Last updated: 27/02/2014
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Penmount Crematorium is a publicly owned, self financed facility
administered by Cornwall Council. It is ideally situated two miles
from the city centre of Truro on a secluded country estate of
twenty-eight acres, eleven of which having been developed as
Gardens of Remembrance.
Penmount Crematorium Raise £1,612 for Macmillan Cancer
Chris Robins, Volunteer Fundraising Chairman Truro and District
and Cornwall area Committees for Macmillan Cancer Support received
the cheque from staff and said: "I want to say thank you to
everyone at Penmount for all their help and efforts throughout the
year and for raising this money for Macmillan Cancer Support. This
money will help people living with cancer in Cornwall and is very
Susan Cannan, Bereavement Services manager at Penmount
Crematorium, said: " The staff at Penmount are very pleased to have
been ablet to raise £1,612 this year on behalf of Macmillan Cancer
Support. It has been a pleasure working with Macmillan volunteers
to accomplish this and we are looking forward in 2014 to raising
funds on behalf of the Phoenix Acute Stroke Unit at the
Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske".
Forget Me Not Charity Event
On Saturday 29th March 2014 at 1.30pm Forget Me Not Charity
will be holding a service in Trelawny chapel in memory of all
babies born sleeping.
After the service there will be an unveiling of a new memorial
in the Baby Garden at Penmount.
Please find details of this event on the Forget Me
Penmount Crematorium - Annual Chosen Charity 2014
The staff of Penmount are pleased to announce that the annual
chosen charity for 2014 will be the Phoenix Acute
Stroke Unit - Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske.
All monies received from our annual events; Open Day and Carol
Service, the donations received for memory cards for the Christmas
tree in December along with the monies collected from the metals
recycling programme will be donated to the Phoenix
Acute Stroke Unit - Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske.
Fourth Gold for Penmount
Penmount Crematorium has been awarded Gold Status for the fourth
year in a row by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium
The award recognises the high level of service provided to
funeral congregations, funeral directors and clergy. The ICCM set
the standard for the burial and crematorium industry.
A publicly owned, self financed facility administered by
Cornwall Council, the crematorium is housed on a secluded country
estate of 28 acres, 11 of which have been developed as Gardens of
“I am delighted that for the fourth year in a row the cremation
service that Penmount Crematorium provides on behalf of Cornwall
Council has achieved the highest standard within the nationally
recognised assessment made by the Institute of Cemetery and
Crematorium Management,” said Susan Cannan, Bereavement Services
Manager for Cornwall Council.
Councillor Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council portfolio holder
for Environment, Heritage and Planning, said: “This is a testament
to the hard work of Penmount’s staff who take great pride in
ensuring the best possible experience for the bereaved at a sad and
difficult time in their lives.”
Volunteer working at Penmount Crematorium Gardens
We are now in a position to allow volunteer workers to help out
in the grounds.
Penmount has 28 acres of land, 11 acres of which are laid out to
formal memorial gardens.
Much of the upkeep is centred on weeding and edging of the beds
We hope the introduction of volunteer workers even for an odd
hour here and there will allow the permanent gardeners to address
the more specialised tasks required around the grounds to be
maintained within a regular seasonal timescale.
Areas of the gardens will be allocated to volunteer workers
along with set tasks, or if preferred a special section of the
gardens around where a memorial is situated may be requested to
Volunteer workers with skills in horticultural duties may wish
to offer to be utilised in other areas of work around the grounds,
this can be discussed and as long as it fits in with the pre
scheduled annual garden tasks and within Health and Safety
guidelines may be possible to arrange.
If you have not already completed a volunteer registration form
please return a completed copy to Penmount crematorium before you
contact us to offer your help.
There are a few requirements we need in place before work can
We will require at least 2 days notice before you come on site
to help out. Just ring the main line 01872 272871 and ask for
On your first visit you will be met by a named member of staff
who will go through a short induction and signing of the volunteer
agreement form. You will be expected to complete a volunteer
timesheet each time you are on site which will remain on file at
The tools for the work you wish to help with will be provided as
well as any necessary PPE, along with a fluorescent waistcoat to
show other staff and visitors you are a volunteer worker. We would
ask if you could wear sturdy footwear, and bring your own
waterproofs if needed.
We hope you enjoy your time with us in the gardens and would
like to thank you for your interest in helping keep the grounds in
the condition they deserve.