Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visit project supported by Cornwall Emergency Fund

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the South West for 2020 was all about celebrating those who have worked so hard for their local communities during the coronavirus pandemic. At Treverbyn Hall, near St Austell, the royal couple heard about the challenges faced in local communities and innovative solutions found and delivered by the Hall.

The Duke and Duchess met volunteers who set up during lockdown to provide vital supplies, including food and medical support, to the area. They also heard about a telephone helpline which was available every hour of every day to provide support as well as the work that went on to ensure everyone in the community was looked after. The Hall has helped more than 500 people.

Treverbyn Hall’s work has been supported by Cornwall Community Foundation with grants totalling £13,000 from the Cornwall Emergency Fund. The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of the Foundation and met Jane Hartley DL, Chairman and Tamas Haydu, Chief Executive of the Foundation.

Tamas said. “We were delighted to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Treverbyn and are grateful to Her Royal Highness for her continued Patronage of the Foundation . The Hall exemplifies how community organisations have responded and adapted to meet immediate needs during the crisis and we have been pleased to support their work with grants from the Cornwall Emergency Appeal.”