Cornwall Community Foundation attends Garden Party to celebrate 70th Anniversary of HRH The Duke of Cornwall
We were honoured to be invited to attend a Garden Party at Boconnoc Estate in Lostwithiel to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the 70th Anniversary of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales becoming the Duke of Cornwall. The Foundation is privileged that The Duchess of Cornwall is the Patron of the Foundation, taking an active interest in our work supporting communities in Cornwall.
The Prince of Wales became the 24th Duke of Cornwall on The Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952. At the age of 21, in 1969, took over the full management of the Duchy.
Organised by The Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho OBE together with the Duchy of Cornwall, Boconnoc was host to 600 guests who attended from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Guests present included Cornish tenants of The Duchy of Cornwall, Cornish charities, the armed forces, local businesses, food producers, farming representatives, sports people, church members, and individuals invited because of their voluntary work during the pandemic.
Tamas Haydu, CCF Chief Executive Officer and Jeremy Ward, CCF Development Director attended to represent the Foundation at Boconoc. Some of the Foundation’s brilliant trustees, including newly appointed CCF Chairman Kim Conchie, Chief Executive Officer of Cornwall Chamber were also present.
Along with representatives from the Foundation, some of the talented recipients of the Young & Talented Cornwall Fund were also invited to attend and had the opportunity to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to explain how support from the Lord Lietenant of Cornwall has helped to boost their talents and reach their true potential.
Chief Executive of CCF, Tamas Haydu said, “It was a pleasure to thank HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the CCF, and HRH The Duke of Cornwall for all their support. Seeing so many representatives from community projects we had supported and beneficiaries of our Young and Talented Cornwall Fund makes me incredibly proud to be part of the Foundation.”