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Cornish homeless charity need urgent help amid COVID-19 outbreak

Cornish homeless charity need urgent help amid COVID-19 outbreak

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 10:35am 31st March 2020.

A homelessness charity in Cornwall's calling for urgent donations during the COVID-19 crisis.

In a statement, St Petrocs said the facility will remain open with measures in place to safeguard its clients, staff and volunteers, and to ensure it can continue to run essential services for people who are experiencing homelessness in the county. 

"St Petroc's is all about people and everything that we do is risk assessed to make sure our services provide a safe enviroment for our clients, volunteers and staff.

"If we thought that remaing open posed any unnecessary risk we wouldn't be doing it.

"Services to vulnerable people will reduce risk to everyone."

Dave Brown, Spokesperson for St Petrocs 

How you can help

The charity says it is in desperate need of:

  • Hand sanitiser for the homeless
  • Fresh, clean towels

If you have any other donations, it's asking if you could hold on to them as it's trying to keep the number of visits to its centres to a minimum.

"If you come across a homeless person in the street, as with anyone you meet at the moment, continue with the Government guidelines on social distancing so if you see someone on the street, it's the two metre rule - that's really important. 

"The best thing to do it phone Streetlink if you see somebody who's rough sleeping."

Dave Brown

Volunteering

St Petroc has said that although they are very grateful for anyone wishing to help, they are currently unable to recruit. 

If you would like to make a cash donation, visit the St Petroc's donation website here.

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