Our Chosen Charities
Care After Combat
Their mission is to support veterans with alcohol and substance misuse problems and the reduction in numbers of re-offending veterans in the criminal justice system.
Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage is a marine conservation charity working with communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and marine life. It was created in 1990 by a group of Cornish surfers from the villages of St Agnes and Porthtowan on the north coast of Cornwall.
Penta Health and Wellbeing
Penta aims to make a positive difference to people’s lives. We do this through promoting and nurturing mental health and wellbeing.
The concept of well-being comprises two main elements: feeling good and functioning well.
• Feelings of happiness, contentment, enjoyment, curiosity and engagement are characteristic of
someone who has a positive experience of their life.
• Equally important for well-being is our functioning in the world.
Experiencing positive relationships, having some control over your life and having a sense of purpose are all important attributes of wellbeing.
We know that good mental health and wellbeing is fundamental to all our lives. It underpins everything we do, how we think, feel, act and behave. But it is not a fixed state of being; it changes and fluctuates according to our own personal circumstances at any one time.
We have over 30 years experience of delivering a wide range of activities to improve mental health and wellbeing in West Cornwall. Our services and activities continue to evolve and develop from our own practical experiences and the latest evidence in the field of wellbeing research.
Hayle in Bloom
Hayle's Britain in Bloom Group was formed in January 2000 at a Public Meeting called by the then Mayor of Hayle, Mr David Barrett, with an aim to enter the Britain in Bloom Competitions to enhance and beautify our Town of Hayle here in Cornwall.
During the early 1990s, Her Majesty's Coastguard was withdrawn from coastal watch stations. Following the drowning of two local fishermen within view of a local lookout, the National Coastwatch Institution was formed in 1994. Established as a charity, its sole purpose was the re-instatement and operation of the coastal watch. Within the first eighteen months, seventeen NCI stations had been opened and 96 life threatening incidents reported. There are now fifty NCI stations around our coast supported solely by public donation.
The St Ives Station (Golva Borthia in Cornish) was opened in 1999 and now provides an important and essential support to sea and coastal users.
The National Trust
A charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything they do. They look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.
As a charity we rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from their commercial operations.
The NT have over 4.5 million members and 62,000 volunteers. More than 20 million people visit the pay for entry properties, while an estimated 100 million visit the open air properties.
They protect and open to the public over 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments.
But it doesn’t stop there. NT also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.