We Made It!!!
BF Adventure have completed their #bigkitchenbuild in time for the Children’s Christmas dinners! Incredibly the kitchen was built on time and without any cost to the Charity, leaving precious funds to help more disabled, disadvantaged and neglected young people and adults in Cornwall.
Last Thursday BF Adventure celebrated the completion of the kitchen build project and opened their doors to all the contractors, businesses and volunteers that have supported the project. It has taken just 5 months from the first shovel in the ground to being signed off by building control. The project came in on time and within budget, which in its self is quite an achievement without the added pressure of being a Charity and having no funds for the build. Adrian Richards CEO ‘We were incredibly lucky to have had such a great project team that constantly pushed the build forward. The team were mostly volunteers and between them had many contacts, friends and family that kindly got involved. The generosity from local businesses, fundraisers and volunteers was outstanding, we could not have done this without their support.’ Cheques were presented throughout the afternoon from Rotary Club of Penryn, Screwfix Foundation and David Rogers from Santander Bank and BF Adventure Trustee, brought a large cheque for the occasion.
The kitchen was officially opened with the unveiling of a huge plaque, designed by Susie Bell from f-12 book design, with the names of every person and business involved in the project. Helford Hog roast were in attendance and donated a Hog Roast for the occasion and our Finance Manager Simon got his Mum to design and bake an amazing cake shaped as the kitchen, it even had solar panels on the roof! Two of the Charities long standing clients rose to the occasion and did the honors of unveiling the plaque. The parent of one of the young people wrote to us after the event: ‘Thanks for today, J rose to the challenge better than I thought he would, he was so pleased with himself he hasn’t stopped talking about it!!! All the effort that BF and especially Tony have put in to helping J while he has been at BF are definitely paying off!!! He kept saying I can’t believe I did that!!! I am glad I could be a part of it, thanks again.’
The Charity formerly known as Bishop’s Forum, is celebrating its 25th year this year and helps hundreds of disadvantaged and disabled children and adults in Cornwall to believe in themselves and gain the skills and accreditations to succeed at school or to find employment. In total the centre runs more than 8,000 activity sessions for over 3,000 individuals annually. With the addition of the new kitchen building BF Adventure not only have the ability to run more focused Skills for Life programs, but have an incredible space for Birthday Parties, Stag and Hen parties and Corporate Events, enabling the Charity to generate more income to help more young people in Cornwall.