CLEAR Cornwall are fundraising for a safe, welcoming and nurturing support centre for children and young people in Cornwall who have experienced or been linked to abusive relationships - a CLEARbase. Your contribution will kick-start our campaign and enable our advisory group of young people - CLEAR Ideas - to get involved and shape the campaign.
About the project
Child abuse? It doesn't happen here does it? Not in Cornwall? CLEAR Cornwall is a registered charity that supports children and young people who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused. Every day we meet young people and support them through a range of therapeutic services and activities. Child abuse and child sexual exploitation affects children and their families from every walk of life, yes, even in Cornwall.
" I feel unwanted" " I feel speechless" " They hurt me" " I feel blamed" " I should have asked for help"
There is no place, no base in Cornwall where these most vulnerable children and young people can go that offers a caring, comfortable, safe and nurturing environment. Most children needing support are seen in a school or medical setting. We have supported over 1000 young people in Cornwall. Their representative group "CLEAR Ideas" tell us loud and clear that they need a place to be, a place they trust, a CLEARbase.
Please help us to to kick-start our fund-raising campaign to establsih a base that can help to rebuild young lives, a CLEARbase. Your contribution will start our fundraising campaign and help us to involve the children and young people we support to develop it further. We aim to raise £400,000 over a 3 year period.