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Falmouth Safe Space awarded grant for late-night drop-in project

By West Briton  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

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A LATE-NIGHT 'safe space' project for people who get into difficulty has been awarded a grant from Falmouth Town Council.

The service, which runs at Falmouth Methodist Church on Saturday nights from 11pm to 3am, offers support to people who are in need, whether through drink, drugs, upset or medical emergency.

At a meeting of the town council's finance and general purposes committee on Monday co-ordinators from Falmouth and Penryn Churches Together were told they would receive £1,000 for the Safe Space service.

Chairwoman Candy Atherton said: "I think it's a fantastic project. We recognise that it's a big commitment by the members and a really valuable one for the town, and we would invite them to come back next year to ask for more funding."

Deacon Michelle Legumi said the grant would allow the project to run during the summer months for the first time since it was set up, as the funding would pay for first aid support.

At the meeting, organisers of an international sailing event were also awarded £1,000 for a summer competition.

The British International Six-Metre Association will be holding the European championships in Falmouth Bay from July 21 to 25, hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.

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