Cornwall Community Foundation welcomed out of county supporters to Goldsmiths Hall after two years away

The CCF Cornwall Club welcomed guests to a drinks reception at Goldsmiths Hall, London, on April 4th to celebrate Cornwall. The Cornwall Club is an opportunity for people who love Cornwall but live and work elsewhere, to support communities in need in the county.

Cornwall Club Chair and CCF Trustee, Tom Van Oss says, “It was great to be able to meet in person to thank our Cornwall Club members for their support and welcome new donors and potential members. It’s heartwarming that so many people who live outside Cornwall are enthusiastic and generous in supporting people facing challenges in Cornwall.”

Chair of the Foundation, Jane Hartley DL introduced guest speakers, Sunday Times best-selling author and champion for Cornwall, Lorraine Candy, Peter Harrison, Founder of Cornwall’s Social Enterprise Fund and Jo Davies, CEO of Wild Young Parents Project which supports young parents, children and babies in the most deprived areas of Cornwall.

The speakers shone a light on the very real challenges people and communities in Cornwall are facing due to the pandemic and the cost of living crisis and how grants from Cornwall Community Foundation make a lasting impact.

Peter Harrison said, “When I recently founded Cornwall’s Social Enterprise Fund with my family, we set out to support 50 social enterprises. To date, we have awarded 21 grants and can already see how this activity is creating jobs, employment and training, as well as enhancing communities. I encourage other donors to come forward to help the Foundation change lives in Cornwall making the county a better place to live and work.”

The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of main sponsors, Savills Estate Agency, JB Estates and CCLA Good Investments. Chris Clifford, Head of Residential, Savills Estate Agency Cornwall, comments, “We have donated more than £10,000 to CCF in 2021 and are delighted to also have sponsored the Cornwall Club. It was great to meet so many people who live outside Cornwall so enthusiastic to support Cornish communities.”

In addition to sponsoring the reception, JB Estates have also supported the Foundation substantially over the last twelve months including organising an online art auction that raised £20,000. Jo Ashby, Managing Partner, said, “By working with the Foundation we are helping small, local community groups to make Cornwall a better place to live and work for everyone. Through the reception at Goldsmiths Hall, guests heard first-hand how their donations make a real difference.”

Guests also enjoyed delicious drinks from Camel Valley Vineyard, Navas Drinks and Sipsmith Gin.

For further information about membership of the Cornwall Club, click here.

Fundholder and donor Peter Harrison speaks to guests
CCF Staff and Trustees
Jane Hartley DL and guest speaker Lorraine Candy
Guest speaker Jo Davies from WILD Young Parents Project
Jane Trahair, Friends Committee Chair, Jenny Smith and Kirsty Philpott, Programmes Director
Guests enjoying reception at Goldsmiths Hall