1st October 2021

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Petrock’s Place, our pop-up hub and vintage charity shop opens 10am – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday at 19 Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 2JB.

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This exciting new project aims to boost local sustainability, re-cycle & re-purpose donations, provide volunteering and training opportunities, and engage with the Exeter community around homelessness issues in our city.

This is a project for the whole Exeter community – and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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* DONATIONS

We are now taking donations at 19 Paris Street. Can you help with any of the following?

*Good-quality clothing

*Good-quality bric-a-brac items (vintage-style)

Please note that we are unable to take any bedding, duvets or pillows (other than sleeping bags).You may wish to contact Turntable Furniture with these items.

Donations can be dropped directly at our new shop at 19 Paris Street, EX1 2JB (opposite Next / park & ride stop). We are currently taking donations 10am – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday. If coming by car, you can drive up to our rear door near the entrance to Bampfylde Street carpark.

Rear entrance behind the row of shops on Paris Street

We are also now taking clothes & item donations for our rough-sleeper services at Petrock’s Place. Our clients will always be given first priority when sorting items.

IMPORTANT: Please do not leave items in the evenings or weekends, as they are likely to be taken or damaged.

As we’re trying to run sustainably and reduce waste, please be considerate and donate items of a quality you’d be happy to buy! Thank you.

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* VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for enthusiastic, team-spirited volunteers with a ‘can-do’ attitude to join our team.

Working alongside our shop-manager, this is a great opportunity to gain experience in a retail environment and make new friends. Volunteers should be able to commit to (at least) a 3 hour shift per week.

Please see our volunteer role description for details of what’s involved, and download a volunteer application form. Completed forms should be emailed to info@stpetrocks.org.uk or posted to the address shown on the form.

Volunteer role description
PP Volunteer application form

* PETROCK’S PATCHERS

Regular meeting of the Petrock’s Patchers Drop-In Group are re-starting.
The aim of the group, which is open to anyone, is to contribute to the work of St Petrock’s by restoring  life into second-hand clothes and textiles by mending, upcycling and re-purposing.  Participants can contribute created items to Petrock’s Place for re-sale or for use by people who are experiencing homelessness.


Items up-cycled  by the Patchers in the last few months have been: tunics made out of sheets, a gown made out of a sari, upcycled fabric brooches, knitted hats, patchwork tote bags and a small striped tepee!


Bring your own sewing equipment (hand-sewing only for the time being) and a project to share if you have one. We will also have items to mend and fabric available for your use.


All welcome – free entry.

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* LEGO CHALLENGE

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Together, we’ll be building a house throughout 2022 – with lego!

Call into Petrock’s Place Shop to sponsor & place your brick. All proceeds will directly support St Petrock’s housing & homelessness services – helping people towards a place that they can call ‘home’.

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* 2022 EXETER CALENDAR & LOCAL ARTISTS

An Exeter Calendar 2022, designed by local artist Chris Marriott, is (exclusively) on sale at Petrock’s Place – featuring colourful and instantly-recognisable sites around the city (StP’s features for ‘August’). Do call in for your copy. Chris’ cards showing other local scenes are also available, alongside cards from other local artists.

You can also pick up a copy of ‘Sally the Seagull’ – a beautiful illustrated story about a seagull who is rescued by someone experiencing homelessness, by local author Naomi Cavender.

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