Another year at the Royal Cornwall Show has come and gone, and we’re reflecting on the fantastic time we had.

We had a great time exhibiting at the Royal Cornwall Show 2024, and had the opportunity to meet with our supporters and share the word about our work with new audiences.

Over 240 people stopped by our stand over the three days to have meaningful conversations around homelessness in Cornwall. We were delighted to have our team and two of our fantastic volunteers, Nicola and Amy, represent us at the stand over Volunteers Week, and are so grateful for their continued support of our work. 

   

This year, we decided to make our stand people-focused, and shared the stories of some of our residents, who recorded their stories through the Wildworks project, and that of our resident Max, who recently met Prince William. We were also pleased to share our table of essential items for people experiencing homelessness, which raised awareness of items which our resource centres urgently need and how people can donate through Give Today.

   

We were pleased to welcome several of our business supporters and business club members. We are sharing a big thank you to The Cornwall Bakery for donating a delicious hamper to our stand, which was a great boost to encourage people to sign up to our growing audience of newsletter readers.

It was also fantastic to catch up with Carly and Sam from the Duchy of Cornwall team, who are supporting the Nansledan development which will add an additional 24 homes to our services. We also were able to thank NFU Mutual Truro in a cheque presentation for their generous donation of £6,509, which will make a big impact within our services. It was also great to meet with Craig from Boosters, who have kindly chosen us as their Charity of the Year and are a great supporter of our work.

     

Wish Tree

The focal point of our stand was our ‘wish tree’, in which we asked people to share their wishes for a future without homelessness in Cornwall. The yellow tags were wishes from our clients, and the others were from visitors from our stall. Thank you to Bolghen Tree Nursery for kindly donating the tree to us. 

It was a great way to engage in conversations around the wishes and how this reflects the needs and aspirations of those with homes, and those without.

The tree will be planted at one of our house for our clients to enjoy. 

   

    

Thanks to everyone who visited us to say hello, engaged in conversations around our work and shared their own experiences with our team.