Bishop Tim blesses Camborne Deaf Centre
CAMBORNE Deaf Centre has been blessed by the Bishop of Truro following its refurbishment with help from the local community.
The Right Reverend Tim Thornton conducted the ceremony on Sunday which was followed by a community roast dinner and harvest auction.
Jackie Goldie, secretary at the centre, which won a Community Spirit of the Year Award for the project, said the Reverend Canon Debbie Harvey, herself deaf, runs a church group at the building.
The Reverend Harvey said: "I have been a member of the deaf community since 1986, and throughout that time I have seen the members work so hard to raise money for their first deaf centre and then again to rebuild the present one.
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"We closed for just over two years while the work was being done, and during that period we had to meet wherever we could, Wetherspoons, the Old Vestry at Camborne Parish Church and many other places. The deaf centre is essential for deaf people.
"We were thrilled that Bishop Tim could join us for the harvest lunch and give us and the centre his blessing. It was an amazing day, so many people came and the atmosphere was brilliant."
The £516 raised is being used to pay for internal fittings and the running of the club, with donations still coming in, she added.
At 2.30pm the Reverend Harvey hosted the harvest auction, with food and gift items donated by local people and businesses, to raise funds for the centre.