Friends and supporters of St Gluvias Community Hall, Penryn were invited to a cheese and wine party held recently at the hall in West Street, Penryn.

Organised by the St Gluvias Hall management committee, the occasion was designed to thank everyone who had supported the hall in its continuing refurbishment programme.

The church hall provides a space for a number of community activities in support of its mission to operate as a centre for social justice and care for creation.

Vice chair of the hall management committee, Mrs Jenny Gluyas, explained that the hall was opened in 1963 but in recent years has been in need of considerable improvements.

Guest of honour was Mr Richard Thomas, a director of SITA Cornwall Trust, a charitable organisation that had provided major funding for the step free access from the car park and the renewal of the toilets, to include one for disabled people.

“SITA Cornwall Trust offers funding for projects that will provide essential social and environmental benefit to communities throughout Cornwall” noted Richard Thomas in his address.

“We are very grateful for the funding provided by SITA and indeed all the other supporters who have given donations for improvements,” said Jenny Gluyas.