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2016 Reflections Update

At the AGM Vicky Allen resigned as a trustee. Lucy de Sola Pinto was appointed trustee. Lucy attended Mullion School and has a degree in Geography and Earth Systems from the University Campus at Penryn.

Having completed projects in hand, the trustees took time to reassess the role LOT may have in the community and how it should respond to any identified needs. They acknowledged that rural isolation could be felt very keenly by young people with extra needs. A decision was taken to appoint Vicky Allen, an experienced graduate youth worker, to coordinate projects. Vicky was employed for one day a week from September to pilot potential future projects. Due to the previous success of her Disability Awareness assemblies, this theme was the starting point.


Design for Sensory Garden

Thanks to a grant from an individual, Vicky started engaging with children to design and produce a Sensory Garden; the support from local volunteers and school has been such that it was decided to develop this garden project further and create at least two others on the Lizard.

Mullion Golf Club again generously hosted a Golf Day Competition, which raised funds for the upkeep of our Sunshine Coach. The 20th Golf Day will take place on Monday 29th May 2017. This will in all probability be our last Golf Day because LOT transferred the ownership of the minibus to Landewednack School in January 2017; the minibus will continue to be used for the benefit of young people on the Lizard, but LOT found that the charity’s need to run a minibus had diminished.



2015 Reflections Update

At the AGM, Tom Jane, a founder trustee resigned after 18 years with LOT (or, half his life as Tom pointed out!) Over the years, Tom has supported and led the charity in so many ways - as secretary, treasurer, bid writer, participant in activities, organiser of activities. He ensured that all our policies and procedures were kept up to date. He has been a first class, supportive trustee, a true ambassador for LOT and constant supporter of young people on the Lizard. His legacy is enormous.

LOT has attended very helpful, local seminars and events throughout the year. In December Trelowarren Retreat invited Vicky (trustee) to read one of the lessons at their Christmas Carol Service. We are very appreciative of the professional advice, information and support available to us on the Lizard.

The trustees decided to take six months for reflection and reassessment of the role and relevance of LOT within its community. LOT was firstly registered as a charity in 1998, having been a voluntary organisation in the previous year. No projects were therefore planned for the six month period which began at the beginning of August. At their meeting in late January, the trustees started to chart the way forward.

The LEAP project ended at the end of July. Read more



2014 Reflections Update

In 2014 we continued projects and embarked upon a pilot.
In 2013 we celebrated our seventh and final year of the City & Sea Exchange, and then surprise! Tower Hamlets sponsored a residential on the Lizard for some of their young people. Read more

Children in Need continued their grant to us, enabling extra support and experience through activities to secondary school children with special needs on the Lizard. Read more

Mullion Golf Club again generously offered the course for a day in order to raise funds for the running of our Variety Sunshine Coach. This day was also supported by very generous personal donations. The Thames Vale Vultures, who volunteer with Variety, again sent us a large box of Easter Eggs. Read more

Thanks to a personal sponsor we were able to pilot Project Rex. This project's aim was to provide families with child psychological education through comedy community theatre. Read more The project was undertaken by Dr. Emily Jane of Useful Psychology. Read more The project was so well received by practising professionals, that they will now develop this pilot.



2013 Reflections Update

We knew at the beginning of the year that during 2013 all four trustees would have particularly heavy personal commitments, leaving reduced time available to volunteer with LOT. We took the decision to continue with the projects in hand, but to postpone new projects until 2014.

Our City & Sea Exchange with Futureversity, Tower Hamlets took place in August this year, avoiding Ramadan which many students feel happier to observe at home.(read more)

In September Leon Wolfe took on the role of LEAP coordinator when Ros became employed full-time with another Cornwall based charity Surf Action. (read more) Also in September Mullion Golf Club again hosted our Annual Golf Day (read more)

Our Sunshine Coach continues to be well used by LOT, local schools and youth organisations. Through Variety we received a box full of Easter eggs to distribute! (read more)

We were able to support Truro Diocese’s Prayer Rooms in Schools training with help from Church & Community Fund We have received a personal donation, which we have considered using to reintroduce the Lizard Youth Theatre; a decision will be taken early in 2014.

