Rainbow Project 2020

The Trustees at Redruth Charity Trust wanted to reward the key workers enduring extra challenges during the Coronavirus crisis in the Redruth District so a plan was hatched to say thank you.

A total of 39 boxes of goodies were collated and delivered to NHS and care professionals working at these locations:

  • Five GP Surgeries: Manor, Clinton Road, Harris Memorial, Homecroft and Carn to Coast
  • The NHS discharge unit at Penventon Park Hotel
  • Eight departments at Barncoose Hospital
  • Redruth Ambulance Station
  • Seven Care Homes: Garsewednack, Tremethick, Trefula, Crossroads, Harbour House, The Green and Miners Court
  • Three homecare companies visiting patients at home.

These thank you boxes contained a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, 48 dozen eggs and more than 300 packets of sweet snacks, some contributed by Redruth Charity Trust but the most part by local businesses keen to help our gesture. To those that needed it, we were able to provide bottles of hand sanitiser. We extend our gratitude to:

The Hand Sanitiser is made in Newquay by Holt Lloyd and donated via RCT partner Cornish Granite Sports of Redruth. Holt Lloyd has generously donated 20,000 bottles to the NHS and Cornwall Council.

The Trust extends its thanks also to Carters Packaging, YSA Silver Sponsor, for helping the Trust raise some extra income to fund this project.

RCT Chair Chris Hailey said:

“I would like to thank all the donors to the Rainbow project. In this small way, we have said thank you to hundreds of staff who deserve to be recognised for their frontline caring roles. For many it’s a more than a job, it’s a vocation, and they are totally committed to their community.

“Sue Greenwood, Matron at Barncoose Hospital, was very moved by our large donations to all eight departments and Mike Chapman of the Ambulance Station said his team felt very rewarded. Several Care Home Managers were close to tears when we arrived at their doorsteps.

“Our motto is ‘Making a Difference in Redruth’ and that’s what these individuals are doing right now. If we have brought some positivity at this challenging time, then the project will have been a success.

“We have been proud to also assist Redruth School’s manufacturing of face shields and mask clips. Through our close association with SJ Andrew & Sons, we were able to facilitate the donation of 1800 rivets by the firm.

“Working together is at the heart of the Trust and it is wonderful to see the community of Redruth pulling together with a real Dunkirk spirit. From the clapping/horn-blowing/pan-clanging on Thursday evenings for our carers to keeping an extra eye on our vulnerable neighbours; many are going the extra mile. We salute you all.”

If you work in a frontline role and would benefit from face shields or mask retaining clips, call Redruth School on 01209 203700 between 8am-3pm Mon-Fri or mail enquiries@redruth.cornwall.sch.uk.