Gems commits to climate fundraiser


Helping to tackle climate change in the county, luxury holiday lettings company Cornish Gems has pledged its support to the ‘Love Where You Are campaign’ alongside Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder.

The campaign is funding low carbon and nature recovery projects in Cornwall’s fight against climate and ecological emergencies.

In place of its annual Gems Charity of The Year initiative – which has raised over £22k for local good causes since 2018 – this year Cornish Gems is committing entirely to the Love Where You Are campaign.

Funds raised will go towards the Cornwall Climate and Nature Fund to support green community projects – such as increasing access to electric bikes and solar panels, tree planting and the creation of accessible community green spaces such as allotments and woodlands.

Emma Fashokun, Cornish Gems’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) manager, said: “We’re so excited to support this amazing initiative from Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder.

“As an independent, local company embarking on our B Corp journey this year it’s particularly gratifying to be able to raise funds and awareness for climate and nature-based projects in communities across Cornwall.”

Dawn Bébe, Crowdfunder co-founder and director, added: “We’re delighted that Cornish Gems and their customers will be supporting our Love Where You Are campaign that aims to support projects that are taking action against climate change and protecting the natural environment of Cornwall.

“Crowdfunder exists to tackle society’s challenges by making ideas happen and, as Crowdfunder is headquartered in Cornwall, this is one campaign we’re keen to see everyone who loves Cornwall support.”