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C100 members visit Lanivet Under Fives

22 January 2016

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Lanivet and District Under Fives received £2,850 from the business club of the Cornwall Community Foundation towards storage units for the pre-school. Cornwall 100 Club members Neil Chamberlain from Worldwide Financial Planning and Philip Rodda from Rodda’s Creamery met the team and toddlers at the pre-school.   

Lanivet and District Under Fives is a small and friendly village pre-school that has been in the village for approximately 35 years. They pride themselves in providing a safe, secure and happy learning environment for all children in their care. The pre-school runs from the village hall which they share with lots of other organisations but they are the main users. The pre-school is a registered charity and is managed by a small but enthusiastic committee made up of parents whose children attend the pre-school. They do fundraising events themselves, but unfortunately it is never enough to cover the costs of new toys, books or storage facilities. The £2,850 from the Cornwall 100 Club will allow the pre-school to securely keep all the toys, books and other resources in storage units. 

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“Lanivet Under Fives is what a community is about. They are building a place to educate local children in an environment where parents feel confident. Part of this journey is people giving freely of their time so it may become sustainable in the long run. Cornwall 100 Club is glad to help in that journey.” said Neil Chamberlain, Director of Worldwide Financial Planning.

Philip Rodda from Rodda's Creamery said "It was a real pleasure to visit the Lanivet Nursery and take part in presenting a cheque on behalf of Cornwall 100 Club. I am sure the grant will go a long way to help sustain such an excellent foundation for the young of the village".

Sarah Best from Lanivet Under Fives said “A massive thank you to the Cornwall100 members for the very generous donation to put towards much needed storage cupboards at the preschool.  Storage has always been a major issue for us, with our hall users using the preschool resources often ending in them being broken or stolen.  With new purpose made storage cupboards with locks we can ensure that all the resources we have are safe, clean and tidy when not in use.”

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The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF invested a record £41,808 in 17 community projects in 2015. Since its inception over 7 years ago, it has invested close to £200,000 into communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting over 100 local projects.

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