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Friday, 14 August 2020

Our new migration map

Searching the world for work .... Our new map for schools, community groups and churches is ready to go.  The very first place that it's on display is at St Mary's Church, Penzance. This church already had a map there encouraging visitors to mark their countries of origin with a pin.

Our new map takes things a step further. Each continent presents the story of a Cornishman who left home and travelled there in the hope of finding work. 

Why? To show that we are all on the move and have been throughout history.  Migration is not a recent phenomenon.

This is part of our project I PACKED THIS MYSELF with Cornwall Council and the Diocese of Truro. It's aimed at increasing understanding of people from overseas who play a vital role in the Cornish economy.

Here Keno Toriello, the Chilean-born administrator at St Mary's, helps to put up the map there. Keno has been working with us on the project for the past 12 months.


Thursday, 13 August 2020

Young Trustees Movement Champion

Every small charity depends on the dynamism of its Trustees and we're lucky to have Leonora Rae on the team at Bridging Arts.

Leonora, who works in Charity Business Development at EdenTree Investment Management, joined the Board last year and has brought her insights and experience of the sector to our meetings.

Leonora is also a Trustee of St Andrew's Society. Here's an article about what inspired her and how she finds the experience of being a Trustee - why she enjoys it and what she wishes she knew when she started.