We are independent and rely on your donations to fund us and continue our services, we are not supported by local or central government
We are an organisation of people who aim to improve the lives of others in Cornwall, especiallythose who are isolated, disadvantaged and vulnerable
Summer in February (15) Filmed in Cornwall and based on the Jonathan Smith novel about a true-life love triangle, Summer in February is set among a bohemian colony of artists in…
Oliver Baines OBE - Vice Chairman
Lady Vanessa George
Lady Mary Holborow DCVO
Bishop Tim Thornton
The Hon. Eveyln Boscawen took over as Chairman of The Cornwall Community Foundation in January 2013.
Chairman - Tregothnan Estates
Tregothnan Botanical Garden. Growers and suppliers of fine teas, herbal infusions, honey and floristry as well as charcoal and logs. Wild Escapes and Tregothnan holiday accommodation
Chairman - Goonvean Limited
World-wide suppliers of china clays and aggregates to the paper and ceramic industry.
Chairman - Goonvean Fibres Limited
Suppliers of fibres for reinforcement to the battery, aramid and other industries.
Scientific Services Limited - Consultants and asbestos testing.
Other Positions Held
Cornwall Community Foundation - Chairman (former Trustee)
Cornwall Federation of Young Farmers Clubs - President
Young People Cornwall - President
Truro Sea Cadets - Patron
Royal Cornwall Agricultural Society - Past President
Cornish Grain - Past Chairman
St Michael Penkivel Parish Council - Chairman
St Michael Penkivel Church - Church Warden
2007/08 Cornwall -High Sherriff
Agricultural Land Tribunal - Member
2009 – to date - Deputy Lieutenant
I have been a trustee since 2006. I am Cornish and for a long time lived near Helston, where I ran a local wives club, worked in the Mustard seed youth club in Helston and also in the Dreadnought youth club in Redruth. I also ran holidays for inner city children and set up my own charity which provided camping facilities and activities for inner city children. I am involved in all aspects of the community foundation, from attending receptions in London for our London club members to running a grants panel on the Lizard. It has been a great privilege for me to serve on the board,one that I have found both humbling and very rewarding.
I have lived on the North Coast of Cornwall for over 20 years with my family. Where we have set up a holiday business.
What a great place to live having lived in London and Surrey and traveled to many places in the world
I have been involved with the foundation for about 5 years. Now working hard on improving friends membership and on events.
My family charitable Trust The Albert Van den Bergh Charitable Trust has donated to CCF enabling us to now have a named fund.
Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall for the last fifteen years. First Chairman of the Cornwall Community Foundation and involved with many of the charities that benefit from the Foundation.
Elaine (Troubs) Hunt professional background is in contract publishing, relationship marketing and PR spanning 20 years. She has worked in London, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong for some of the top companies in these fields dealing with many blue chip clients.
Since giving up work she has completed a classics degree with Open University and now lives in the Helford area with her husband, son and working cocker spaniel.
Born and lived in Truro most of his life, married with 4 children.
Worked from the age of 18 within the family business (Glass and Glazing trade) now Managing Director of Cornwall Glass and Glazing, with 14 sites scattered over the Southwest, and employee approx.. 200 people.
Outside of work Mark enjoys being a School Governor of Bosvigo Primary School, Truro, where he went as a child, and also all children are/have been educated. He also sits as a JP in the West Cornwall Area, sitting for the last 6 years in Truro, Camborne and Penzance courts.
Currently Assistant Editor at BBC Radio Cornwall, working on the day-to-day running of the station, programming, staffing issues and overseeing campaigns such as the BBC Radio Cornwall Appeal Fund, ‘Sea Sense’, a sea safety initiative working with the RNLI and the BBC Cornwall support of the Precious Lives Appeal. I have been with the BBC for more than twenty years and during that time have travelled the length and breadth of Cornwall speaking to fascinating people, recording interviews, presenting programmes and broadcasting news. I have also worked in television, presenting news bulletins and pieces for BBC Spotlight. For me, my greatest achievements at work have been supporting the Sunrise Appeal when BBC Radio Cornwall listeners raised more than £600,000 for the new oncology centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and raising awareness for the Precious Lives Appeal to build a hospice for Cornish children and their families. I am involved in all aspects of Cornish life, from being a trustee of the Cornwall Community Foundation, to sitting on a fundraising committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. I am also a Governor of Truro and Penwith College. I was born into a Cornish family with roots in South East Cornwall. I am the mother of two children, I adore music and singing. I am a season ticket holder at Plymouth Argyle Football Club, I am learning to speak French, I enjoy cooking for family and friends and am passionate about the Cornish coast and countryside.
Tim Smith is a Chartered Accountant who runs his own accountancy practice, Nevill Hovey & Co Limited, in Launceston. He is Treasurer of both the Cornwall Community Foundation and the Cornwall 100 Club. He is also Treasurer of St Petroc's Society which helps the single homeless in Cornwall.
Bishop Tim moved to Truro from Dorset in 2009 and became a Trustee when he took up his office as Bishop of Truro. He has a varied life responsible for the oversight of the Church of England in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly looking after some 300 parishes and nearly 200 clergy. He is interested in community matters and especially concerned to ensure that those who are the most deprived in Cornwall are cared for and their voice is heard. He is also chairman of the Children’s Society, a national charity that works with the most deprived children and young people.
James Williams was the chairman of the Foundation since 2005, before handing the reigns to Hon Eveyln Boscawen. James (middle name Piran) was born in 1950 and brought up in Cornwall. After 30 years working in the financial industry all over the world he returned to live in Cornwall. He has had extensive involvement in different aspects of life in Cornwall, including culture, education, and rural matters. He is the Cornish representative on the Prince’s Council serving the Duchy of Cornwall. He has served as High Sheriff of the County and as President of the Royal Cornwall Show. His interests include gardening, walking the coastal path, and surfing on an antique wooden surfboard on Porthtowan beach. He set up the Mining Districts Fund to be managed by the Community Foundation to help in the area that he resides. He believes fervently in the help that volunteers and communities can do to make a difference in his beloved county.
After working in London for fifteen years Tom has returned to his roots in Cornwall. In Cornwall Tom set up and ran a business-to-business trading network for 500 SME's throughout the South West, gaining first-hand knowledge of the local economy. This has given him a good background for working with the Foundation to promote awareness and change through social enterprise, particularly in the field of social finance and job creation.
With his passion for developing new business and firm belief that supporting Cornish business and industry will improve job opportunities and community development, Tom will be championing our new partnership with The Fredericks Foundation.
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