On 18th October, the Redruth Charity Trust Community Awards presentation evening took place in the majestic Forum Room of the Penventon Park Hotel, where a bumper total of £7319 was distributed to 29 groups and clubs in the district.

The Community Awards is the third award programme to be presented during the Trust’s 30th anniversary year as a registered charity. In thirty years, Redruth Charity Trust has donated £475,000 through the three scheme, with over £128,000 going to the town’s community groups and clubs.

A first for Redruth Charity Trust, this year’s event was filmed and streamed live, to share the celebration with club members, family and friends who couldn’t attend. The professional AV production in the room and online was provided by Trustee Scott Watters with his colleagues Matt and Morgan of Cornwall Funeral Services. The video is available to watch here:

The presentations were compered by Trustee Alan Jewell. Trust Chairman, Chris Hailey, welcomed representatives from the applying community groups and presented their grant certificates. In response to some applications, the Trust was able to procure equipment at great prices through longstanding partner Cornish Granite Sports, maximising the benefit to the clubs and their members. Chris said:

“Redruth Charity Trust concluded its 30th Anniversary year with a memorable event at PV Hotels Forum Room, awarding over £7,400 to 30 deserving clubs. The celebration was sweetened further by a delicious cake generously donated by Sharon Jory.

Under the motto Making A Difference In Redruth, the Trust’s dedication to “Getting Back To Normal” saw the award count double to 30 this year, thanks to the support of 14 sponsors, highlighting their continued growth.

Over three decades, in collaboration with sponsors, the Trust has invested £475,000 into the Redruth and District community, underscoring their commitment.

With a strong team of trustees and sponsors, the Trust looks forward to 2024, prepared to meet the increasing needs of the community.

Chris Hailey, Chair of Trustees

The Trustees extend thanks to Darren Kaslow, General Manager of the Penventon Park Hotel and his team for hosting the presentation event in our 30th year of the Community Awards and to the 14 sponsors that supported the 2023 Community Awards:

GOLD Penventon Park Hotel, Specsavers Redruth;

SILVER Cornish Metals, Cornwall Electrical Contactors David Reynolds Building Preservation, Gull Rock Events, JR Flat Roofing;

BRONZE Charles Green Design, Edmundson Electrical, the Foot Health Practise, May & Watson Properties, Redruth Revival;

TIN One and All Consulting.

The 2023 Community Awards were presented to:

Village Halls / Seniors

Lanner Village Hall Trust – £210 towards child-friendly melamine crockery

St Day Youth and Sports Association – £500 towards a wind-up storage trolley for indoor bowls mats

Redruth RFC Clubroom – £100 towards an event for seniors and £100 towards an event for forces veterans


Redruth Town Band – £500 towards drum and percussion cases

Hevva Cornish Dance Group – £200 towards free Cornish dancing taster sessions

Mixed Groups

Portreath Pilot Gig Club – £220 to cover four new seats in their gig ‘Amy Shaw’.

Redruth Tennis Club – £150 for a new BBQ

Lonely Pawz – £200 towards new winters beds and heat lamps to reduce electricity costs

Red Choughs Walking Netball – £250 of equipment incl 10 netballs, 2 sets of bibs, ice packs and an agility ladder.

Camborne Redruth Community Hospital Staff – £321 to equip their new snack bar with a Hot Water Urn, Sandwich Toaster, Fridge and mugs

Akagawa Karate Club – £200 towards new pads and gloves

Warm Space at St Andrew’s Church – £250 towards refreshments through the winter

Youth Groups

1st Pool Rainbows – £100 towards supplies

1st Redruth Guides – £100 towards supplies

1st Illogan Rainbows – £150 for art and craft supplies

1st Illogan Brownies – £150 for art and craft supplies

1st St Andrews Redruth Guides – £200 towards neckerchiefs, resource packs and a first aid kit

1st Redruth Brownies – £200 towards a new unit flag holder and badge books and certificates

1st Redruth Rainbows – £200 to purchase craft materials, musical instruments, badge books and some sports equipment.

1st Treleigh Brownies – £200 to cover supplies for this new pack

1st Pool Brownies – £220 towards a 6-berth tent

1st St Andrews Brownies – Bean Bags, Balls, skipping ropes and hula hoops to a value of £200.

Fr Peter’s Youth Group – £400 towards his summer trips and days out

Gweal-An-Tops Adventure Park – football goals, footballs and netball to the value of £400

Kerrier Guides Association – £150 towards their Leaders training weekend

TOAST Youth Group – Thanks to the Reynolds family from Helston, we acquired a table tennis table free of charge, and add new bats and ball, plus new colourful bean bags to the value of £350

Tiddlers & Toddlers Club – £100 towards a sensory tent with projector and mirror infinity light

Sunny Days Nursery & Pre School – £200 towards a new outdoor slide and playhouse

Dreadnought Centre – £900 to purchase a new pottery wheel

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