Charity Shop Raise £328 For St Petroc's Society

The Charity Shop In Hugh Town on St Mary's. 

The Charity Shop In Hugh Town on St Mary's. 

The Charity Shop on St Mary's raised a whopping £328.66 for St Petrocs's Society in Cornwall on Saturday. 

St Petroc's Society Provide accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall.

According to their their website their "primary aim is to provide these services to people aged 16 - 65 years and for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise."

The Charity Shop donated the entire morning's takings to the charity and raised the money by selling all their usual bric-a-brac as well as some Christmas bits and pieces.

A tombola and festive refreshments also helped raise the funds. 

The Charity Shop will next be open on Saturday 9th December from 10am till 12 noon and we'll have all the festive openings for you on Radio Scilly in due course. 

For more information on the St Petroc's Society you can go to their website stpetrocs.org.uk or call their advice line on 01872 264153. Will was joined on the phone this week by the Chief Executive of the St Petroc's Society, Steve Ellis to find out more about the extent of homelessness in Cornwall and what St Petroc's Society are doing tot help reduce it. Will started off by asking Steve to tell us a bit about the background to the St Petroc's Society.