We have been supporting the St Petroc’s Society for a while now and cannot underestimate the hard work this charity does in helping people into housing.

Homelessness, by definition, is the circumstance whereby someone is left without a permanent dwelling.  This can mean all manner of people, professionals, ex-military and otherwise.  They may have been left without a home through a marriage breakdown, have mental health issues or many other factors.

As of earlier this year, the official number of rough sleepers in Cornwall had dropped by 31% to 68 people.  However, Cornwall is the tenth highest local authority in England for the numbers of people sleeping rough, and there is still work to be done.  St Petroc’s provide accommodation and a wide range of services to support and advise the single homeless in Cornwall.

There are many ways you can help us to support St Petroc’s this winter.  Their work is invaluable and they need support.

We are not asking you to go out and buy items especially, but if you can spare any of the following, we know they will be gratefully received.

Toiletries – Disposable shavers, shaving gel, shower gel, roll on deodorant

Male and female clothing

Bedding – to include sheets and blankets

Socks, hats and scarves

Cereal bars, bottles of water, cartons of juice

These items can be dropped off at St Petroc’s Society, 8 City Road, Truro, TR1 2JJ between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Donate while you shop this Christmas

By shopping with any of over 3,500 well-known online retailers via the Easyfundraising website, a percentage of what you spend is passed to St Petroc’s at no additional cost to you. Retailers include John Lewis, Amazon, M&S, Vodafone, eBay, Sainsburys and many more.  Please register to support St Petroc’s at: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stpetrocs

To find out more about St Petroc’s Society, please visit their website here.

Thank you.