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Community project in Gorran Haven receives support from the C100

1 December 2015

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St Goran Church Community Project has received £3,000 from Cornwall Community Foundation’s business club to help fund fittings and equipment in the new community kitchen of the church. Cornwall 100 Club members Katie Law from Millerson estate agents and Sue Bradbury from PR and marketing company SBPR visited the project to present the cheque. 

The new kitchen forms part of work being undertaken by St Goran Church Community Project to transform the west end of the church by building a large community room, a further meeting room, two toilets (one disabled) and a new all-weather disabled access.

St Goran is used for a wide range of events including games for the elderly every month, flower arranging, bell ringing, concerts, lunches, school concerts and other end of term activities for Gorran School. The church, which can seat over 300 people, is currently underutilised because of the lack of facilities and those with mobility problems find it difficult to get into the church because of the steps.

John Woodbridge, a spokesperson for the project team, said: “I would just like to reiterate how helpful it was for CCF to make a grant for equipping our new kitchen. We have had to raise a huge amount of money, over £273,000, but it has been made possible by breaking this amount down into achievable amounts - like the £3000 grant that the CCF has given us.”

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Katie Law from Millerson said: “Having been a part of the panel recently and reviewing all the applications that were received by the C100 club, it was a pleasure to be able to visit St Goran Church after agreeing to their funding request.  It was wonderful to see how the grant is being used and I was particularly impressed with the alterations that are being made which will certainly benefit the local community.”

Sue Bradbury, Director of SBPR, said:  “I really enjoyed my visit and am delighted that the money donated by local businesses is being put to such good community use.  It’s a privilege to be able to help make a difference.”

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