Community Foundation’s Cost of Living Crisis appeal which works with various organisations helping individuals who are struggling with the rising living costs.

£9,000 of the funds were distributed to community organisations who work with, or are nearby to, the Eden Project. These organisations include Bugle Library of Things, a place where local residents can borrow various items and return along with a community shop; ClayTAWC Ltd, a vital community space providing skills workshops, social activities, children’s  workshops and much more; and Music for Good who support well-being and learning through music.

The success of this event wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and hard work of the group of volunteers that make up the Christmas Fair Committee; The Eden Project who kindly opened its gates for free to ensure every penny raised went towards supporting communities in Cornwall; and to the diverse range of Cornish sponsors including Lillicrap Chillcott, The Cornwall Bakery, Healeys, Rodda’s, and many others whose generous contributions play a huge part in making this event such a tremendous success.

Tamas Haydu, CEO of CCF said:

“We are beyond grateful to be the chosen charity for the Cornwall Christmas Fair, thank you to the incredible team of volunteers for putting this dazzling event together along with the generous sponsors and everyone who attended who helped to raise such a wonderful amount for CCF. It is such a privilege to be able to distribute these funds to community groups across Cornwall who’s hard work deserves to be recognised.”

Jane Hartley, committee co-chair, said:

“We are delighted to have surpassed our ambitious fundraising target – £79,500 this year and £1 million in the history of the fair. This money will make such a difference to communities across Cornwall and it wouldn’t have been possible without the ongoing support of our wonderful sponsors, stallholders, fair visitors and the Eden Project.”

For more information about the Christmas Fair, head to https://www.cornwallchristmasfair.com.