Penzance has a long history of supporting its community and visitors to the town have proven to generously connect with groups that need help.
The Penzance & District Tourism Association is delighted to actively promote local groups who do amazing work and help to make a difference to so many people. With the unprecedented crisis we have all faced recently, it’s more important than ever for communities to help those in need who might otherwise slip through the net.
The Penzance based Community Interest Company ‘Growing Links’ connects our community through food by combating food poverty, social isolation and helping to empower vulnerable people of all backgrounds.
They successfully deliver a range social and educational projects including- The Street Food Project, The Food Store and The Community Garden. They currently directly support around 550 vulnerable individuals and families per week. Please see www.growinglinks.org.uk , for further details
Growing Links collects supermarket and local food excess and redistributes it to those experiencing food poverty. At their therapeutic community garden, volunteers not only grow fresh food for the Street Food Project and Food Store, but also benefit from educational experiences – learning to grow organic food and flowers, cooking and nutrition , horticulture and gardening. With bespoke support from staff, the garden helps foster positive mental health , life skills, a connection to the outdoors and provides opportunities for self development. ‘Growing Links’ works in partnership with the Women’s Refuge, Community Mental Health Team, Rehab and Detox centres, local GPs, and Who Dares Works employment services. All of Growing Links projects are a massive benefit to the Penzance community.
When you book your holiday to Penzance we would be so grateful if you could please donate any amount to fantastic Growing Links CIC and help to make a difference in the town you are visiting
To donate to Growing Links please click on the following JustGiving link below –
Any amount donated is appreciated by the town and will be put to great use
Chairman of Penzance & District Tourism Association