Parents Rock

by SSECornwall in Cornwall

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Parents Rock: a programme from SSE Cornwall to help parents across Cornwall start social enterprises that benefit their local communities.

by SSECornwall in Cornwall

The Project

Parents Rock is a new programme from SSE Cornwall, supporting parents of school aged children to start a social or environmentally focused business that will make a real difference to their local communities.

Our aim is to support parents across Cornwall to find local solutions to local problems and become effective social entrepreneurs.

 

Clare Finnegan-Vyese: Get Together Cornwall

 

The Programme

Parents Rock will support parents to develop local solutions to local challenges, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to become effective social entrepreneurs through a series of specialist workshops.

These workshops will build confidence, develop self-esteem and enhance each individual's impact as a social entrepreneur, helping them tap into their own expertise and experience to identify exactly what their community needs and turn their ideas into sustainable social enterprises.

Our ambition is to develop a programme of workshops that we can deliver right now, over the next 12 months, and then continue to deliver into the future. To do this we need to raise £15,000 and we need your help.

SSE Cornwall workshop environment

 

The Challenge

We live in a changing society, where continued cuts to local services severely impact families and communities across the county.

We can often see what needs to change, and have brilliant ideas for improving things, but few of us have the support needed to develop these ideas, let alone make that change happen.

 

Evony Lynch: Mama Cafe

 

Our Solution

Cornwall has always had a fantastic entrepreneurial spirit; we’re good at finding solutions to problems and making things better from within our county.

At SSE Cornwall, we see this all the time and we know that individuals really can make a difference.

From a seed of an idea, our students are given the support needed to develop their ideas into projects and community businesses; we support them to develop as individuals whilst simultaneously developing their ideas which will have a real impact on their local communities.

 

Angie Emrys-Jones: Cornwall Accessible Activities Programme (CAAP)

 

Why Parents?

Well…by definition they are already well connected with their local communities, through their children’s schools, local clubs and activities.

Plus, parents often share many attributes of a social entrepreneur; they’re driven, committed, active, persistent, engaged with their community, practical, resourceful, resilient, creative and perpetual plate spinners!

By supporting parents to develop their ideas to resolve local challenges, together we can really help Parents Rock!

 

The Cost

Raising the £15,000 we need will allow us to:

  • Deliver three ‘Parents Rock’ programmes (each 12 weeks long) across Cornwall in 2016/17
  • Offer over 30 parents of school aged children, including parents of children with additional needs, a FREE place on our programmes
  • Attract match funding to make your money go further
  • Work with our ‘talent pool’ of social enterprise experts to support parents on their journey.

 

Katie Evans: Tots About

 

The Results

Raising £15,000 means that our Parents Rock programme will deliver:

  • A number of new, innovative and exciting social and environmental projects and services, aimed at benefitting communities across Cornwall
  • Parents feeling re-energised and fulfilled, becoming excellent role models for their children and their communities
  • A group of confident and focused social entrepreneurs, making a difference and joining a larger collaborative and supportive network.

With your help, we can really start making a difference and help Cornwall’s ‘Parents Rock’.

 

 Jamie Thomson: Supastrikers

 

If you or someone you know would like to be part of our Parents Rock programme, please email us at admin@ssecornwall.org 

 

A huge thank you to all the fantastic businesses and individuals that have supported our campaign so far!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

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£10 Reward

A limited edition SSE Cornwall pin badge, plus a thank you on all our social media for believing in our project.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

Learn new skills and take in the sights with a night's camping (standard pitch for four people) at the spectacular Roadford Lake near Oakhampton in Devon, courtesy of South West Lakes Trust. We'll say a huge thank you on social media too.

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£20 Reward

CAMPING @ SIBLYBACK! Take a break and enjoy one night's camping (standard pitch for 4 people) at the beautiful Siblyback Lake near Liskeard in Cornwall, courtesy of South West Lakes Trust. We'll shout out a big 'thank you' all over our social media too.

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Get active on the water and enjoy a night's camping (standard pitch for four) at Stithians Lake Outdoor and Active Centre near Redtuth in Cornwall, thanks to South West Lakes Trust. There'll be a big thanks from us across our social media too.

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£20 Reward

CAMPING @ TAMAR LAKES! Try a new activity or view the local wildlife with a night's camping (standard pitch for four people) at Tamar Lakes near Bude in Cornwall, thanks to South West Lakes Trust. You'll get a huge thanks on social media from us too.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

Bag an exclusive signed copy of Liam Black's The Social Entrepreneur's A-Z: a brilliantly witty and searingly honest book drawing on his 25 years as a social entrepreneur, with a foreword by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. We'll also give you a big shout out on social media.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

Earn yourself a delicious packet of artisan dried seaweed from The Cornish Seaweed Company, perfect for spicing up your culinary creations, plus a big thank you on social media for supporting our project.

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

Sing your heart out with place on a half day Explore Your Voice singing workshop hosted by Pip Wright of Breathing Space Singing, and get a big thanks from us on social media too.

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

Cycle, fish, or try out some watersports at the majestic Wimbleball Lake near Dulverton in Somerset, with a night's camping (standard pitch for four) courtesy of South West Lakes Trust. Perfect for experiencing the first Dark Skies Discovery Site to be nominated in Europe! We'll also say a huge thank you across our social media too.

