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Roseland Surgeries Patients Group receives support from the C100

1 July 2016

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Roseland Surgeries Patients Group received £3,000 from the business club of the Cornwall Community Foundation towards setting up Café Roseland at Portscatho Memorial Hall. Cornwall 100 Club members Andrew Bunney from Nursefinders and Toby Ashworth from The Nare visited the project.   

Roseland Surgeries Patients Group identified the need for a community café to address social isolation and loneliness. The funding from the CCF will help to set up the café and equip the Memorial Hall with tables and an audio system. The group already has more than 20 volunteers who will help to run the café and are seeking to recruit more volunteers to help.

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Simone Kennett from Roseland Surgeries Patients Group said “The grant from the CCF means that the Café Roseland project can proceed immediately and furnish the much-needed village meeting place where our residents can drop in for a cuppa and a piece of cake and to have an opportunity to participate - if they wish - in a number of fun-activities such as pottery, chess, scrabble, or painting, or just sit and chat!” 

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Andrew Bunney from Nursefinders said “The new café that will hopefully open soon at Gerrans Memorial Hall, brings a welcome breath of fresh air to the Roseland Peninsula and its community. As a gentleman who grew up on the Roseland and a patient of Gerrans surgery, this new project glows with collaboration from the whole of the community and its professionals, which is rare to see. We all know an individual who becomes excluded due to lack of public transport and community activities. This project will change that and certainly bring the Roseland Peninsula closer together. There is a huge need for this within Cornwall and hope that others will look to follow suit.”

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The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF awarded a total of £22,206 to fourteen community projects in March. A second round of funding will be available in September. Since its inception over 8 years ago, it has invested over £200,000 into communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting over 100 local projects.

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