Stithians Playing Equipment Appeal Fund
Another generous donation from a member of the public has recently taken the fund raising appeal to close to 50% of the target of £10,000 we hope to raise.
Please read on to see how all this money has been raised.
Stithians Parish Council (SPC) are Trustees and the guardians of the playing field. We have been working towards major improvements to the playing facilities for all age groups.
Recently we have undertaken the following improvements:-
All new the toddler play area
Super zip wire
Installed a pair of youth goal posts to enable youth football to be played on the field
We are now looking at alternative ways of funding the future projects, which will include further new play equipment and an adult gym.
SPC has launched an appeal for donations to help fund these exciting projects for the benefit of our young and not so young people. Our target is to raise £10,000 whilst we look for match funding or other grants which may be available. We are happy to accept donations from businesses who will be fully acknowledged on this page.
We also welcome donations from groups or individuals in the community or even proceeds from organised events.
How can you help?
Donations can be made by :-
Cheques payable to Stithians Parish Council
By bank transfer to SPC Sort Code 30-97-00 Acct No 00216766
Cash donations to any Parish Councillors
We welcome all donations from businesses, groups or individuals in the community.
An anonymous donor has purchased and donated a set of youth goal posts and we wasted no time in getting them installed. Will Thomas kindly erected the very posh looking goal posts and children were kicking balls through them before he had finished work. As you can see they are very popular with the children. There are nets available if groups want to organise formal competitions etc.
The new toddler's play area is complete and being used with enthusism by the toddlers of the Parish. There was an official opening by children from the school in April 2019.
The new zip wire is proving very popular since it was opened in the summer.
Help us hit the target for our children
HOW IS THE APPEAL PROGRESSING?
In addition to the kind donation of the goal posts, we have received contributions amounting to £4,745 so far.
In addition to business donations, various fund raising events several local people have made generous donations to the fund. See below for details of the great fundraising efforts to date.
If you are considering running an event please let us know what type of event you are planning and when. We can then help you publicise the event in a number of ways. Contact Phil on 07591143621 or email
We also welcome donations or pledges from local businesses. If you run a local business and are able to help in someway we can promise you a lot of exposure in future communications.
How good are you at raising money for good causes?
The latest donation to the appeal has come from the WI Patchwork Group who created a beautiful quilt with a very ducky theme. After many hours of detailed work the beautiful quilt was created and the group decide to raffle it with the help of local shops. Many tickets were sold. The lucky winner drawn at random was Kim Hill who was delighted at receiving the quilt. Overall the group raised £130 which was presented to Phil Blease at the Patchwork Group meeting on 25th September 2019.
We received a very generous donation by a local business based in Helston. The business is Raison Opticians,the owners of the business live in the parish and this is not the first time the business has made generous donations to fund raising events in Stithians. The Parish Council is very appreciative of this support. www.raisonopticians.co.uk
The TODDLERS have decided to help raise funds towards the playing field improvements.
The Stithians Baby & Toddler Group run the market cafe and have donated half the money raised towards our appeal. On Friday 3rd May they presented a cheque for £82.25 to Phil Blease, Chairman of Stithians Parish Council.
Phil Blease receiving the cheque from Stithians Baby & Toddler Group after being painted up for the "Helping Hand" poster created by the little ones (and one big one).
A big thankyou for all the people who helped raise the funds.
The second toddler contribution was an amazing £524 raised by a local child minder Jenny Nuciforo who took part in a sponsored toddle with the Falmouth district childminders and all their children. The children along with their childminders walked a mile around Kimberly park, finishing with a picnic in the park. Jenny collected money from the childminders and also lots of the parents in the village.
The Parish Council is very appreciative of this support. Well done Jenny.
Jenny Nuciforo, Child Minder 07919374144 or
GOOD OLD COLLECTION BUCKETS RAISE £700
On Monday 15th July 2019 Stithians Parish Councillors arranged a retiring collect at Stithians Show. We were joined by community volunteers to collect money as people left the Show. A logistic nightmare as there are 3 gates to cover all afternoon in the blazing sun.
Was it worth it?
It certainly was as we raised £700 in loose change. We also received an old shilling, 2.5 euros, 5 US cents and a kroner. Anyone going on holiday soon give us a call.
We would like to thank Stithians Show committee for granting permission for the collection. Also in addition to all the councillors that took part we must thank our band of community volunteers without whom the collection would not have been nearly as successful. The volunteers included Alice West, Cath Hearne, Charlie, Will & Kimberley Jones, Anthea Colgate, Jane LePage, Nike & Lou Hayden, Judie & Geoff Street, Luci Isaacson. Many of these volunteers also involved their children in the collection and we would like to thank them also.
Every penny raised by this appeal will be spent on improvements in the playing field for the benefit of the residents of the Parish.
Please give generously
Help us shape Stithians future