Rodda’s Creamery supports those in crisis and Cornwall’s upcoming stars with a generous donation

Cornwall Community Foundation is grateful to Cornish Clotted Cream producer, Rodda’s Creamery, for their generous donation towards the Young & Talented Cornwall fund, encouraging young people to support their ambition with financial support, and the Crisis Fund, to help those in need of immediate support to alleviate destitution or poverty. 

Nicholas Rodda, Managing Director and fifth generation of Rodda’s Creamery, said: “Community is close to our heart here at Rodda’s and Cornwall Community Foundation really does fantastic work here in Cornwall.  We are humbled to be able to contribute towards the work that they do, helping young people to fulfil their true potential, and supporting people experiencing difficult circumstances in their time of need.”   

Young & Talented Cornwall, the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth, distributed £24,000 to 20 talented individuals earlier this year. The supported young people included an archer, BMX racers, netball and cricket players, an acrobatic gymnast, dancers, musicians, and a sculptor. The donation from Rodda’s Creamery will allow the continuation of support for our local young people struggling with financial hardship to achieve their potential and fulfil their ambition of representing Cornwall on the national stage. 

Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, said: “It is great to see Rodda’s, an outstanding Cornish company, continuing to support some of Cornwall’s most outstanding young people in their pursuit of excellence.  Combining this with vital support for some of those in greatest need during difficult times is a really fine example of philanthropy at its best.” 

Rodda’s also donated into the Crisis Fund which helps people who find themselves in crisis and urgently in need of small, one-off amounts of money. These small grants are distributed by local charities who work with people experiencing difficult circumstances. This generous donation will benefit hundreds of local people who are in desperate need of financial support. 

The Crisis Fund has already distributed £28,300 this year to 18 frontline organisations who help individuals in crisis.  Transformation CPR, the foodbank for Camborne, Pool and Redruth supported 34 individuals from their most recent £2,000 award. The smallest amount awarded was for £10 for a phone top-up and the largest amount awarded was for £90 for household costs. Transformation CPR are seeing a rise of people using the foodbank and they are noticing many people accessing it who have not had to use a foodbank before, including more professionals. 

Tamas Haydu, CEO of the Cornwall Community Foundation said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support and generous donations from Rodda’s Creamery. These are challenging times with the cost of living rising and we are already seeing more people finding themselves in a position of needing immediate help. This donation will allow us to continue supporting these incredible organisations and people across the duchy.” 

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