Cornwall is home to many of the UK’s most-loved beauty spots, but with increased footfall and the threat of climate change, many of these spots need our help. This is why we’ve launched the #LoveWhereYouAre fund with Cornwall Council!
Funded entirely by public donations, the #LoveWhereYouAre fund will support projects which are working towards a carbon neutral Cornwall. How? Well, members of the public can visit crowdfunder.co.uk/lovewhereyouare and donate to the fund directly. The money raised through this initiative will then be given to eligible crowdfunding projects in the area which are tackling climate change.
To promote the fund and our important mission, QR codes are popping up in famous locations across the county, including Lusty Glaze beach and Sennan Cove, Whitsand Bay, The Camel Trail at Padstow and more. Local businesses can also download posters to put in their shop windows so the wider community can get involved, too!
In an article released to the Telegraph on Sunday, Crowdfunder’s co-founder, Dawn Bebe, said, “There will be beauty spots that will be busier than they ever have been and there is a legitimate concern among the local population that the pressure will be too much for certain beaches and greenfield sites.”
She continued, “This will enable the people visiting these places to support them in a really nice way and to protect and preserve the environment.”
The article, written by Mike Wright, also details the story of Claire Wallerstein who is crowdfunding to create Cornwall’s Climate Stories, a series of documentaries on how climate change is impacting the county and its wildlife. These documentaries will be shown in schools and at community viewings and she hopes they will encourage more people to get involved in conservation projects.
“The 51-year-old said she was initially inspired to take action after seeing her children playing on increasingly plastic infested beaches in the area. She has since started the Rame Peninsula Beach Care conservation group.”
Dawn also spoke to Julie Skentelbery from BBC Cornwall on 26 July about this innovative fund, saying, “There’s over five million visitors set to visit Cornwall over the next two months and we wanted to enable them to give back to the places that they visit this summer and, in doing so, help tackle climate change.”
You can listen to the full interview
If you’re based in Cornwall, make sure to share the love by donating to the fund or putting up our posters in your window! Together we can fight climate change and support Cornwall’s most-loved beauty spots.