Local mental health charity wins national award

Pentreath Industries Ltd has been awarded an Adult Learners’ Week Group Award for best European Social Fund (ESF) project, in recognition of the conservation work they have done on the Camel Trail at Wadebridge.

As a result of ESF funding through the Cornwall and Scilly Objective One programme, the Pentreath Conservation Group, in partnership with Duchy College and Cornwall County Council, are all working towards their NVQ 2 in Environmental Conservation as part of an action plan to improve their mental health and well being.

The group have made a vast contribution to improving the biodiversity and natural beauty of the Camel Trail.

Penny Robertson, chief executive of Pentreath, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the work of the group has been recognised by this national award. The therapeutic value of this project has been immense and the individuals in the group deserve recognition not only for the conservation work but most importantly for their self-development and the strides they have taken on the journey back to paid employment.”

Members of the group will travel to London to receive their award on Tuesday 14th May at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster.


Editors notes:

Pentreath Industries Ltd is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Pentreath provides gateways to employment for people in Cornwall with or recovering from mental ill health, and has benefited from £1.7 million of support through the Objective One programme.

The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) who have organised the awards, will be circulating a profile of the Pentreath Conservation Group to media contacts as part of their own National press coverage.

For further information please contact:
Louisa Jenkins
Mobile: 07980 712661
Tel: 01726 850565

Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel:01872 241379
Fax:01872 241388