Leading holiday home company Cornish Gems presents the Cornwall Wildlife Trust with a donation of £5,771.55 – to help support the protection of Cornwall’s wild spaces, in spite of challenges faced in 2020.
Cornish Gems chose the Cornwall Wildlife Trust as their 2020 Gems Charity of the Year – hosting fundraising initiatives and encouraging guests to support the vital work of the Trust, who’ve been helping people enjoy nature for over 50 years.
The donation from Cornish Gems, which will directly support conservation projects in Cornwall, was in part enabled thanks to Emma Fashokun – the newly appointed Guest Experience and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager – whose passion, drive for positive change and fundraising, played a significant role in the success of this year’s Gems charity of the Year.
Despite 2020 being an exceptionally challenging year, with tourism being one of the sectors hardest hit, Cornish Gems felt that now more than ever it was so important for Cornish organisations to stand together in solidarity – a ‘one and all’ approach in the face of adversity!
Cornish Gems Co-founder, Julianne Shelton says: “Our team so appreciates the vital conservation work the Cornwall Wildlife Trust undertakes and we’re so thankful to our owners, suppliers, business partners and our generous guests who’ve passionately supported our fundraising. Never more than during the adversities of 2020, have we appreciated the joy of being surrounded by Cornwall’s beautiful natural landscape. We feel it’s our responsibility both as a Cornish tourism business and as local people to help protect and preserve Cornwall’s wildlife, on land and at sea, for ourselves and future generations.”
In total, since the initiative began in 2018, Cornish Gems has raised over £14,000 for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the RNLI.
This year it is with great excitement that Cornish Gems names Surfer’s Against Sewage as their Gem 2021 Charity of the Year.
For more information about Cornish Gems or to support the Gems 2021 Charity of the Year fundraising, please visit www.cornishgems.com.