Cornwall Club reception in London supports communities in Cornwall

Over 180 guests enjoyed the Cornwall Club’s annual London drinks reception on Tuesday March 3rd 2020 at Trinity House, Tower Hill. The Cornwall Club is the Cornwall Community Foundation’s generous support base out of county and continues to grow steadily since its inception in 2014. This year, guests heard from Andrew Hebden, Head of External Partnerships at the Bank of England, about the value provided by community foundations and how uniquely they are placed to highlight and meet need in communities across the country. Jacqui White MBE, founder of Wadebridge Food Bank in Cornwall, made a lasting impression on the audience as she related stories of the everyday hardship facing many families in North Cornwall, and how grants from the Cornwall Club have an enormous impact on what the foodbank can achieve.

Sponsorship from Savills, CCLA and John Bray Cornish Holidays allowed guests to enjoy delicious Cornish canapes and Camel Valley brut, along with generous donations of Sipsmith gin, Navas tonic water, Rodda’s cream, Healey’s apple and elderflower presse’, St Austell Tribute and Korev lager, Cornish Natural Spring water and wine provided by The Nare Hotel. Jane Lawrence Flowers donated beautiful floral displays and buttonholes and Fee’s Food provided first-class treats. GWR made it possible for the team from the Foundation office in Cornwall to travel to London for the event.

The Foundation’s Philanthropy Director, Jo Riley says, “We are very grateful indeed to all the people that made this event possible.  Fundraising by the Cornwall Club, the out of county arm of the Foundation, has become a pillar of our fundraising to help Cornish communities who need our support