Oceanna Grand Appeal

Nathan Thomas is raising funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital, Renal Unit. This is a charity very close to is heart as this is where his 7 year old daughter, Oceanna, has been looked after since she was born.

Throughout her life Oceanna has spent a lot of time travelling back and forth from Bristolchildren’s Hospital as she was born with only one kidney and several other medical conditions. The kidney that she was born with was not fully developed and was only functioning at a small percentage.

As Oceanna has grown over the years, the doctors and specialists informed the family that her kidney function had deteriorated rapidly and was unable to support her body; if she did not have a transplant soon she would have to go on dialysis.  Nathan was tested and found out that he was a suitable donor. The family had to wait as long as possible to ensure that Oceanna was at her strongest which took nearly 4 years.

On the 5th October 2011 they operated removing Nathans left kidney and transported it across to Oceanna. After 9 and half hours of surgery between us the operation was over and the outcome was a fantastic success – Nathan’s kidney worked straight away.Oceanna has named her new kidney ‘Sydney the Kidney’

A year on and Nathan is organising a charity evening with an auction and raffle celebrating ‘Sydneythe Kidney’s’ first birthday.

This event will be held exactly one year after the transplant. The event will be held at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth starting at 7pm. We are hoping to raise as much money as possible for the Bristol Children’s Hospital by asking local businesses to donate prizes for the raffle and auction.

Tickets are also on sale for this fantastic evening at only £6 each. Using the raffle number on your ticket, you will be entered into the Oceanna’s Raffle with a star prize. Please see the poster for all contact details and the line up for the evening.

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

 

The Penventon is very pleased to announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, the hotel had to maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor.

We are so pleased to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

We have been nominated for this years Observer Food Monthly Awards!

We have been nominated for this years Observer Food Monthly Awards!

Now in their ninth year, the Observer Food Awards celebrate those in the food industry who are passionate about creating innovative food whilst remaining true to well-sourced produce.  As you know at the Penventon Park Hotel we pride ourselves on good food. The hotel’s history has a long tradition of food, dating back to 1965 when owners Paola and David Pascoe opened the Basset Count House; one of the first restaurants in Cornwall.

We take pride in sourcing fresh, local, seasonal ingredients, working with talented farmers, producers and growers to give our guests a taste of the very best that Cornwall has to offer.

Please take the time to vote for us below;

Best restaurant (over £20 per head) supported by Nyetimber>>

Asparagus Festival “Such a fantastic day”

We were delighted to hosted Cornwall’s first ever asparagus festival last Sunday – 29th May.

The day began with an opportunity to meet Cornwall’s largest asparagus growers John and Jenny Keeler from Tregassow Farm, who shared some tips for growing this tricky crop.

The festival day was packed with a full programme of live cookery demonstrations from some of Cornwall’s top chefs, including: Nigel Tabb of Tabb’s in Truro, Arty Williams of The Cove in Falmouth, John Waterhouse, former head lecturer of catering at Cornwall College, and our very own chef Joe Lado Devesa.

In addition to the cooking demonstrations there were lots delicious tasters and Cornish produce available at the festival food market, visitors were able to try asparagus, pick up hints, tips and learn new recipes – and with the added help of our recipe book they could cook the dishes at home for dinner!

Aaron Pascoe, our Hotel Manager said ” The Cornwall Asparagus festival is all about celebrating our local producers and gives visitors the chance to find out more about what’s on their doorstep!”

The afternoon was concluded with a fun asparagus challenge between two Penventon chefs – the hard part for the visitors was to choose who dish was the best!

The day was such a success – with over 250 attending, we are already making plans for the Cornwall Asparagus Festival 2013!

Cornish Asparagus Festival

On Sunday 27th May we are organising and hosting an Asparagus Festival to celebrate this great Cornish ingredient.

Time ~ 11am – 4pm

There will be food preparation demo’s running throughout the day all centred around Asparagus and using only local Cornish ingredients. Joe Lado the Penventon’s Executive Chef (Multiple AA Rosette Awarded), will be leading his Brigade of chef’s in the cooking demonstrations along with 3 other guest chefs including one team from Cornwall College.

There will also be stalls from individual local suppliers so that all ingredients can be purchased on the day.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to promote Fresh Cornish Asparagus”

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“Such a lovely Christmas afternoon”

Last week we hosted the Camborne & Redruth Disabled club’s Christmas get together –  It is the 40th year that we have hosted this annual event!

With the function room decorated with Christmas Delights, the atmosphere was already set for a fabulously festive afternoon!  As the guests arrived, conversation and laughter was abundant, the staff kindly donated their time arranging the Christmas Buffet which the hotel generously donated.

Mrs Pascoe, Proprietor of the hotel, has work on every Disabled club event for the last 40 years and has many fond memories; she said “I can remember my children rushing home from school every year to help make this event a happy one for all who attended”.

Alvine Holmes, Secretary of Camborne & Redruth Social Club said “We are extremely grateful to Mr and Mrs Pascoe as well as to the staff of the Penventon for providing members of the Disabled Club with wonderful hospitality each year. In spite of physical difficulties our members enjoy themselves and it gives them a lot of pleasure to go out and meet up with each other instead of being at home alone. Our visit to the Penventon provides an exciting start to Christmas and is a special occasion highlighted in everyone`s calendar each year”.

After the buffet there was a Christmas sing along which everyone enjoyed – Getting us all in the Christmas mood!

Alvine Holmes added “Thank you to everyone at the Penventon for making our members feel so special with the care and attention they receive. There was a great deal of laughter and happiness during the afternoon which is clearly evidence of a very successful visit!”

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