CCF thanks Friends and Business Club for their support at Drinks Reception
Our annual Friends and Business Club Drinks Party was held on 7 May at The Old Vicarage, Lanhydrock by kind permission of Clare and Andrew Williams.
Jane Trahair, Chair of the CCF Friends Committee, welcomed the large gathering of Friends and Business Club members and introduced Dr Maureen Newman, guest speaker.
Maureen is Chief Executive of Restormel Mind who are based in Bodmin, providing mental health services across mid Cornwall. Maureen spoke passionately about the importance of her small charity’s services to their members. She also described the funding challenges small charities currently face and expressed gratitude to Friends for their contribution to the Surviving Winter appeal that had enabled her to support people in need in their network who in many cases just needed small, simple items to make their experience of winter better. Restormel Mind also received funding in 2018 through CCF from the BBC Radio Cornwall Appeal.
CCF Chairman, Jane Hartley, thanked the Friends, who donated £17,000 to the Surviving Winter appeal during the winter of 2018/19, in addition to their regular annual membership contributions. Jane said, “We are very grateful to our Friends and Business Club members for their ongoing support and this annual party gives an opportunity to celebrate this success story.”
The Friends of the CCF also supported the #iwill campaign (formerly known as Youth Social Action) in 2018 and the Cornwall Business Club, the business arm of the CCF, invested more than £37,000 in community projects.
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