Falmouth businesses have been quick to respond to Cornwall Hugs Grenfell’s appeal for offers of activities and treats in last week's Packet.

More than 50 survivors from the Grenfell Tower disaster will soon be arriving to stay on the Penryn Campus thanks to Falmouth University and the University of Exeter and will be offered a programme of optional entertainments.

Gusts can choose from river trips thanks to First Kernow and Fal River’s free passes, ice-creams at Swanpool Beach Café, cream teas at Cavendish Coffee House and a trip to TD Dale & Son’s Farm to ride a combine harvester and meet the animals.

In addition a full day’s water-sports is planned, thanks to ElementalUK, which will be followed by fish and chips courtesy of Harbour Lights. More water-fun will be had at Ships & Castles and the Natural Play Garden is offering children’s play sessions. For adults, seeking relaxation, the Beauty Room has offered treatments and for the train ride home, Picnic Cornwall will provide lunch boxes.

"Falmouth really does it with heart and flair," said Esmé Page, founder, Cornwall Hugs Grenfell. "The group includes 26 children, all of whom will have lost friends, neighbours or relatives and have lived in temporary accommodation since the fire. We couldn’t help them make new memories without the generosity of these local businesses.

"I’m particularly grateful to Dany Duncan, managing director, ElementalUK, who not only pledged a day’s watersport activities but also got on the phone to other businesses encouraging them to join the vision. Kindness is catching in Falmouth."

Cornwall Hugs Grenfell is still urgently looking for support from local supermarkets for grocery vouchers as well as more coach support. Businesses can pledge at cornwallhugsgrenfell.org or by emailing cornwallhugsgrenfell.org.

Much needed monetary donations are invited to help CHG reach its £5,000 target via justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cornwallhugsgrenfellphase2.