Cornish charities benefit from Culdrose generosity
A scheme to raise money for local charities has benefited from the generosity of Military personnel and Civilian workers at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose with a creative idea for donating.
The RNAS Culdrose “BRING A £1 TO WORK DAY” idea for raising money was advertised on Pirate FM, a local Radio Station. Tracey Lunt immediately thought that it would be great for the members in her hangar and offices to join in. After speaking to other teams, it soon became clear that the original catchment area could really grow. As word spread, other organisations based on the airfield soon added their coins to this charitable initiative.
All the money raised will go toward the “Pirate Trust”, the charity arm of Pirate FM. They raise money and give grants to support projects, individuals and organisations across Cornwall and are proud that every single penny from the trust goes towards local projects and people.
Tracey, who has worked at the Fleet Air Arm Cornish air station for over 10 years, is currently part of the Merlin Support Facility, which oversees repair and engineering support for the entire Merlin Fleet within the MOD. “I’d thought about ways to raise money in the past and this seemed like a fun and rewarding way to help Cornwall as a whole”, said Tracey. “I was really surprised at the level of response I had from everyone and overwhelmed that we could raise such a fantastic amount of money for a great charity that might one day help someone we know”
Since 1992, The Pirate Trust has raised over half a million pounds, supporting causes in Cornwall providing a helping hand when people need it and changing lives. Donations have helped towards buying bikes and equipment for individuals with special needs to assisting groups like the sea cadets or schools purchase a safety boat and refurbish a sensory room.
In all RNAS Culdrose’s “BRING A £1 TO WORK DAY” raised £150. Tracey added “The response was tremendous from everywhere; Culdrose people really dug deep”.