After a 2-year hiatus, the Redruth Charity Trust Community Awards presentation evening took place on 20th October at the Penventon Hotel, where a total of £3500 was distributed to groups and clubs in the district.
Since this Awards scheme started 28 years ago, the Trust has donated £118,000 to the town’s community groups and clubs. In 2020, grants were awarded but no presentation event was permitted, so the Trustees were thrilled to be able to gather together to celebrate our community’s groups in person in the majestic Forum Room of the Penventon Hotel.
16 groups from the Redruth area were represented, and were entertained by 30 beautiful voices from RAOSTys – the youth section of Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust – and the presentations were compered by Trustee Alan Jewell.
Trust Chairman, Chris Hailey, welcomed representatives from the applying community groups and presented their grant cheques. Chris said:
“Covid presented a huge challenge for our community, and the majority of our district’s organisations had to stop meeting. Returning to their usual provision has been even more challenging for organisers and the Trust’s aim is to help these groups get back on their feet this year so that these hugely valuable provisions can return for residents and ease the isolation that people have suffered.
The Trust extends huge thanks to Darren Kaslow, the General Manager of the Penventon Hotel, and his team for their tremendous support for the Trust by providing the room, pasties and entrance drinks. The Hotel have really shown a big commitment to RCT this year.
The children from RAOSTys brought a wonderful joy to the evening. To hear them sing in their first public performance this year was a huge honour and pleasure – thank you to all the children and team.
We know that 2022 will continue to present challenges in recovering from Covid but the Trust is determined to be ready to help Redruth and our villages to get back on their feet. Together we are stronger.”
Three sponsors supported the 2021 Community Awards: GOLD Penventon Park Hotel, SILVER Cornwall Electrical Contactors and BRONZE Redruth Revival. We extend our thanks to these businesses for being our first Community Award Sponsors. We have signed one new Silver for next year already and will seek more in 2022.
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The 2021 Community Awards were presented to:
Carnkie Village Hall – £200 towards an all-surface steam cleaner for their “Breakfast Stop”.
Carn Brea Village Institute – £200 towards insulating their roof, to keep heating bills down.
Lanner Village Hall Trust – £200 towards a 85” TV for a film club to help their local community.
Lanner Lights – £150 to buy new string lights for their Christmas display.
Bands and Music
Redruth Town Band – £400 to buy 25 red shirts for wearing at official events.
Lanner and District Silver Band – £200 to make repairs to their aging tubas.
Kernow Music Foundation – £180 to pay for radio streaming online licence.
Trelawney Social Club – £200 towards a laptop to help with their activities.
Redruth Tennis Club – £100 towards a defibrillator to be sited outside the club, the immediate community will also have access to it.
Redruth RFC Bar and Events – £250 to support a club to bring the elderly together for music, entertainment, tea and coffee.
Gwealan Tops Adventure Playground – £300 towards an accessible trike for children to use in their skate and wheels space.
RedYouth Community Youth Group – £200 towards a new ipad, to replace their 7-year-old one which no longer supports the software needed for their playlists.
1st Redruth Rainbows – £150 to re stock their supplies of arts and crafts for Christmas and to start badges again.
1st Redruth Brownies – £150 to re stock their supplies of arts and crafts for Christmas and to start badges again.
4 Motion CIC – £500 towards an after-school club for young people who are not able to access clubs.
RAOSTYS – provision of further 9-11 years and 7-8 years hoodies for new members.
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