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

Thanks to the lovely people at Camel Valley Vineyards, we have bottles of their famous Camel Valley Brut to reward our pledgers with, plus a thank you on our social media networks.

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£30 Reward

CAMPING @ WIMBLEBALL! Cycle, fish, or try out some watersports at the majestic Wimbleball Lake near Dulverton in Somerset, with a night's camping (standard pitch for four) courtesy of South West Lakes Trust. Perfect for experiencing the first Dark Skies Discovery Site to be nominated in Europe! We'll also say a huge thank you across our social media too.

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

CHILDREN'S COOKING CLASS! Give your little ones the chance to learn some valuable basic kitchen skills with 2 places on a Little Kitchen Magicians workshop (suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years).

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Need a meeting space for your business? You can have a room at The Exchange in Wadebridge for 2 hours, with free Wifi access plus audio visual equipment if you need it, just by pledging. We'll also thank you on social media too.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

BOXING WORKOUT! Treat you and a friend or colleague to a stress-busting and fun boxing workout in the comfort of your own home or workplace (10 mile radius of St Austell) courtesy of Sarah from Bodeeworx . Not only will you feel totally re-energised but you'll pick up some new boxing skills too! Plus we'll say a big social media thank you for supporting the campaign.

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GARDEN IN THE SPRING! Feel the warmth of the earth with a place on a Gardening in the Spring workshop, at Woodland Valley Farm near Truro, thanks to Perennial Harvest. We'll also say a big thank you on social media.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

TRAPEZE WORKSHOP! Master the art of trapeze with a place on a Beginners Trapeze workshop from Sky High Arts, plus a thank you shout from us across our social media networks.

£80 or more

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£80 Reward

FAMILY BIKE HIRE! Enjoy the fun of cycling, courtesy of Aggie Cycles, with a day's family bike hire (for 2 adults and 2 children)

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

10 CLASS YOGA PASS! Unwind with a 10 class Yoga Pass at Lime House Yoga's studios on Cornwall's beautiful north coast. We'll give you a mention on our social media networks too, to say thanks.

£120 or more

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£120 Reward

PRIVATE YOGA SESSION! Grab some friends and unwind with a 1-hour private Yoga Session, courtesy of Helen Clare Yoga, and a big thank you on social media from us (Up to 6 people).

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

PERFUME & CLOTHING VOUCHER! Treat yourself to new clothes and perfume from AWear: 100ml of their signature fragrance housed in a beautifully handmade limited edition crystal bottle, plus a £100 voucher to spend on clothing. We'll also give you a huge social media 'thank you' shout out too.

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

DINNER FOR TWO & CAMEL BRUT! Indulge in a three-course dinner for two, accompanied by a bottle of delicious Camel Valley Brut at The Mexico Inn, Longrock, plus a great big thank you from us on social media.

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

ME-TIME FOR MUMS! Take time out from being a busy mum and enjoy 4 1 hour Skype sessions with Story of Mum, to create a happier, calmer and more fulfilling life.

£210 or more

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£210 Reward

WOODLAND CRAFT & COOKING! Get back to nature with a group of friends on a Woodland Craft & Campfire Cooking half day session for up to six people, with Forest School Leader Sally Jones, plus a shout out from us on social media.

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

CHILDREN'S DRUMMING SESSION! Let them make as much noise as they like, with a 1 hour drumming session for up to 20 people from Drums Up Music. Adults can join in too!

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

Have fun, get active and Jump with Jo! Let kids burn off excess energy and use their imaginations in a soft play, dance or games party for up to 20 children at the Penventon Hotel. We'll say a big thank you on social media too.

£300 or more

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£300 Reward

GROW & DESIGN with FLOWERS! You and up to six friends can unleash your creativity on a Grow & Design with Flowers workshop at the beautifully elegant Cornish Cutting Garden, and earn yourself a big thanks from us on social media for pledging.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

DINNER IN WESTMINSTER! Dinner in Westminster with Steve Double MP

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£500 Reward

JESS GLYNN @ EDEN! Reward yourself with two tickets to see Jess Glynn at this year's Eden Sessions (14th July), plus a night at The Cornwall Hotel and a bottle of delicious Camel Valley Brut. Oh, and a big social media thank you from us.

£1,500 or more

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£1,500 Reward

HELIGAN GARDENS DAY! Spend the day with the Heligan Gardens team and see what goes on behind the scenes at one of Cornwall's top attractions. You and a friend will have a morning in the Productive Gardens followed by a hearty Gardeners Lunch, before spending the afternoon with the Jungle team - a fantastic reward for garden lovers! We'll also give you a big shout out on our social media too.

£9,000 or more

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TEA WITH DAWN FRENCH! Our top reward is tea with BAFTA fellow and top UK comedy writer and actress Dawn French! You and up to 5 others (friends, colleagues, employees; the choice is yours) can enjoy tea with Dawn at the beautiful Fowey Hotel, and chat about all things comedy, writing, or whatever you like! We'll also give you a huge thankful shout out on our social media.

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