St Petrocs are set to receive a donation to assist with the purchase of food parcels, hygiene kits and sleeping bags for clients after being nominated to receive a charity fund grant from the Royal Warrant Holders Association.
The association represents individuals and companies holding Royal Warrants of Appointment. These are a mark of recognition to those who supply goods or services to the households of Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh or His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
The Royal Warrant Holders Association Charity Fund donates up to £2,000 to small local charities in which Warrant-holding companies or their employees are actively involved. The donation could be for specific items, activities, or projects
Bob Lindo of Camel Valley Vineyard very kindly opted to nominate St Petrocs to receive this award.
Camel Valley Vineyard, located in Nanstallon, Cornwall, is the only UK wine producer to hold a Royal Warrant and has been producing wine in Cornwall since 1989.
‘We’ve been proud to support St Petrocs for many years and delighted to be part of this Royal Warrant Holders Charity donation for the purchase of extra food parcels, PPE and sleeping bags. Winter is just around the corner, so the timing couldn’t be better’ said Lindo of Camel Valley.
Bob Lindo has very kindly pledged to increase the funds by £500 adding on a donation directly from Camel Valley, this will enable St Petrocs to increase the items purchased by 25%.
St Petrocs are currently seeing an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness in Cornwall as a result of the pandemic and are unfortunately expecting to see this number continue to rise as we head into recession.
During the past five months services have been adapted at the two St Petrocs resource centres and measures have been put in place to ensure the clients’ essential needs are met. This included extending the opening hours to allow safe, socially distanced access to essentials such as food, showers, advice, medical care, laundry washing, phone charging, and more.
Thanks to the support we have received during this time we have been able to stay completely open and operational throughout the pandemic. The community support once again has been phenomenal, and staff are incredibly grateful for all the support received.
“Thank you so much to Bob Lindo, Camel Valley for nominating St Petrocs to receive this award. This recognition of our work means so much to us. The funds will ensure we can provide our clients with the means to keep themselves and others safe as the lockdown further eases, along with providing food and warmth. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of the amazing community of Cornwall.’’ Dave Brown, Communications Manager at St Petrocs.