January was a great month for donations in Asda Penryn, with a new increased budget being put to good use among our local community.

First to benefit was Sea Sanctuary, a local mental health charity championing ‘blue therapy’ on the water for adults and children.

The charity has also recently adapted a boat to become a home for children in care.

The store's donation of sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee and other goodies was used to launch their home and to raise awareness of the much-valued charity.

Secondly, it was the local police community support officers (PCSOs) who held a safety awarness event for university students and other community members.

They were grateful to receive a donation of tea and coffee, cakes and biscuits and much more.

Their ‘Tea and Consent’ tent in the university’s canteen was a huge hit and former PSCO Ellie Grey hopes this event can be a regular one held in various locations around the county.

“It’s always great to be able to give to our local charities and good causes in this way. “ said the store’s community champion Lisa Kirkpatrick.