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A Crowdfunder campaign has been launched to help pay for the repairs at Carn Brea Castle near Carnkie, Redruth, after it was attacked by vandals

Fundraiser aims to raise £1000 after vandals smashed dozens of windows at a castle restaurant last week.

A Crowdfunder campaign has been launched to help pay for the repairs at Carn Brea Castle near Carnkie, Redruth, after it was attacked by vandals last week. The Grade 2 listed building, a 14th century castle, was extensively rebuilt around 200 years ago. It has since been converted into a Jordanian restaurant around 26 years ago by Mounir Sawalha and his family. The restaurant has had to close since the attack, and the local police are appealing for any information about the incident.

Mounir’s son, Andy Sawalha, spoke to BBC Cornwall about the incident, saying “Pretty much every window in the place has been totalled… Some of these rocks are pretty big. We think that whoever this must have took at least an hour to throw stones and boulders like this.” The Crowdfunder campaign, “Support Carn Brea Castle after vandalism”, was set up by a member of the local community in order to help pay for the repairs. In the event that Mounir’s insurance covers the damage, the funds raised will go towards PR and advertising to help boost the restaurant’s profits this summer.

Despite the campaign being set to run for one month, the campaign reached its original goal of £500 within the first week, and is now looking towards a Stretch Target of £1000. Like all crowdfunded campaigns, backers donate money in return for backer rewards. In this case, backers can donate £10 or more, or £15 or more in order to receiving one the following– “Knowing you've done something gorgeous and lovely as part of the Cornish community (and beyond!)” and “A warm feeling in your heart and a smile on your face”, respectively.

A spokesperson for Montrose Glass has commented on the incident and the following Crowdfunder campaign. “The mindless vandalism at Carn Brea Castle really is a saddening thing – attacks like this never achieve anything, and just set everyone back. The silver lining to this incident is seeing another family run business being lifted up by the community. It’s absolutely fantastic to see the community pull together like this and really help one of their own out. With the funds raised from this campaign, the business can take steps towards replacing the broken and damaged windows with new, modern, high-quality glass. The right service will even be able to replace the glass in a way that complements the 14th century architecture, giving this historical building the windows it deserves.”

Montrose Glass has been in the glass and glazing industry for 20 years and are focused to delivering high-quality and cost-effective glass and glazing to their clients. As members of ‘The Guild of Master Craftsman’ this family run business are a team of highly qualified glaziers who work in numerous local areas throughout the UK.

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