A charity that preserves and strengthens Cornwall’s unique heritage is announcing the success of a new initiative, thanks to help from its “Friends”.

Cornwall Heritage Trust introduced a new way for businesses to support the charity at the end of last year – called “Heritage Friends”. The scheme has been met with a great deal of interest from the business community and Cornwall Heritage Trust is delighted to announce the support of several Heritage Friends already.

Joining the scheme are

  • John Fowler Holidays – with parks across Cornwall,
  • Brewin Dolphin -based in Truro,
  • St Justin – based in Penzance, and
  • Cornish Horizons – with cottages throughout Cornwall.

Cathy Woolcock, CEO of Cornwall Heritage Trust explains: “Cornwall Heritage Trust’s new corporate scheme provides an opportunity for businesses to reach our charity’s audiences in mutually beneficial ways – bringing excellent marketing returns for the business, whilst helping to raise funds for our work. We have three levels of “Heritage Friends” starting with “Pri”, which means “Clay” in Cornish, at £200. By starting at £200, we hope that the opportunity to work with us will be accessible to most businesses.

Cathy continued, “We are extremely grateful to our first Heritage Friends – John Fowler Holidays, Brewin Dolphin, St Justin and Cornish Horizons. We are proud to have their support to preserve and strengthen Cornwall’s unique heritage.”

from left to right, Kevin and Carenza Waite of John Fowler Holiday’s St Ives Holiday Village with Cathy Woolcock, CEO of Cornwall Heritage Trust presenting their Heritage Friends certificate.

From left to right, Kevin and Carenza Waite of John Fowler Holiday’s St Ives Holiday Village with Cathy Woolcock, CEO of Cornwall Heritage Trust presenting their Heritage Friends certificate.


Jen Tucker, Marketing Executive for John Fowler Holidays said: “We are delighted to support the Cornwall Heritage Trust. It is very fitting for us as we already promote Cornwall Heritage Trust’s sites to our guests and many visit these sites when they stay with us. We are proud to help preserve these, alongside being able to support all of the other work that the Cornish Heritage Trust does – from providing school transport grants for trips to places of heritage interest, through to granting bursaries for heritage projects in the Duchy”.

Kevin Waite, Parks Manager for John Fowler Holiday’s St Ives Holiday Village said: “I am proud that we are supporting Cornwall Heritage Trust. Living and working in Cornwall, I am pleased to be able to support our local community. We have so many beautiful places to visit here and a great deal of heritage. A partnership between John Fowler Holidays and Cornwall Heritage Trust will help us to share this.”

Operating from the Krowji in Redruth, Cornwall Heritage Trust was founded in 1985 and owns and manages 11 of the most iconic heritage sites throughout Cornwall – from Lands End to Liskeard, on the north and south coasts, working closely with local communities, Natural England and English Heritage.

Community engagement and education projects are important to the charity, funding Transport Grants for over 14,000 local school children to explore their local heritage through school tips to historic sites.

Cornwall Heritage Trust works closely with organisations such as English Heritage, Natural England and Historic England who promote and preserve heritage in Cornwall, and supports others through bursaries for projects which have included the Hireth Play written by Edward Rowe, Geevor Gala Day, helping to save The Garstin Archive and the refurbishment of Treffry gig.

The charity’s work reaches across Cornwall and beyond, with thousands of people following and supporting Cornwall Heritage Trust, who feel passionately about what they do.

A partnership with Cornwall Heritage Trust will enable a business to access these audiences, whilst ensuring that their brand is associated with preserving and strengthening Cornwall’s Heritage.

Cornwall Heritage Trust is inviting businesses to contact them to find out more about their opportunities, and so that the charity can understand the business’s audiences and what they would like to achieve from a partnership.

Contact Cathy Woolcock, CEO of Cornwall Heritage Trust on cathy@cornwallheritagetrust.org or 01209 707 008.

For more information, visit www.cornwallheritagetrust.org or view them on social media.