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Yeolmbridge project receives support from the C100

24 March 2016


The Yeolmbridge Methodist Church project received £800 from the business club of the CCF towards a larger project to upgrade the hall facilities. Cornwall 100 Club members Louise Oldham from Cornwall Glass and Tim Smith from Nevill Hovey met volunteers and children from Werrington Primary School.

The hall which adjoins the Methodist Church is well used by the local community, including Werrington Primary School, Ladies Circle, Kensey Training and hosts Parish Council meetings and community events such as election voting. The hall was redecorated and improvements included windows, chimney and roof repairs. Having a nice warm hall enables more groups to use the premises. A team of ex-offenders from Dorset, Devon & Cornwall Rehabilitation Company carried out most the work.

Mavis Gribble volunteer said “I’d just like to say how pleased we were to have the grant from the Cornwall Community Foundation and Cornwall 100 Club and what a difference it has made to the building. The team of ex-offenders were great, we wouldn’t have been able to do the work without them and just hope it has given them some skills to go on and do something else. We would be pleased to show anyone else around that would like to see it.”

Tim Smith from Nevill Hovey said “The Cornwall 100 Club was delighted to be able to help the Werrington Methodist Church with their refurbishment project. All the many community groups who use the hall will benefit from a greatly spruced up meeting place.’

Lou Oldham from Cornwall Glass added "I had a wonderful time with the children and staff of the local village primary school; and the very committed volunteers at Yeolmbridge Methodist Church. I am still thinking about the thought provoking Easter Story.”