Holiday home company Cornish Gems has presented the Cornwall Wildlife Trust with a donation of £5.7k.

Cornish Gems chose the Cornwall Wildlife Trust as its 2020 charity of the year, hosting fundraising initiatives and encouraging guests to support the vital work of the trust.

Co-founder, Julianne Shelton, said: “Our team so appreciates the vital conservation work the Cornwall Wildlife Trust undertakes and we’re so thankful to our owners, suppliers, business partners and our generous guests who’ve passionately supported our fundraising.

“Never more than during the adversities of 2020, have we appreciated the joy of being surrounded by Cornwall’s beautiful natural landscape. We feel it’s our responsibility both as a Cornish tourism business and as local people to help protect and preserve Cornwall’s wildlife, on land and at sea, for ourselves and future generations.”

Cornish Gems has raised more than £14k for local charities since starting the initiative in 2016. This year its fund-raising efforts will benefit Surfers Against Sewage.