1st October 2021

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


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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* WANTED: Lego Bricks

Do you have any unwanted lego bricks to help with our Spring Appeal? Donations can be dropped at Petrock’s Place. All will be revealed soon – watch this space. Thank you!



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.



A big thank you to everyone who contributed messages, wishes and cards to our Christmas Wishing Wheel via Petrock’s Place in December. The wheel was on display in StP’s centre throughout the Christmas period for our clients to read and add to.  Many people we support can feel isolated & cut off from the community, and human, personal messages like these really help. Thank you. 



Come along to our friendly ‘Make Do & Mend’ events to help repair rough-sleeper clothing & breathe new life into donations.

Our group scheduled for 11th January has been postponed due to Covid concerns, but we’ll be in touch with a new date soon.



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)

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.

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.




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