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.
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:
Mobile: 07980 712661
Tel: 01726 850565
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD