What does Cornwall mean to you? #IamCornwall is a social media campaign to support our alternative G7 summit in June. We’re gathering stories from all communities in Cornwall, to help make all voices heard. We would like a submission from YOU! Please start with #IamCornwall and tell us what that means to you. We will add the hashtag, so all we ask of you is to please send a clip no longer than 30 seconds and filmed in landscape mode to comms@cornwallvsf.org or WhatsApp it to 07990633615

As an incentive to motivate your staff and volunteers, we have created a suggested list of rewards. We want as many voices as possible.

Co-creating Cornwall’s Future update

Co-creating Cornwall’s Future is an online summit set to coincide with the G7 summit in June. This event is focused on nurturing and seeding ideas from all of Cornwall’s residents: children, young people and adults from a range of communities. It is a collaborative piece to engage hearts and minds of those connected to Cornwall.

While this event focuses on Cornwall, it too seeks to demonstrate some of the creative ways in which organisations and communities have worked together to improve things for those facing disadvantages.

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum has been seeking your views, garnering unrivalled pro-bono support from a list of like-minded, altruistic individuals and liaising with the community to represent stories of those wonderful people holding our communities together.

New speakers collaborating

The team is delighted to announce two new speakers for the event, to add to those we have already told you about.

Cassie Robinson

Cassie is Deputy Director of Funding Strategy at The National Lottery Community Fund where she’s responsible for Innovation, Policy and Practice, and is also Co-founder of the Point People. Cassie’s career hasn’t taken a traditional linear route. She prefers to live in more liminal spaces, and she’s taken on roles and projects that span the whole ecosystem of social change. From these places her passion is centred on connecting new thinking and practice, weaving together networks and growing relationships, always with the goal of justice – a more equitable and regenerative society. Cassie sees narrative and culture as an integral part of social change.

Hazel Stuteley

In 1995, Hazel founded the multi-award winning Beacon Project, reversing the decline of a deeply disadvantaged community in Falmouth Cornwall. This co-creation with the residents of the area became a national & international flagship of Community Renewal in the 90’s, which had the ripple effect that inspired a national social movement of community-led Health Creation. In 2001 Hazel was appointed O.B.E. for services to the community of Falmouth. In 2013 the Health Service Journal listed her within the top 20 most influential and innovative NHS clinical leaders in the country.

Hazel’s current role is Chair of C2 National Network of Connected Communities, achieving charitable status 2016.