Last month’s Cornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden Project raised an all-time high of £73k for the Cornwall Community Foundation, smashing fundraising records since the event began 30 years ago.
The funds will go towards helping Cornwall’s struggling communities and making a grassroots difference across the county.
“Our team of volunteers has delivered a huge result for Cornwall,” said Kate Holborow, co-chair of the organising committee.
“Little did my mother, Lady Mary Holborow, know when she organised the first fair 30 years ago in her own home at Ladock, that the event would grow into a twinkly spectacle of this size. Over the years the fair has now raised in excess of £853,500 for Cornwall’s charities.”
Tamas Haydu, chief executive of the Cornwall Community Foundation, added: “It is an absolute honour to have the support of the Cornwall Christmas Fair and to benefit from the proceeds – what an amazing fundraising figure.
“It is remarkable how successfully the organising committee have revitalised the fair as we recover from Covid and the funds raised will go a long way in helping local communities and disadvantaged individuals. Thank you to everyone involved.”