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Constantine Cornwall

Help Sustain Our Pre-School

Ten years ago a fantastic community effort came together to build our wonderful pre-school building. From the outset it was designed as a building with a low ecological impact and features that would help to keep the running costs low. As well as being extremely well insulated, it has a groundbreaking heat pump system extracting heat from a borehole drilled underneath the building. We now have a great opportunity to keep the building running for the next 20 years. The school is currently featured on the national crowdfunding scheme run by 1010 Solar Schools. This helps to raise the funds to install Solar PV systems for schools throughout the UK. Our installation would generate an income for the next 20 years – and help to maintain the long term sustainability of the pre-school, which is always struggling to raise funds.

At the time of the proposed solar farms in Constantine there was a strong preference for Solar PV to be fitted on our community buildings – we now have our first opportunity to achieve this. The project could happen tomorrow – the roof is suitable, there are no planning issues, we have quotations – all we need is funding. Any contributions, whatever size, will effectively be turned into a 20 year income stream for the pre-school and help to maintain this important centre of community life in Constantine. You can contribute as little as £5 at solarschools.org.uk/constantinepreschool, or you can purchase vouchers at the Farmers Market or from any member of the pre-school team.

Also, if you are one of the many thousands of people who are changing your electricity supplier, and you switch to the 100% renewable source, Good Energy, who generate Cornish electricity from Delabole Wind Farm, they will donate £50 to this.

Alice Kirby