Cornwall founding story
The most Western community, abandofbrothers Cornwall formed in February 2015 following James Benzing's calling to support young men in the local community.
Following the initial training weekend, we have grown and currently have around 20 men who form the spine of what we do. We are a diverse group and come from all walks of life; from men who already work full time in the charity sector, to men with backgrounds in construction, education, and coaching.
The commonality in all of us is our desire to make a tangible difference in our community and in the lives of local young men. We do this through heartfelt, honest connection, challenging ourselves to be the men, partners, fathers, sons, brothers, leaders, workers and citizens;that we want to be, in a circle of men that encourages and supports one another.
As part of our work we provide a rites of passage opportunity for young men followed by 12 weeks of one to one mentoring. Once this is completed the young men will have an ongoing community to access whenever they choose.
Supported by the ABOB hub, abandofbrothers Cornwall has its own committee of coordinators who meet monthly and drive our programme of community events. As we establish ourselves more we will be updating our page with everything we are up to, so keep an eye out!
For now feel free to browse our profiles to get more of a flavour of who we are.
Latest news from the Cornwall Community
Cornwall Live interview two men from our Falmouth community, explaining how the support from the communities in Cornwall Falmouth & Penzance.‘A Band of Brothers gave me the strength to face my emotions’ – Cornwall LiveRead More »
For International Men’s Day, two of our men put together the following video, to raise awareness of support available to young men.A Band Of Brothers Cornwall, embracing International Men’s day. Poem read by our very own Nigel lynch, this poem was written by Joyce Sutphen and is entitled “This body”. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL VIDEORead More »
On Saturday Nov 25th, men from A Band Of Brothers Cornwall worked together on a community day at Butterfly Woods near Helston.The woods and work are in honour of David Hawke-Treneer, who ended his life by suicide in 2013. David’s parents bought this small area of abandoned private woodland and have transformed it into a place of tranquillity and healing.It’s available for local schools and mental well-being groups.The day was spent …Read More »
- A typical day used to involve teaching survival skills on a remote moor, or paddling his canoe down the Carrick Roads, but Stacey Allsop is now one of a huge team of volunteers that are delivering prescriptions to people who are shielding or self-isolating due to Covid-19. Read full story …Read More »
- We’re delighted that our recent Homecoming has been featured in the Cornishman newspaper. Congratulations again to all our Graduates for your courage and how well you represented both yourselves and our community!Read More »