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2012 Reflections Update

We feel that this year has been a very useful and happy one. The established projects have progressed very well, and we have at least two new ideas to take into 2013. One new possibility could involve the primaries and the comprehensive.

Newlyn School of Art Pilot project
In partnership with Henry Garfit and Newlyn School of Art www.newlynartschool.co.uk LOT piloted a project with Constantine Primary School. Joher took Kenwyn class (9-10 year olds) to experience working alongside practising artists; it was such a memorable learning experience that, should suitable funding become available, LOT plans to extend the pilot and offer this significant opportunity to all the schools on the Lizard.

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Other new projects were successfully established.

LOT's Leaders was a one-year project which has been completed. (read more)

LEAP is a three year project which will gather momentum in January 2013; we anticipate some very interesting and helpful outcomes from this project. (read more)

City & Sea As always, we had a really great time and made more new friends from Tower Hamlets (read more).

Mullion Golf Club www.mulliongolfclub.co.uk again hosted our charity competition, and has offered us 4th September as the date for 2013 (read more).

There are potentially valuable links between some of these projects and our Young People's Christian Outreach project (read more).



2011 Reflections Update

In January, Lawrence (our gap year student) worked alongside two students from Falmouth University Digital Media Department, Richard Stephens and John Howe, who as part of their course work, offered to capture some of LOT activities on video: working with Jenny they developed this resource into a Blogspot. Read more .

Jenny was able to capture some of the work done by Felix, our Rank Foundation sponsored Community Action Placement. They all formed an excellent team together; the professional, happy approach of the Falmouth students was a credit both to themselves and to their department; we really enjoyed their company and work and we also valued the extra help and input from the GAP and CAP students.

Before Lawrence left in March, thanks to the generosity of the Rank Foundation he was privileged to be offered a fantastic voyage on a Tall Ship. Read more We were thrilled to be able to replace our Variety Club Sunshine Coach in April. Read more

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A new project was completed in the summer - how to mould a surfboard, and then use it! Workshops were conducted in the Lizard and Penryn by the tutor Mark Roberts of Glass Tiger Surfboards.

Before Jenny left in August the activities offered were very varied e.g. photography, beach clean, dance, music, ice skating, surfboard moulding, City & Sea Exchange Read more

In December we received an 'Awards for All' grant to develop a young leaders programme; this will begin in February 2012, alongside the project made possible by a grant from the Church and Community Fund. See Sponsors page.

The autumn preparation for the CCF project was funded by the Archbishops' Council's Mission Fund - Truro Diocese; the outcomes for the new year are already looking very exciting, and news of both these projects will appear on this website.

In addition to projects and activities, the trustees have been reviewing the governance of the charity in depth. In March 2011 LOT achieved Level 2 of the ILCM Capability Model. View certificate. Trustees have also attended various high quality training days and conferences. e.g. IVO's Safeguarding, Cornwall Council's Disability Awareness training, Truro Diocese's Raising our Game 8 training, Rank Foundation and Joseph Rank Trust's funding conference in March; our financial administrator attends at least one training event annually for her work with LOT.

The trustees are thrilled that from February 2012 they will support and be supported by Kate Sherlock, who as a pupil at Mullion School was one of the leaders of LOT's Political Literacy project. Kate "I graduated from the University of Southampton in June 2011 with a 2.1 LLB law degree. I have a particular interest in the charity sector and hope to specialise in this area: I will gain an invaluable insight into this from a client's perspective through LOT. It's brilliant to be able to link back in with LOT after having been a beneficiary of the political literacy project and especially now at the beginning of a new venture on youth leadership." Read more

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Also in December, we welcomed a visit from Alyson Samson, a participant in the Political Literacy project but as a Commonwealth student. Alyson is now an English & Drama student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. As part of her course she spent a term at college in London, and visited us in Cornwall before leaving for home. We all thought it would be a brilliant idea to run Political Literacy Mark 2! Read more



