WADEBRIDGE / 6th, 7th & 8th JUNE


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Official Royal Cornwall Show charities announced

Cornish mental health charity Pentreath and The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal have been selected as the official causes supported by the 2018 Royal Cornwall Show.

Both charities will have a trade stand to promote their activities and rights to fundraise to support their work at the three-day event on 7th, 8th and 9th June which is held at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge.

Pentreath is an award winning Cornish charity that provides support, free of charge, to people in Cornwall suffering or recovering from mental ill health to find or stay in employment.

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. This means that there will be a significant number of people actively seeking employment who are suffering or recovering from mental ill health.

For these people not only are they looking for the right job, but they may also face stigma that continues to surround mental illness during the process.

Founded in 1991, the charity offers support to help people in Cornwall believe in their own potential and achieve their vocational goals, whatever challenges they face.

Katie Mutton, Health & Wellbeing Practitioner at Pentreath said:

“The projects that Pentreath operate provide support to help people into employment but also, just as importantly, access community groups, education and training.

“Our presence at the Royal Cornwall Show will be more than to outline what we can offer. Our advisors will be on our stand promoting small, proactive changes that can be adopted to improve psychological wellbeing.

“Prevention is far better than cure and various simple steps such as adopting a healthier lifestyle and positive thinking, for example, can prove invaluable in maintaining good mental health.”

Mental ill health doesn’t discriminate so neither does Pentreath. They support anyone from 14 years upwards who lives in Cornwall on an outreach basis through 1:1 support and coaching. The aim is to move people towards their goals and ultimately a happy, healthy future.

At the heart of The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal (BABA) is the desire to give every Cornish baby the very best start in life. With the support of the local community, funds raised through The BABA Appeal will continue to provide additional equipment and enhance the environments in the maternity and neonatal units at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

Over 4,000 babies are delivered in Cornwall every year and around 600 of these will need special care by the Neonatal team at the hospital. At the core of the appeal, there is a passionate belief that women, babies and their families deserve the best possible care.

Zoe Nelson, Midwife Co-ordinator said:

“With our vision for maternity care, we aim to make Cornwall’s maternity service one of the most reputable in the Country. Increasing choice, enhancing our environment and influencing a positive birth experience are our priorities.”

The new Neonatal Unit team have already seen the benefit of families being more at the centre of their baby’s care. Each of the cot spaces have a recliner chair where parents can spend longer periods bonding with their babies in comfort with additional privacy. 

“For babies, having their families so closely involved can help lower stress levels, promote better health, shorten hospital stays and reduce hospital readmissions, ” explains Rachel Bailey, Neonatal Sister.

“The people of Cornwall have been great at getting behind the appeal so far and we are so thankful to everyone that has helped in whatever way. We are still very much in need of support from businesses, groups and individuals, to help us to reach our target of £500,000,” added Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.  

For more information about Pentreath please call 01726 862727 or visit: www.pentreath.co.uk.

Anyone interested in finding out more about The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal can go to  www.baba.royalcornwall.nhs.uk, contact the charity team on 01872 252858 or email: RCHT.Charity@nhs.net.

Details for the Royal Cornwall Show can be found by visiting www.royalcornwallshow.org.




For more information about Pentreath please contact Katie Mutton, Health & Wellbeing Practitioner on Tel: 01726 862727 or email: katie@pentreath.co.uk

For more information about The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal please contact Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager on 01872 252858 or email Karen.murrish@nhs.net.



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