Rick Stein and his team raise £5,000 for St Petrocs by completing the Stein Team Walk.
We were bowled over when we found out about a walk Rick Stein’s were organising to raise money for us to help continue to fund our services, and ensure we can continue to stay open, to deal with the lockdown and keeping everyone safe at this time.
Rick Stein and his team committed to walking 25 socially distanced miles over the course of a week. As well as kindly raising money for our charity, the walks created a sense of the community lost through the wide closure of the hospitality sector during lockdown restrictions.
We hope that everyone on the walk enjoyed it, whilst raising some vital funds for homeless people in Cornwall.
We are proud of our long-running relationship with Rick and Jill Stein, their family and staff who have assisted our clients in so many ways. During the Coronavirus crisis, the company has supported our clients with some very generous donations of food delivered regularly to our resource centres, and they have also helped us to prepare food which has been donated.
Rick Stein, his business partner Jill Stein have joined a Rotary Club initiative called ‘Walk The Test Another Way’. Fundraisers can set up teams of people, friends, family work colleagues who can walk anything from one mile to 25 miles anywhere at all – garden, local park, treadmill.
Rick Stein said: “Not only are we battling to save our company, we are fighting to keep the team spirit that is so precious to us. Our business relies upon creating an environment that people love to visit, the way that our teamwork with each other and our customers to do that is critical. We wanted to find a way during lockdown that, even if not physically, we are still together and can maintain those relationships.”
Stein, who is in Australia and unable to return to the UK, added: “This goes a little way to make me feel that my wife Sas and I are there alongside the rest of the team, either raising sponsorship or walking with us. It’s a fantastic team event supporting our local homeless charity St Petrocs, which like many other charities is facing funding challenges as a result of the virus.
Lois Wild of St Petrocs said: “We are very grateful for the ongoing support from the Stein business, and in such a challenging time for homeless people around the country. We are fighting to find emergency accommodation for a large number of people at the moment and this type of activity not only helps financially but brings people together.”