Penzance-based Whole Again Communities is the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund following a public vote where the local community was asked to show support.
People in local areas were asked to vote for who they thought should be the recipients of £1,000 worth of building materials from RGB. Almost 900 votes were made with the community project coming out on top.
Whole Again is a non-profit group based on Treneere Estatem aiming to unite the area through food, socialising and self-care. As well as running a community kitchen to help get people into employment by making and delivering low cost soup, Whole Again Communities brings people together by running a free lunch scheme every Thursday funded by PHT, puts on community events and runs healthy eating workshops to develop cooking and budgeting skills.
Project manager of Whole Again Communities, Liz Sullivan said: “We have recently taken over a very run down community space and have already made extensive repairs thanks to the help of local businesses, but there’s still more we want to do.
“We will be aiming to use the £1,000 worth of materials to build a shed to house equipment we use during out workshops and events and also make further essential repairs. We’d like to say a huge thank you to RGB Building Supplies and everyone that voted for us.”
Whole Again Communities is looking for a local tradesperson to donate some time to put together their shed, more information can be found at www.wholeagaincommunities.co.uk
Richard Jayne, branch manager and RGB Panzance said: “Whole Again Communities is a fantastic organisation whose support of the local community is making a real difference to the area. We look forward to returning and seeing the completed project.”