Funding boost for First Light


A charity supporting people in Cornwall and Devon who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence has received a cash boost from a local housebuilder.

First Light has secured a £1k donation from Persimmon Homes Cornwall and West Devon.

The organisation helps thousands of adults and children in the south west every year to lead safer lives, free from violence and abuse.

It recently moved premises and the funding will help kit out the office and ensure more helpline workers are at the end of the line when someone seeks support.

Service manager, Mel Francis, said: “Our new office space is lovely, compared to the mis-matched furniture, faded carpets and scruffy walls in Truro. It’s a much nicer space to undertake our challenging work in.

“However, it’s the value of bringing together the teams that should not be underestimated.

“It will not only mean better communication and joint working between teams, but victims of both domestic abuse and sexual violence will benefit from seamless support throughout our various services and our partners.

“Thank you very much Persimmon Homes Cornwall for your kind donation.”