2010 Reflections Update

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2010 became increasingly busy during the course of the year. Jenny completed her first year at college with high marks for all her assignments. Her regular Newsletters appear on the Youth page. Maggie and Jenny attended an excellent Rank conference in the Lake District in snowy February. The Rank Foundation has funded a Gap year student, Lawrence, to support Jenny's work with LOT. Karen completed her course on Volunteer Management at Truro College; the course content has been very helpful and informative and enabled her to construct robust volunteer policies, which will ensure that LOT volunteers will be well supported. Richard Hocking and Volunteer Cornwall have been an invaluable source of wise advice and help.

The Rank Foundation sponsored two year 9 girls on the Tall Ships voyage.

Lloyds TSB provided an invaluable infrastructure grant to support the increasing workload of trustees who are all volunteers.

The Variety Club has approved an application from LOT for the purchase of a new Sunshine Coach. Again, Mullion Golf Club generously offered the course for a day to raise funds for the running of the minibus; the weather was good and the day great fun.

The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust and the Norman Family Charitable Trust awarded grants for surfboard moulding workshops.

REG Windpower, Bonython, donated the funds raised on their Community Open Day.

Our fourth City & Sea Exchange with Futureversity, London, was again a great success.

Two Falmouth College Media students have negotiated to work with LOT for a month in January 2011.

Francis Terry (former Mullion School pupil and LOT volunteer) set up the IT facilities in our office, and is always ready to help solve IT problems, particularly for the Chair!

The Church and Community Fund and the Archbishops' Council's Mission Fund have provided grants to support Christian outreach; a part-time appointment will be made early in 2011.

Alan Rowntree of AATeam Exeter continues to improve and update LOT's website, which is so useful for supporters, funders, potential funders and trustees.




2009 Reflections Update

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Jacquie
Thanks to a grant from the J.Paul Getty Jr. Charitable Trust, LOT is able to rent a small office at Caerthillian Farm, in the Lizard village. Jacquie Pascoe is both Financial Administrator and Company Secretary; she oversees all income and expenditure on a monthly basis and liaises with accountants Hodgsons of Falmouth. She and her husband Graham are also regular, very supportive volunteers. Both their daughters have taken part in a many of LOT's activities and projects.
Karen
Karen Orchard began work in April as Volunteers Coordinator; this is a part-time, 2-year post funded by the Headley Trust.
Jenny
Jenny Dickinson was appointed as a full-time youth worker in February. Jenny's post is funded by the Joseph Rank Trust under the Youth or Adult? Initiative. As part of this funding, in September Jenny will enrol on a 4-year degree course in youth and community studies at the YMCA George Williams College.



2008 Reflections Update

2008 has begun very optimistically for LOT; due to the encouragement and financial support received, it is possible to plan the coming months with confidence.

The Archbishops’ Council Mission Fund grant opened the door to funding for a youth worker under the Youth or Adult? Initiative of the Joseph Rank Trust.

The Joseph Rank Trust is providing 5 years’ funding for a youth worker from August 2007. The worker is also enrolled on a degree course at the YMCA George Williams College, London.

The Rank Foundation sponsored 6 voyages on the Tall Ships.

The J.Paul Getty Jr. Charitable Trust financed the setting up of an office for LOT and its youth worker.
The Jerusalem Trust (SFCT) provided laptops for key workers.

The Headley Trust (SFCT) gave its third and final tranche of funding to support LOT as it implemented a long-term business plan.

Tower Hamlets Summer University allowed LOT to be a junior partner in the City & Sea Exchange.

Follett Stock guided LOT through the process of becoming a company, which was completed in March.

Hodgson’s kept our finances carefully scrutinised.

Latitude 50 patiently took us through the steps of developing our website.

The 2008 Golf Day has taken place and details can be found here.

One of our 2008 projects is to prepare a regular e-newsletter/ update, so please visit us from time to time.

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