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Saltash students get behind Cornish charity

Published: December 4, 2018

Duchy College

A group of local students from Cornwall and Devon have teamed together to support a local charity.

Students and staff from Cornwall College Saltash have made a donation to St Petroc’s, a local charity that provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall.

Professional Cookery and Hospitality student, Shelby Bradbury, explained the students felt that St Petroc’s was “a really worthwhile charity to support.”

Fellow Professional Cookery and Hospitality student, Tia Kaye, agreed it was really important to donate as much as possible “especially as we get into the colder months.”

“Donating blankets, clothing and food will hopefully help the charity support the homeless during this winter period.”

Communications Officer at St Petroc’s, Lois Wild, said they are “so incredibly grateful for this support from young people in Cornwall.”

“Winter is a very difficult time for people who don’t have a home, and these donations are incredibly useful to our clients. This act of generosity means a lot to everyone as we head into the cold weather and winter.

“We are so pleased the students of Cornwall College Saltash have chosen to support our work to end street homelessness in Cornwall,” Lois continued.

“Once again I would like to express a big thank you, their support really does make a difference. We wouldn’t exist without the generosity of the people of Cornwall.”

Learner Enrichment Officer at Cornwall College Saltash, Ali Gerry, said it was great to see “the students come together and organise these donations for such a worthwhile cause.”

“We wanted to give something back to the community, I was extremely pleased to see students and staff to work together to create a sizeable donation.”

 

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