Save Our Fishing Buildings in Cadgwith

by Cadgwith Fishing Cove Trust in Ruan Minor, England, United Kingdom

Save Our Fishing Buildings in Cadgwith
We did it
On 8th April 2021 we successfully raised £306,260 ( + est. £58220.25 Gift Aid ) with 8671 supporters in 56 days

We aim to purchase the historic fishing buildings to protect them from development and maintain for the local fishermen in perpetuity.

by Cadgwith Fishing Cove Trust in Ruan Minor, England, United Kingdom

WE DID IT !!! THANK YOU "ONE AND ALL".

We cannot believe that we have reached our £300,000 target with 10 days left to go.   

We are all still a bit shellshocked at the meteoric rise of our campaign which started out at £10,000 just a few days ago.

Your combined donations mean that we now have enough Crowdfunding money to purchase the fishing buildings outright, and preserve them not only for the fishermen, but also countless generations of fisherman that are to follow.   

It is not too much to say that you truly have helped save the fishing industry in Cadgwith, and keep these essential fishing buildings out of the hands of developers forever.

Thank you all SO MUCH for your generous donations.   I cannot express how much this means to the fishermen,  the whole community of Cadgwith, and the people of Cornwall.

Having raised the sum to purchase the buildings, our fundraising focus now turns to the funds needed to repair and refurbish the buildings.   Any monies raised beyond the sum to purchase the buildings will go towards this goal, and so our fundraising continues.   Every additional pound raised helps.

We have a charity auction on Friday 16th April at 5pm with David Lay Auctioneers, who are holding it online at www.davidlay.co.uk.   We have some super lots that have been donated, and all sums raised will go towards our fundraising effort.   You can register on their web site in advance with no commitment, and you can even set a reminder on the day so that you do not miss out.

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We are also very thankful to Redruth Rugby Club who are also raising funds for us.   On May 30th the club are holding a Sea Shanty Festival with all funds raised going towards our fundraising appeal.   The festival have already confirmed that the Oggymen will take to the stage.

See our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details.

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Finally, I can't help thinking about this moment in history and the parallels with the history of the 15 golden bezants proudly displayed on the Cornish crest.   We commemorate today when the Cornish people centuries ago proudly bound together "one and all" to raise the ransom for the release of their Duke of Cornwall.   I feel so proud that the Cornish people (and also friends from elsewhere) have all bound together today "one and all" to answer the appeal for help from the fishermen.   I think you can all truly feel proud of being part of this and for answering their call.   You really have all made a big difference to people's lives and livelyhoods.

So a heartfelt thank you to today's "One and All" from the Cadgwith fishermen.

Onen Hag Oll



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