Iconic gift shop on the Isles of Scilly joins the CCF Business Club

We are delighted to welcome the Bourdeaux Shop, based on St Marys on the Isles of Scilly, to the Foundation’s Business Club. The iconic shop offers a fantastic range of games, toys, confectionery, local Scillonian produce, gifts, souvenirs, stationery and is also the home of the Isles of Scilly jumper bears.

The CCF Business Club, the business arm of the Cornwall Community Foundation, was established thirteen years ago in March 2008. Since its inception the Business Club has invested over £370,000 into communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, awarding over 200 grants.

Although the Bourdeaux Shop is the first Business Club member from the Isles of Scilly, the Foundation has supported projects based on the Isles of Scilly including the St Mary’s Play Park Committee, Isles of Scilly Wednesday Club, Carreg Dhu Community Garden and the Isles of Scilly Gig Association. During the pandemic, CCF has also supported the Edward McDonald Trust to help individuals in need across the islands.

Mark Mitchell, the owner of the Bourdeaux Shop, is a keen supporter of CCF, having been a Trustee of the Foundation himself. Mark Mitchell said, “It remains a privilege to be able to support the Foundation, whilst at the same time flying the flag for the Isles of Scilly. We are rather proud to be the first CCF Business Club member on the Isles, and hope, before too long, we are joined by others. Whilst many of us may acknowledge the beauty and joy of living in such a special part of the UK there is much need and benefit in strengthening our local community whilst supporting the numerous wonderful groups and causes that so very much need a helping hand.”

Tamas Haydu, Chief Executive of CCF added, “We are delighted to welcome The Bordeaux Shop to our Business Club. My family and I love to spend time on the Islands and the Bourdeaux Shop is always on our ‘must visit’ list for stocking up on gifts. It is wonderful to see local businesses supporting the community. Without our Business Club members we couldn’t help so many projects and people in need. We are looking forward to getting involved in more community projects based on the Isles of Scilly.”

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