Eric Nicholls CMG presents cheque

The Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG), alongside employees from Barclays, has presented a cheque for £2000 to the Cornish charity Penhaligon’s Friends, after a successful fundraising night at the manufacturers group awards.

The glittering night had manufacturers across the county digging deep into their pockets to donate to the bereavement charity.

Penhaligon’s Friends support bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county. Offering children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.

Eric Nicholls, chair of the CMG, says: “Annually we choose a charity to support and we couldn’t be more delighted with the endorsement our members and local employees of Barclays has shown towards the invaluable work Jenny and the team at Penhaligon’s Friends do. The role of Penhaligon’s Friends is priceless and we hope our contribution goes some way to continue their extraordinary work.”

Jenny Doble, Managing Director of Penhaligon’s Friends concludes: “Our mission is to provide a service to address the issues of grieving children through a supportive and educational environment where children, care givers and professionals can receive appropriate advice and information and share their experiences. The support of CMG adds so much value to us, not just monetarily but also in enhancing the knowledge of the service we provide.”

Tony Minear, Relationship Director, Barclays, said: “We are delighted with the amount raised for Penhaligon’s Friends and would like to thank everyone who supported us to make this happen. Barclays encourages us to get involved in the causes we care about. It’s about giving back our skills, time and energy to support our local communities – so we’re thrilled to have raised this money.”

Pictured L to R: Eric Nicholls presents a cheque to Jenny Doble