Editorial

Urgent Appeal for Blankets to Keep Cornwall’s Homeless Warm

Over the last few days, temperatures have plummeted across Cornwall, with more frosty weather expected in the coming weeks.

As a result, St Petroc’s Society, a charity which supports homeless people across the Duchy and whose goal is to provide accommodation, advice, food, and the basic amenities for survival, has issued an urgent appeal for blankets in a bid to help keep the homeless people in Cornwall warm during the wintry weather.

The society has made requests for donations from the citizens of Cornwall after it gave away almost all of its bedding supplies during the recent cold snap.

One of their services is the Cold Weather Provision initiative which entails providing emergency shelter for those who are homeless and don’t have where to lay their heads during the coldest period of the winter months.

A post shared on St Petroc’s Facebook page reads:

“Our cupboard of donations of bedding is practically empty due to the sudden drop in temperature and we are in urgent need of particular items to deal with the demand as we head into the winter months.”

The charity is in need of the following items:

  • Single and double duvets
  • Single and double duvet covers
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags

The post adds: “If you have any spare, please drop in to Truro Resource Centre on City Road.”

To make a donation, call the centre on 01872 264 153.

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