An evening to celebrate our out of county supporters

Andy Carver Photography

On the evening of Tuesday 10th October, we welcomed Cornwall Club members, Trustees, Fundholders and out of county supporters of CCF to a celebratory drinks party at the Fishmonger’s Hall in London, kindly hosted by Kim Conchie, Chair of Trustees, and Sam Galsworthy, Vice-Chair and Fundholder. A special thanks goes out to our wonderful sponsors of the evening, JB Estates and CCLA Investment Management, who have both been incredibly generous supporters of CCF for many years.

This event was a way to thank our Cornwall Club members, whose membership donations alone have exceeded £850,000 over the past decade. These gifts have enabled us to help thousands of community groups and organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Guests at the event were treated to a special presentation about one of the projects CCF has supported many times over the past 20 years: Trelya.

Trelya is an award-winning charity which works with families in Penwith and the surrounding areas to support them, not on a short-term, single issue basis, but instead from before birth to as long as they need in all areas of their lives. Focusing on the individual, but also taking through a ‘360-degree holistic family approach’ Trelya creates opportunities and ignites hope, ambition and fulfilment, through the provision of its Skylar nursery (rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted), its award-winning youth work and mentoring programme “Gallos” and ‘Gul,’ its highly successful employment and training programme.

Kim Conchie FRSA thanked the guests for their ongoing support, saying: Trelya is just one of the hundreds of projects we support each year, all reliant on the support from people such as yourselves to make a difference for their communities. This evening is a chance for us to celebrate and thank all of you who have supported us so generously over the past 20 years. Your donations, your introductions, and your passion for helping those in need across the duchy have made an incredible difference to the lives of so many, so thank you.”

Sam Galsworthy then shared some shocking statistics from Cornwall with guests to illustrate the importance their ongoing support has on the county. Sam is a current Fundholder of CCF – the Trewithen Fund – a fund designed to support volunteer groups and allow underprivileged youth to thrive.

When talking about his ‘why’, Sam said: “This is by far and away the most rewarding element of my life. Setting up a fund has given our family a real sense of purpose; given me a connection to the community that I didn’t have before; and given a sense of influencing lasting social change for the better.  I know that I am transmitting the right values to my kids.”

CCF are so incredibly grateful to our wonderful group of out of county supporters for their continued support of the Foundation and what we strive for. If you wish to donate further, set up your own funds or wish to refer someone to join the Cornwall Club please speak with Amy Buzza-Blackwell at or head to our website: Join the Cornwall Club (for supporters outside Cornwall) – Cornwall Community Foundation.