With Christmas just around the corner and the cost of living crisis growing more severe, give a gift of hope this Christmas by supporting local organisations.

The Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue features many worthy local groups and charities who are all working in Cornwall to provide assistance, support, activities, beds and more to people in our own community.

This year you can choose from 20 Cornish charities to donate to and in return you will receive a gift certificate (printed or digital) to pass on to your family member or friend. Gifts start from just £1 up to £100, which would pay for meals for a family of four for one month from a foodbank.

The organisations featured in this year’s catalogue are:

The PZ@PZ PlayZone, All Saints Community Centre, Tuckingmill, Newquay Orchard, Hidden Help, Samaritans of Cornwall, Cornwall Community Foundation, Cornwall Prayer Shawls, Rame Community Kitchen, Penzance Breakfast Project, First Light’s Domestic Abuse Helpline, No One Goes Hungry – Probus & Surrounding Area, St Petrocs, Backpack Beds, Cornwall Refuge Trust, Food Troops, Home-Start Kernow, The Boundless Trust, Truro Homeless Action Group, Harbour Housing, The Fishermen’s Mission, and food banks throughout Cornwall.

The welcome in this year’s catalogue is from Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, and Davina Bacon, Penzance Food Bank volunteer. Colonel Bolitho said: “The strength of its communities is one of Cornwall’s greatest assets.

“One of the signs of this outstanding community spirit is in the generosity with which charities – and particularly local charities – are supported. While there has been much to celebrate this year, there has also been an increasing amount of uncertainty in many areas of life. As a result, these charities have never been more needed, have never done better or more vital work.

“This catalogue highlights some of the best and most deserving of Cornish charities, who provide support to those most in need in a wide range of areas. Please give them your support; by doing so you will bring some help and a little joy to some of those in greatest need this Christmas, and in the year ahead.”

Paul Green, Project Development Manager for Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum, said:  “The Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue 2022 provides a great opportunity for you to make a positive difference to people who need most help. In a season of goodwill, the catalogue allows you to give wonderful gifts to family and friends, whilst helping local organisations provide support to the most needy in Cornwall.”


Select one (or more) of the organisations in the catalogue and decide how much you wish to donate, then either order by post or online. The deadline for postal orders is December 19, 2022 and the deadline for online orders is December 23, 2022. Donations will still be accepted up to January 13, 2023.

For more information or to request a printed catalogue email cornish.christmasgiving@truro.anglican.org or call 01872 274351.