Cornwall Community Foundation’s annual Friends and Business Club Drinks Party was held on 7 May at the Old Vicarage, Lanhydrock by kind permission of Clare and Andrew Williams.
Jane Trehair, Chair of the CCF Friends Committee, welcomed the large gathering of Friends and Business Club members and introduced Dr Maureen Newman, guest speaker.
Maureen explained that she is Chief Executive of Restormel Mind who are based in Bodmin, providing mental health services across mid Cornwall. Maureen spoke passionately about the importance of her small charity’s services to their members. She also described the funding challenges small charities currently face and expressed gratitude to the Friends and Business Club members for their contribution to the Surviving Winter appeal that had enabled her to support people in need in their network who in many cases just needed small, simple items to make their experience of winter better. Restormel Mind also received funding in 2018 through CCF from the BBC Radio Cornwall Appeal