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Christmas at Penryn Treasures

Christmas at Penryn Treasures

It’s been a varied month! With Christmas fast aproaching we wanted to honour and show our appreciation to our dedicated volunteers. We took them out for a carvery for a lovely afternoon where we were all able to put down tools and enjoy each others company! We couldn’t do what we do without those giving up their time to help us on our shop floor.

Christmas at Penryn Treasures also saw our on-going collaboration with the Penryn Youth Cafe at the Penryn Lights Switch On handing out free hot chocolates (with cream and marshmallows of course!). It was an opportunity for them to spread the word about their group.

In our first year we supported this community group by purchasing them an air hockey table and some support towards their Christmas meal seeing young people from different towns having the opportunity to be introduced for the first time. It’s great to continue a relationship with the Youth Cafe, seeing them alongside us on the Penryn Lights Switch On, helping us with our jumble sale set-up and even volunteering on our shop floor.

We’d like to thank all supporters of our shop and cause over this year- we really appreciate you and wish you a very Happy Christmas. Look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

 

 

First Aid Course

This month a few of us enjoyed a day learning first aid with others at the Highway Community Centre.

We like to try and offer these courses for free when we can to give as many of our volunteers the opportunity to gain a potentially life saving skill. It’s also another way in which we hope to aid those going into employment, as a great skill to have on a CV.

We never know what situations we will be exposed to, being able to react quickly and confidently to emergencies can save a life

We are looking to offer another free First Aid Course at the Highway Community Centre in a couple of months. If you’re interested in voluntering with us (and enjoy some of the perks!), find out how here.