Our Objectives

To advance the education of the public in the principles and practice of sustainable development.
To research or to fund research into the practice of sustainable development.
To conserve, protect, manage and restore for the benefit of the public the natural resources, animals and plant life of Cornwall.
To advance the education of the public in the ecology, conservation and management of different habitats.

Our Friends

Sustrust is an unsupported Charity, run solely by volunteers. We raise funds for specific projects by applying for grants and through donations.

Our Trustees

Who give their time and energy to support our work:

Owen R. Fenn, chairperson
Robert O. Fenn
Sam Goldsworthy
Simon Morris
Dominica Williamson

Thank you to our past trustees:

Philippa Mills
Loveday Jenkin
Lewis P. Fenn
Robert O. Fenn
Sandie Hawkey
Andy Norfolk, past chairperson
Dave Gardner, past treasurer
Lin Lovekin
Sally Pyner

We remember our founder below, Pip Richards.

Past Patrons

Who shared their wealth of experience with us:

Satish Kumar
Charles Thomas CBE DL DLitt FBA FSA – 26 April 1928 – 7 April 2016

Our Founder

Joe & Pip at Giant’s Quoit

“Pip was one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. Not because she made big speeches about what could, or should, be done, but because she quietly got on with doing it and inspired others to join in. Good things have happened in Cornwall, but also in Sri Lanka, because of her.

This place, the restored quoit, which is now in a field named Pip’s Field, is an example of what she achieved and how she did it. She personally worked very hard at projects she took on. Getting the money to buy this land and then to put the quoit back up took a very long time and Pip gave her time and energy with great generosity. As usual however this turned into a scheme involving lots of other people, who may not have known they cared about the quoit to start with, but who got drawn in by Pip’s enthusiasm. I have always felt that one of the very best things about the Giant’s Quoit project was just how many people became involved in all sorts of ways – because of Pip. She helped build communities in a way which few have the gift to be able to do. She was my friend and I’ll miss her – and I know very many other people who were also her friends will feel the same way.”

Access a PDF of the full eulogy
Access a PDF press article about Pip and her work

As a charity, we depend on the support of people who care about the environment and your support is invaluable to us and the work we do. Our accounts are independently examined annually by a suitably qualified Associate Member of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners. Registered charity 1170276.