Lillicrap Chilcott makes second annual donation of £10,000

Cornwall estate agent Lillicrap Chilcott has made a second annual donation of £10,000 to us.

Ian Lillicrap, Director of Lillicrap Chilcott, said “We are once again delighted to support the Cornwall Community Foundation and to give something back to the community in this way. The Foundation awards grants to vital community projects which we would not otherwise know about and it is heartwarming to know that our donation will reach some of those who really need help during the lockdown crisis.”

Groups such as Noah’s Ark Family Project, a community group based at Mount Hawke, near Truro, that works with young people aged 10-25, have benefited from a grant of £2,000. Noah’s Ark is a dynamic therapy and training provider that enables children and young people to engage with selected small and large mammals. They support children and families in particular who have experienced trauma. The grant from us enabled Noah’s Ark to move services online to continue their vital support. Rene Chorley, Noah’s Ark CEO said, “The children and families we work with are finding the situation difficult. Many children are in care and have challenging behaviours. It is imperative we maintain our relationship with each child so we can return to normal sessions as soon as legally possible.”

Ian recently presented Jane Hartley DL, Chairman of the Foundation, and Kate Holborow, High Sheriff of Cornwall, with the cheque for their donation.

Jane thanked Ian and his fellow director Andrew Chilcott, saying “We are very grateful to Lillicrap Chilcott for this continued support, especially in these times that are very challenging for many people. The funding is being used to support a range of community groups and charities who support those most in need across the county and it will make a real difference to the lives of the people helped.”