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C100 grant to support The Pengegon Community Hall

9 May 2014

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The Pengegon Institute Trust Community Hall received £1,380 funding from the Cornwall 100 Club to help organise a large fund raising event with the collaboration of the 'Charity Dalek Squad'. C100 members Charles Reynolds, Managing Director of CJ Medical, and Philip Rodda from Rodda’s Creamery visited the Community Hall and presented the cheque on 1 May 2014.

Charles Reynolds, C100 Member and Managing Director of CJ Medical commented “It is really excellent to see how the CCF and C100 can make a real difference in the community and we wish the Pengegon Community Hall success with the fund-raising and the Dr Who Dalek event at Heartlands along with a sustainable future”

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The Committee of the Trust would like to extend the facilities to cater for more community groups encouraging a wider audience. They have had to turn potential users away, losing vital potential income. The Trust would like to improve the building by providing an extension to allow space for storage, although an extension would be costly (current estimates £9k - £10k).

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To help raise funds for this project they organised a large fund raising event with the collaboration of the 'Charity Dalek Squad', a group of individuals from various areas in the UK that volunteer their services to charities free of charge for fund raising purposes. They provided all of the equipment, activities and performances which includes Daleks, Cybermen, K9, Tardis, Doctor Who creatures and other such items. However they do requested their travel and accommodation expenses be provided.

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Graham Billing, Chairman of the Pengegon Institute Trust said “The Trust is sincerely grateful to the Cornwall 100 Club for their very kind grant approval. The grant went a very long way towards helping us to finance our fund-raising Doctor Who event, 'Daleks Invasion Heartlands 2014'. The  event  raised £4,823.62, a substantial amount considering that we were up against other events in Falmouth, Penzance and Truro over that weekend. This will go a long way towards our extension project!.”

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