St Petrocs is pleased to announce it's new Chair of Trustees, Margie Ricardo. Margie has a long involvement with St Petrocs, running a weekly art group for clients from Truro Resource Centre as a volunteer. She became a trustee in 2019.

A message from Margie as she becomes Chair:

I first came across St Petrocs when I was a trustee of the Cornwall Community Foundation. At the time I was living in Wiltshire. On my return to Cornwall, eleven years ago, I decided to run a drop in art group for those sleeping rough , which I still do on Thursday mornings in Truro. I was invited to come on the board and subsequently I became joint Vice Chair and at the last board meeting I became Chair. What an incredible journey and what an honour to be the Chair of such a fantastic charity.

St Petrocs helps people climb from the depths of despair to living a fulfilled life. Regaining their self respect and becoming fully independent. From rescuing them off the street, housing them in our supported accommodation and thanks to the Vocational Development Protramme getting people on courses, back into training and subsequently back into work and self-supporting accommodation.

Sadly owing to the increasing difficulties with our economy St Petrocs is going to be needed more and more. And it will be the role of St Petrocs to give homeless people a voice. And that voice will have to be Very Loud.

Margie Ricardo
Chair of St Petrocs

Margie takes on the role following John Cousins, who has stepped down as Chair after two years, and ten years as a trustee. We are incredibly thankful for John's calm and steadfast leadership and direction through his time on the board.