Thank you to our Patrons, Lord and Lady St Levan, who welcomed us to St Michael's Mount and invited us to view the spring gardens.

On Friday 26th April, we were greeted onto St Michael’s Mount by April showers. After crossing the causeway, we set up our yellow flag and were joined by 59 people, including our residents, clients and supporters.

Thanks to the whole team at St Michael’s Mount, especially Jen Holme, who gave us a guided tour of the Spring Gardens. Despite the rain, there was lots of spring fun to be had whilst exploring the beautiful gardens, the yellow flowers of which were complimented by our yellow umbrellas. 

The event gave an important boost to our clients, some of whom are currently sleeping rough, and gave them the opportunity to explore a Cornish landmark whilst being able to experience some normality and socialise with others. These events are so important for our clients to feel a part of the local community and meet with  new and familiar faces. The event opened up opportunities to find shared interests with others, and enabled our photography-skilled clients to take some photos. 

Our Chief Executive, Henry Meacock, shared:

“ It was lovely to be able to welcome clients, residents, staff, volunteers and trustees to join together for such a special event. There was a true sense of community and shared experience on the day which is what St Petrocs is all about.

Community events like this are so important in bringing people together and helping us share the message that homelessness can be prevented and that it can be ended through collective effort.

Our clients shared their favourite parts of the event:

Despite the rain it was really lovely to see the amazing gardens and to have some time away from the house..."

“being able to see the gardens before the general public was brilliant.... even if it was pouring with rain.”

It was enjoyable, always feels great to see familiar (and new) faces. Thanks for the hot drink"

One of our staff members shared:

“I collected residents from two different houses, none of them have ever met but they quickly became friends and have since exchanged numbers"