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Brea playground receives funding from the Business Club

22 December 2014


Brea Open Spaces and Playground Improvement Group received £3,000 funding from the Cornwall Community Foundation’s business arm towards funding the purchase of seating, play equipment and 100 wild harvest trees. C100 member Roger Rossignol from Westcountry Fruit Sales Ltd. visited the project.

Brea Open Space is a small community group who would like to improve the communal spaces of Brae for the benefit of the wider community. The playing fields were once a well-used and lively space but in recent years have fallen into disuse by most people due to the lack of amenities.  The group wishes to turn this around and wants to provide a communal space in the village for local people of all ages to use, enjoy and respect.

Roger Rossignol from C100 member Westcountry Fruit Sales Ltd. said “Westcountry Fruit Sales & The Essential Food Co. is delighted to support the Cornwall Community Foundation through our membership of the Cornwall 100 Club.  It is great to be able to see projects like this make a real difference to people within the local communities that we all live and work in.”


The community was holding a tree planting event on Saturday the 13th of December. Pippa Davey from Brea Open Space said “The sun came out for our tree planting event, and with it came lots of people from Brea village. Everyone got stuck in with digging, planting, pushing wheelbarrows of mulch, making dedication tags for the trees and having a natter over a warm drink and a biscuit. As one villager said ‘It was a lovely day with huge community spirit, well done everybody’. The wild harvest trees, donated by The Woodland Trust, have helped to make our communal space better for the people and wildlife who live here. We are very grateful to the support we have had from the Cornwall 100 Club, B&Q, The Woodland Trust and Camborne Town Council, Carn Brea Parish Council and Cornwall Council. Without this we would not be able make the improvements to our playing fields or to have brought people together for such a wonderful event.”

The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF, has granted £31,685 in 2014 to help improve lives and communities throughout the county.