Last week we helped Mustard Seed Property (MSP) launch a community share offer, which seeks to raise funds to develop additional housing that will provide urgent support for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities in Cornwall.
The latest share offer follows the first successful raise of £300,000 in 2007, which enabled MSP to buy an old bed and breakfast property, which positively changed the lives of five families. Ten years on, this property has been through a number of iterations and is now used by their charity partner, St. Petroc’s, as a supported house for formerly homeless individuals. Another share offer was launched in 2018, raising another £350,000 enabling MSP to buy an additional property in Redruth.
MSP are now seeking to raise a further £600,000 from individuals and organisations to convert the recently purchased second property in Redruth (into 3 flats plus 3 studios, with an additional shared communal space) as well as to purchase a third property to help even more vulnerable adults across Cornwall.
Since 2007, over 40 vulnerable adults have been helped by MSP, who would otherwise be in homelessness hostels, other unsuitable housing or even in some cases rough sleeping. The positive impact this has on those around them is also considerable, whether as respite for parents coping with grown-up children with learning disabilities or for the friends and families of those who would otherwise be in desperate need.
If possible can I please ask if you could help us in communicating the share offer within your Parish, by for example placing a link to the share offer https://www.ethex.org.uk/mustardseed2020 on your Parish website, or letting me know if there is a Parish newsletter or noticeboard where we could potentially place an advert or write an article about the work MSP does in Cornwall.
We appreciate how busy you are and the difficult times we are in, but any help you can give in spreading the word within your Parish would be greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions concerning MSP or the work that they do, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org