Roaming Penzance CIC
19 June 2015
Roaming CIC in Penzance received £2,994 from the business club of the CCF and £4,999.50 from the Emily Bolitho Trust Fund in March 2015 towards the costs of their Roaming Penzance project. Cornwall 100 Club member Rosie Bradbury from Sue Bradbury PR and Neil Chamberlain from Worldwide Financial Planning visited the project.
The Project is made up of an enthusiastic group of artists who meet weekly at St Petroc’s Society’s Breadline Centre in Penzance to be creative and enjoy each other’s company. Roaming CIC is a practice-led, not-for-profit arts company facilitated by Laura Wild. The Roaming Penzance group brings people together one day a week through creative activities and to share meals together.
Rosie Bradbury from Sue Bradbury PR said "I really enjoyed seeing the service that Roaming CIC provide to the local community - the funding provided by Cornwall Community Foundation allows them to continue the great work they do. The support from local businesses through the Cornwall 100 Club is therefore vital and we're proud to be a part of it."
Neil Chamberlain, Director of Worldwide Financial Planning said “Art, community, development, progress, value, benefit, solution and Cornwall as a brand were all summed up for me in my visit today at Roaming CIC. It was great to meet everyone including individuals using the service and those that run it and help.”
The project provides activities that would otherwise be unaffordable to those taking part in the group and bridges the gap between people who are homeless and those who live in houses by inviting the wider community to their exhibition. The project mostly benefits single men and women, aged 18 - 65 who find themselves disadvantaged, excluded, vulnerable or homeless. Close to a hundred different individuals have been to the group one or more times during the last two years since the arts company was established.
The project is directed by Roaming CIC Directors: Laura Wild, Revd Andrew Yates, Dr Nancy Roth and is funded by the Cornwall Community Foundation, the Cornwall 100 Club, as well as charitable donations from Pennon Group plc and individual supporters. Transformation Cornwall provides advice and St Petroc’s Society provides the premises.