Luxury Family summer holiday in Cornwall

by The Roseland Centre in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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On 15th August 2022 we successfully raised £2,230 with 114 supporters in 14 days

The Roseland Centre charity is raising funds to Save Our Centre and change lives through outdoor activity and education in Cornwall

by The Roseland Centre in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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 New stretch target

The total sum required to purchase The Roseland Centre building is £200,000 so this prize draw is just one of the many generous offers that will contribute to the total fund. We have had many supporters so far but this purchase is time dependant so the more we can raise the closer we get to our overall target.

The Prize

Win a weeks holiday at Trewince Holiday Lodges for up to six people sharing. Heron Lodge is located in the centre of a 26-acre estate in fully landscaped grounds on the Roseland Peninsula, almost surrounded by water. Gerrans Bay spreads out in front of the Georgian Manor House, with the Percuil River to the West. A walk through our own woodland leads to a private quay on Froe Creek. This lower end of the estate looks out over the river, towards St. Mawes, with access out to the surrounding creeks, the Carrick Roads and finally, the open sea.

Trewince, a family run business for over 30 years and with a personal touch is an oasis of beauty and calm within its acres of park and woodland. Near to the villages of Portscatho, Gerrans and St Mawes. Close to tranquil beaches, secluded coves and beautiful countryside with spectacular views where you really can get away from the stresses of every day life.

Lodge L15 – Heron is located on the South Terrace.  Refurbished in 2021,  Heron has lovely uninterrupted views of the fields and sea.  Fully fitted kitchen, two bathrooms, bedrooms: 1 x Double and 2 x Twin.  Access to the lodge is a couple of steps up to the front door from the gravel parking area (2 cars).

The Cause

Help us Save Our Centre and change lives through outdoor activity and education in Cornwall.  The Roseland Centre charity is raising funds for the former Cornwall Council outdoor activity and education centre in St Just in Roseland village. 

We're lucky enough to have the option to purchase this unique and much-loved community building from Cornwall Council. Our aim is to run it as a sustainable, residential facility specialising in outdoor activity and education - and a community hub for individuals and voluntary organisations. 

If we don't reach our target, the building, which dates back to 1887, will be sold on the open market.

Located on Cornwall's scenic Roseland peninsula, this former Methodist school was for many years successfully run as a Cornwall Outdoors activity and education centre and was used by organisations such as The Royal Yachting Association. It is well known as the place where primary school kids from around Cornwall and the wider UK came to have fun whilst learning to kayak, canoe, climb and sail.

We want to continue in this tradition offering children and adults residential accommodation with access to classes, wellbeing sessions, mentoring and outdoor training with a particular emphasis on water-based activities with local outdoor activity sport providers. And we couldn’t have a better location. The local creek is ideally suited to sailing and canoeing sessions, whilst nearby, summers beach is one of the best and safest places in the UK to learn how to paddleboard. There are also opportunities for sea kayaking and windsurfing, as well as land based activities including hiking and orienteering.  

Though everyone will be welcome at the Roseland Centre, specific access will be provided for local schools and schools from around Cornwall and the UK. The aim is to provide schools with an opportunity to let individual classes have a residential outdoor activity and education experience with us at the Roseland Centre. Being a community-inspired charity, it is also important to us that local children do not miss out on opportunities and activities by virtue of them already living in the local area. To this end, the project will ensure that there is direct local community impact in promoting well-being to local children through improved community access to a range of outdoor activities. We are also currently engaging with local business partners with a view to developing potential scholarship opportunities to offer training, mentoring, support and bursaries to local children across a wide range of outdoor activity sports available of the peninsula.             

Why is it so important?

The Roseland peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We want to ensure that young people and adults, whether from the Roseland, Cornwall, or elsewhere in the UK, can come and visit this inspiring place, learn new skills through tailored classes and sessions, make friends, and explore all that the peninsula has to offer. 

We know how lucky we are to live in such a breath-taking natural environment but we believe the great outdoors is even greater when everyone gets to share in it! And getting kids interested in outdoor activity and outdoor sports is more important than ever to children's physical and mental health and wellbeing after the Covid lockdowns. 

Community is at our core and we also see the centre as a resource for educational, voluntary and community groups and a place to promote supportive activities and networks for both young and old, so vital in these challenging times. 

If we don't raise the funds the building will most likely be bought up by a developer and become a private residence, second home or a holiday let! We're trying to stop that from happening... we just need a little help.

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