The Garfield Weston Foundation have awarded CLEAR a one year grant of £15,000 to help with core costs of running the charity

The Garfield Weston Foundation, established in 1958, is a family-founded, grant-making charity which supports causes across the UK and gave over £88million last year. It has donated well over £1billion to charities since it was established. It has a a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities for people in need, and in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors.

Sue Brown, CLEAR Chair of Trustees said: “A big thank you to the Garfield Weston Foundation – the last year has proved very challenging in terms of fund raising and this grant really helps. This announcement comes at an important time for the charity – we regularly have demand that exceeds our resources but as we move to relaxing from the Covid related lockdown this demand is growing even higher. This support from the Garfield Weston Foundation will help us with the core costs of the charity that underpin our support for children and adults healing from abuse or other emotional trauma.”

More information about the Garfield Weston Foundation can be found here. https://garfieldweston.org/

Inside Out spent the last week of May at the Morrab Surgery in Penzance. The project’s participants created a community garden, from an over-grown and unused outside space, for the users of the surgery. And created a scene of tranquillity, from what had previously been an eye-sore, for neighbouring properties.

Craig Little, from project partner Rebuild Southwest, said: “The space is now ready for use by the surgery, its staff and patients – a great gang of people to work with from the project and a fab result for the community.”


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Inside Out is focussed on West Cornwall and supports people who are not working. Inside Out is reaching out to people whose mental health and emotional wellbeing has taken a knock during the pandemic and help them to get back on track and into training and work.

Inside Out is funded by the European Social Fund (through Community Led Local Development managed by Cornwall Development Company), Cornwall Council and the project partners themselves.

Led by local charity CLEAR, alongside Rebuild Southwest, Inside Out provides provide a mix of online (Inside) and community based (Out) support and activities to help people feel safe about reconnecting with their community, rebuild confidence, motivation and emotional resilience, and provide routes into work and training. It is unique in that it combines trauma-informed therapeutic approaches with practical, enjoyable, community-based activities, such as the re-vamp of the community space at Morrab. The CHAOS Group also supports the project through vocational training and volunteer placements.

More information about Inside Out is available here and if you or your friends or family would like to join the project call Chris on 07737128375 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

NCI Technologies, providers of IT support for businesses and schools, has recently fundraised £100 for the local Cornish charity CLEAR through the sale of preloved computer screens.

CLEAR offer care and support for people of all ages who have been impacted by abuse and other emotional trauma. They are currently raising funds through a crowdfunding campaign to introduce a Peer Support Programme into Cornish schools. It is hoped that this will help children and young people to build positive relationships and emotional resilience. CLEAR hopes to raise £1500 in funding by 16th June so the project can go ahead. NCI Technologies hopes that their donation is a step in the right direction to make such an important project a reality.

Carolyn Webster, CEO of CLEAR expressed her delight with the support received from NCI Technologies and the benefit their donation will bring:
“We are delighted that our IT partners, NCI, have supported our crowdfunding campaign so generously, we are edging ever-closer to our funding target with just 21 days left to campaign! Although very different, both NCI and CLEAR do really important work in Cornish schools, so it is fitting that this donation will help to set up Peer Support Programmes in schools, giving young people the skills, knowledge and back-up to help others who may be experiencing difficulties.”

James Scott, Sales Manager at NCI Technologies commented:
“The team at NCI are thrilled that we could provide a contribution towards such a valuable project from funds raised by giving computer equipment a second life. We look forward to hearing about the benefits of CLEAR’s Peer Support Programme once in action”

If you would like to support CLEAR’s Crowdfund campaign with Aviva Community Fund, donations can be made here. The page also details more on what CLEAR’s Peer Support Programme will cover if fundraising is successful. In return for your support there are a range of rewards on offer, including training for your business and well-being goody-bags.

As a thank you for their donation CLEAR will be running a ‘Wellbeing at Work’ webinar for the team at NCI Technologies which will cover caring for self and others in the workplace.

[Pictured: Sue Brown (Chair of Trustees, CLEAR) and James Scott (Sales Manager, NCI Technologies)]

CLEAR is delighted to announce that the Penzance fitness studio Inverted Fitness have selected them as their charity of the year.

Natalie Jose, of Inverted Fitness said: “CLEAR and Inverted Fitness are such a great fit – we are both actively supporting our local communities. We offer fitness classes that are suitable for women and girls any shape, size and ability – including providing a supported environment for women and girls who have been affected by abuse. And CLEAR support people young and old, including children, with counselling and therapy who have been impacted by abuse and other an emotional trauma. It is great that we can do our bit to help them keep up their great work and look forward to working with over the coming year.”

Maria Adams, CLEAR Training and Development Lead said: "It has been wonderful to meet Natalie from Inverted Fitness - what an inspirational person she is, with so many plans for generating support for people impacted by abuse and emotional trauma. It is a privilege to be their charity of the year."

Carolyn Webster, CEO of CLEAR said: “Thank you Inverted Fitness – we are very proud to have been made your Charity of the year. This announcement comes at an important time for the charity – we regularly have demand that exceeds our resources but as we move to relaxing from the Covid related lockdown this demand is growing even higher. Support from Inverted Fitness will help us help more children and adults heal from abuse or other emotional trauma.”

Inverted Fitness classes are designed to help people keep active, tone up, work on those fitness goals and de-stress by leaning to fly, dangle upside down or jump and dance around. They are based at studios in Penzance.

For more information about Fitness visit www.invertedfitness.co.uk

 

CLEAR has teamed up with the Aviva Community Fund and Crowdfunder to raise funds that would make a real difference – by training groups of young people to become Peer Supporters in their schools, helping other young people by being a listening ear and a go-to for support.

Carolyn Webster, Chief Executive of CLEAR, said: “We think that one of the best ways to build an inclusive, respectful and supportive culture is to help schools to help themselves. We've developed a pretty awesome Peer Support Programme that will train groups of young people to become Peer Supporters in their schools. Sometimes it's easier to share feelings with someone who is more like you, and Peer Support is a great way to do this.

“Even better, Peer Supporters will gain accredited qualifications and skills that will be useful for life. They will be helping themselves, helping others and helping to create sustainable change.

“The Aviva Crowdfunder is a great opportunity to for us to raise funds to help children through these challenging times.”

We know that many children have been adversely affected by the restrictions arising from Covid-19. Whether that is increased risk of abuse to themselves, exposure to domestic abuse of family members; anxiety about parents or family members at risk because they are key workers; or trauma arising from separation and loss. Now more than ever, there is a need to help children and young people to build resilience and to know how and where to get help.

At CLEAR we have a great team of therapists who are specifically trained to help children and young people aged 0-18. We have over 12 years’ experience of working with children and our service is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means we meet high standards of clinical practice, safeguarding and good governance. We are the only accredited children's therapy service in Cornwall and one of only 3 in the South West.

As part of the campaign we are offering some fabulous and unique rewards. Click here to contribute to make a difference for children and young people in Cornwall - www.crowdfunder.co.uk/clear4schools 

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