28th December 2020

2021 marks 25 years since St Petrock’s first opened its doors.  Sadly, homelessness remains a serious issue in our city – and following a year of global upheaval, the need for community involvement in assisting those affected is more urgent than ever before.

To mark the anniversary, St Petrock’s is running a 25 Year Anniversary Campaign to provide supporters with a range of simple steps that they can take to help people gain the extra support they need to move away from homelessness.  Throughout the year, we’ll be inviting you to take part in 25 specific challenges to meet the needs of people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. 

We’ll be sharing challenge prompts until the end of March, but people are welcome to get started at any time. You can keep track and join in on social media via the hashtag:  #stpetrocks25

CHALLENGE: Step Up 25 Miles

  1. Walk 25 miles
  2. Run 25 miles
  3. Cycle 25 miles
  4. Swim 25 miles (or metres – anyone getting in the sea / rivers at this time of year has earnt their sponsorship!)
  5. Skate 25 miles
  6. Cover 25 miles in the most original mode of transport you can find – or mix the above!

St Petrock’s Rough Sleeper Support Team walk approximately 25 miles every week, making daily contact with people on the streets.

Step up to join them by getting sponsored to cover 25miles at your own pace.  The means of locomotion is optional: walking, running, stepping up, bicycling, abseiling, swimming, skating, scootering or a mixture! We will be profiling the person who comes up with the most original transport method!

You can set up your own personalised online fundraising page via our Virgin Money Giving campaign page – just follow the ‘start fundraising’ link at the top and bottom of the main page…

(If you’d prefer not to use Virgin Money Giving, please see here for other ways to give. We can also send you a paper sponsorship form if you get in touch)

CHALLENGE: New Landlords

In 2021, the charity will also be on the look-out for 25 new landlords with a social conscience to join our growing Fair Lets scheme.  Fair Lets is a professional rental management and social lettings service, providing affordable, sustainable tenancies & support for a range of tenants who may struggle to access tenancies via mainstream agencies.   

CHALLENGE: StP’s Kitchen Recipes

Linda our kitchen manager will be sharing 25 of our client’s favourite meals over the course of the year. Food that brings warmth, comfort and a taste of ‘home’ always goes down a treat. We’ll be posting the recipes here. Give them a go, make a donation and send us / share a picture of your dish on social media (#stpetrocks25) – enjoy!