Crowdfunder is the platform for raising funds for ideas that matter, and this can be done by donations, rewards or community shares. Westcountry Fruit Sales ltd. teamed up with Crowdfunder, Cornwall Live and Devon live to donate £6,000 towards crowdfunders that aim to benefit their local community.

Beach Guardian 

Created to tackle the issue of plastics on our beaches the Beach Guardian will engage with over 1,000 volunteers of all ages in their first 12 months. The plastics collected from local beaches are used to deliver educational activities and other events. Empowering everyone with the knowledge of the effects that single use plastic have on our environment.

Beach Guardian co-ordinate voluntary beach cleans in Cornwall; sort, record and reuse plastics for educational activities. On 9th Jun 2018 successfully raised £9,108.

The Final Straw

The Final Straw is encouraging others to give up single use plastic straws and help keep Cornwall beaches beautiful. 12 Million tonnes of plastic is entering our oceans every year – that’s a rubbish truck full every minute. Plastic straws are incredibly polluting and are now one of the top five items found on beaches worldwide.

Final Straw Cornwall aims to make our beautiful home free of single use plastic straws in the next two years. On 6th Jun 2018 successfully raised £3,480.

Old Bakery Studios

Old Bakery Studios in Truro is a creative venture that includes artist and business studios within a renovation of an historic local site on the river. Currently in need of preservation, care to the riverside face of the building and ground work to improve accessibility.

Accessibility project for a new independent fringe arts venue in central Truro. On 27th June 2018 successfully raised £2,717.

Finnsarmy

Sadly many of the waiting rooms in hospital sin Cornwall are underfunded and lack facilities and Finnsarmy know how important it is that kids are kept happy. Currently working on their first waiting room at Camborne Redruth (Barncoose) hospital, they want to continue their work at Treliske.

Finnsarmy transform waiting areas at hospitals, to make waiting happier, easier and more fun for poorly kids and their parents. On 9th Jun 2018 successfully raised £3,195.

Keep Cornwall Fed

A catering company who aim to reduce food waste and prevent food poverty in Cornwall. Profits have provided over 4,500 meals to people living in good poverty. Their chefs are also passing on cooking skills to the next generation, teaching them about healthy eating and giving them kitchen skills which will benefit them throughout their life.

Keep Cornwall Fed aim to reduce food waste and prevent food poverty in Cornwall. On 8th Jun 2018 successfully raised £2,116.

Organic Arts

An educational charity on a working organic farm on the outskirts of Exeter. The organicArts focus on recovery through meaningful outdoor and creative activities for anyone who needs their service including people who have multiple disadvantages. They aim to raise donations to renovate a barn and offer indoor activities when they are restricted by weather conditions. They have plans to facilitate the barn with equipment such as a weaving loom and a printing press.

Organic Arts aim to provide a dry space for creative activities and on 2nd October 2018 successfully raised £8.000.

Lost Words 

In recognition of the beneficial impact of Macfarlane and Morris’ iconic book, The Lost Words aim to supply a copy of the text in every primary school across the county.

The book takes twenty of the words that have been falling out of use amongst children – such as adder, kingfisher and bramble – and brings them back to life, through the magical paintings of Jackie Morris and the ‘spell poems’ of Robert Macfarlane

On 10th May 2018 Lost Words successfully raised £4,001.

Our roots as a fresh produce wholesaler in Cornwall go back as far as 1856 – read more here.
Westcountry Fruit Sales Ltd grow, source and curate the widest range of inspiring products – read more here.
We are very conscious of our potential to impact positively on the communities in Cornwall and Devon – read more here.