Latest News & Events
August 13th, 2020
We are looking for someone to join us as our ‘Family Services Lead’. All of our team, both staff and volunteers, are dedicated to the work of Penhaligon’s Friends. They have amazing personalities and they all truly care for those they work with – and each other.
If you think you have what it takes to manage our Family Services Team, and the support provided by the charity, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Applications for our Family Services Lead need to be received by 10am tomorrow (Friday 14th August 2020).
You can find all of the details here.
July 21st, 2020
We are looking for someone to join us as our ‘Family Services Lead’.
All of our team, both staff and volunteers, are dedicated to the work of Penhaligon’s Friends. They have amazing personalities and they all truly care for those they work with – and each other.
If you think you have what it takes to manage our Family Services Team, and the support provided by the charity, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
You will find the full details and application form on our website here. Please take time to have a look at all the details to see if you fit with what we are looking for.
July 15th, 2020
Penhaligon’s Friends is having a Fun Fundraising Dog Show. From 27th July to 8th August you will be able to share a doggy photo and enter one of the ten classes: Funniest Dog; Bad Hair Day; Best Dressed; Cutest Puppy; Best Hat; Laziest Dog; Best Dancer; Best Smile; Owner Dog Lookalike; and finally, Over the Rainbow, in memory of those dogs no longer with us.
To enter check out our Facebook page here
Entry is free but donations may be made on here or Text DOG to 70470 to donate £3 (Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message)
July 13th, 2020
With a combined age of 200, Jayne, Joanna and Colin bravely started cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats in stages last year. After the first stage, the team had to postpone due to injury and had hoped to be cycling again this September. Because of the current situation this just isn’t possible and the team hope to be able to complete it next year.
Meanwhile, in order to honour their sponsors so far, Jayne will be attempting the remaining 900 miles this month over 15 days from her home in Cornwall. Friends have planned routes of around 60 miles each through some absolutely stunning countryside and offered to cook supper at the end of the day!! Fingers crossed that the ‘old girl’ can manage the distance!
Good luck Jayne, we can’t wait for the updates and pictures!
Here’s the Just Giving page if you’d like to support them.
June 15th, 2020
Making a memory lantern is a great activity for Father’s Day.
You can find the instructions here.
You can find the template here, if you aren’t able to print you can just make your own version.
May 13th, 2020
Penhaligon’s Friends & Cornwall Educational Psychology Team have teamed up in the hope that each school in Cornwall will, not only be showing proudly their ‘Grief Awareness Logo’ but that they will all have a ‘Bereavement Champion’ who can, on behalf of the wider school community, be a go to for advice on how to support a bereaved child.
In this 2 part training course we will cover basic childhood loss & grief, typical reaction to bereavement, what bereaved children need, your role as a Bereavement Champion and implementing a whole school ethos around managing bereavement in a healthy way.
We are hosting this session on Zoom.
For further information or to book please see our Facebook page or visit Eventbrite
May 13th, 2020
Jude, age 5, has taken inspiration from Captain Tom and is aiming to complete a marathon throughout May. He is running an average of 1 mile a day and is asking for donations to our charity as his mum, Lauren, is one of our lovely volunteers! He has already surpassed his target of £250, if you can support his challenge please do contribute! Visit Justgiving and search for Lauren Gent, or follow the link on our Facebook page.
April 23rd, 2020
Today at Penhaligon’s Friends we are celebrating The Big Night In with Children In Need and Comic Relief.
We’ve filmed a little video in our online team meeting, keep your eyes peeled for it on our social media later today…
April 7th, 2020
We realise that experiencing a death during this unsettling time, from any cause of death, will be even harder to manage. Please take time to have a look at the advice we have put together on supporting bereaved children….
Supporting children with bereavement during COVID19 situation
Children’s guide to coronavirus
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March 22nd, 2020
The team at Penhaligon’s Friends continue to offer support to bereaved children and young people throughout Cornwall.
However, our service may look a little different, for example we are not offering face to face contact at this time.
Our staff are following current advice and working safely.
If you need support please call our usual number 01209 215889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org