Charity looks to crowdfunding



A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to establish a base in Cornwall to support children and young people who have been abused.

Truro-based charity, CLEAR Cornwall, has launched the campaign to set up a centre where young people who have experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse can access support.

Chief executive, Simon Carpenter, said: “People do not feel comfortable in facing up to issues of child abuse and child sexual exploitation in Cornwall, but there are many young people here who need a place they can trust and where they can get the support and nurture that they need.”

CLEAR has already helped over 1,000 young people in Cornwall through a range of therapeutic services. Currently these are delivered in school, medical and office-based settings.

Carpenter added: “In other parts of the country there are centres that offer an inspirational and nurturing environment where young people who have experienced abusive relationships can flourish.

“A place where they feel safe, somewhere they can positively engage with and where they can begin to rebuild their futures. We have a fantastic group, CLEAR ideas, made up of young people who help us to shape our services. This is something that they have told us is needed – loud and clear!”

In total, the charity aims to raise £400k to develop the centre through its #CLEARbase campaign which kicks off with a crowdfunding campaign through Crowdfunder UK to raise the first £10k.

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