Our charity policy
As you can imagine, we receive thousands of requests from charities and organisations seeking the help of The Seafood Restaurant every year and as much as we'd love to be able to support each and every one of them, this simply isn't possible.
We have developed ongoing and valued relationships with numerous charities including The Fishermen's Mission, Save the Children, Street Smart, Action Against Hunger, The Prince's Trust South West, The National Trust, Dyslexia Research Trust, The Marine Stewardship Council, South West PESCA, and the National Coastwatch Institution.
We also give our support to a number of community projects including the Academy of Culinary Arts ‘adopt a school' programme and Padstow Gig Club.
Alongside these ongoing charity and community project commitments we look to support one or two charities where we are available to devote additional time and resources to causes that we feel are really worthwhile. This year we are supporting The Mulberry Bush School and the Cornwall Community Foundation.
The Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire provides the highest quality specialist therapeutic care, treatment and education to severely emotionally troubled children aged five to twelve. As a result of severe deprivation - physical, emotional or sexual abuse during their formative years some of the children grown up deeply mistrustful of adults. They display chaotic, aggressive and violent behaviour, which makes them unmanageable in their home and mainstream school settings. For this reason local authorities across the UK send children to the school, where they offer a three-year programme that aims to help them to re-integrate into home, community and school life.
Cornwall Community Foundation is a charity committed to supporting local projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that engage local people in making their communities better places to live. CCF have helped groups and individuals to achieve their goals each year and distribute over £500,000 of grants every year. Since their beginnings they have funded more than £3.7m in grant funding to over 1,400 projects.
We are also supporting a local community project, The Camel Trail Trust, which will support the maintenance and restoration of this much-loved cycle path from Padstow to Poley's Bridge, via Wadebridge and Bodmin.
Rick is currently a patron of the following charities;
· Padstow Youth Project
How to request a donation
The Seafood Restaurant supports local (Padstow and the surrounding area of North Cornwall), regional (Cornwall-based), and national/international (which have a South West based branch) charities and organisations. We also support industry-related, health and well-being, children's and animal welfare charities.
If your organisation meets the above requirements please download our charity donation request form and send it the address below (or email) with any supporting documents (i.e. charity registration number);
The Seafood Restaurant
We receive a tremendous number of requests and will process your application as soon as we can so please do not call The Seafood Restaurant regarding the status of your appeal.
We suggest that you make your request for a donation at least 12 weeks prior to its need. We will be unable to fulfill requests in which we do not have sufficient time to prepare.