Members, Mike Robson and Tony Staveley, were lucky enough to join the volunteer team at the spectacular Tall Ships Regatta that took place in Falmouth between the 15th and 18th August.
Supported by the spirited and tireless coordinator, Heidi Channel, they joined the 120 volunteer team to receive the thousands of visitors to the 12 tall ships that were berthed alongside each other beside County Wharf.
With walkie talkie in hand Mike was involved in the safe routing of traffic in the town whilst Tony helped guide and answer questions from visitors arriving and leaving the docks by ferries.
Throughout the three days that the tall ships were alongside and with visitors looking around them there was a fun-filled atmosphere to a background of performing ship's crews and sea shanty singing by locals.
Tony said "It was a great few days supporting this amazing event. It was also good to see current member Jane and past members Sue, Eve and Claire, on the wharf enjoying an evening out with the Penryn Photography Club busy taking spectacular shots of the ships in the bright evening light."
What an amazing time at the Truro BID Children’s day. We had a stand raising funds for Aquabox water filters for Ukraine with a lucky dip. We had sold out of prizes by lunchtime!! Thanks to one of former club members, Alistair Whyte and his family for a final donation, and and excellent hoola hoop demo.
Some of our Members visited the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre at St Dennis yesterday to find out how 240k tonnes pa of household waste (over and above what gets recycled) is turned into power for 21k homes each year...a fascinating visit.
A very big thank you to everyone who supported our Mid Summer Open Garden and Cream Tea event on Sunday 25th June in aid of Children's Hospice South West. An amazing £460 was raised. The sun shone and the scones had gone!
Following our decision to choose Aquabox as a project that we were keen to get involved in, we decided to organise a presentation to hear about the work of Aquabox and why this project and mission is so important.
The emphasis on the importance of clean water has become evident through recent disasters and conflicts as well as worldwide floods and drought.
Having become involved with the local Cornish charity "Sending Love to Ukraine", we decided that, as well as collecting various items of necessity to send out to Ukraine, it was apparent that clean water would be an essential need at the top of the list.
We were delighted to have raised funds to send out two Aquaboxes already to Ukraine and we intend to continue to support this essential need and will be focussing on this is a a key project.
Please see the linked presentation which will give you an insight into how a few people can do so much important work.
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Our "Green team" held a carboot sale in July and raised some money to fund seed bomb making kits. We then arranged a session with the Kea School Eco club, run by Ali Bevis, to make seed bombs in February. It was great fun and very messy, but the children loved it. A couple of weeks later the children planted the seed bombs in the school garden. Now we all look forward to the blooming of the flowers, hopefully in a riot of colours.
All photos were taken by staff at Kea School in line with safeguarding procedures.
We also had some seed bombs left over, so the children were delighted to able to take some home with them and the staff at Kea School were very pleased with our involvement.
We were delighted to welcome Darren Tait and his team from "Cornwall and Devon Sends Love to Ukraine", to hear about their amazing work and the difference it makes to people and their communities in Ukraine. It was truly inspiring, humbling and heart wrenching. We were able to send them away with some donations for their upcoming trip on the 10th April... watch this space we will be doing lots more to support them. #sendinglovetoukraine #support
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Our club is lucky to be able to enjoy the use of the Scout Hall at Truro Boscawen Park. Not only that, Truro Cub Scouts supported us on a mission to support the provision of 22 toilets by 2022 as part of our international fundraising project working with www.toilettwinning.org. Here we are presenting their certificates. It's so great to see youngsters involved in the community.
We are always happy to support Cornwall Air Ambulance and are looking forward to this year's round of Cream Teas in aid of this fabulous local cause.
It was great to have had the opportunity to host one of our meetings at their base in Newquay and to learn more about a day in the life of Air Ambulance
Cornwall Air Ambulance - Your charity, saving lives (cornwallairambulancetrust.org)
Following on from our previous post, we can report that we raised nearly £350 for this cause thanks to the shoppers at Sainsbury Truro.
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