Rick Stein’s St Petroc’s Bistro raises £5,500 for local charity, St Petrocs.
Rick Stein and Jill Stein’s St Petroc’s Bistro in Padstow has raised £5,500 for Truro based charity, St Petrocs.
The money was raised through charity lunches with diners enjoying a special three course menu for £15.95 plus a £2 donation straight to St Petrocs.
Guests enjoyed classic dishes from Rick’s menus, including fish and shellfish soup, hake with spring onion mash and soy butter, and sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream, whilst raising money for a great cause.
St Petrocs is a local organisation working to end street homelessness in Cornwall by providing accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people. Earlier in the year, Rick Stein Head Chef Mark O’Hagan and General Manager, Julia Geall volunteered in their soup kitchen and got to see the impact the charity is having on so many lives.
Julia commented: “After visiting the charity earlier in the year, the whole bistro team were so excited to be helping St Petrocs homeless charity through our lunches. There is such a buzz around our charity lunches – it really feels like a community hub during the Cornish winter, with so many local residents and returning guests coming together in our cosy bistro for some great food and wine whilst helping a worthy cause. Our team would like to thank everyone who joined us and donated. We hope to welcome everyone again soon”.
Lois Wild from St Petrocs commented: “We wish to say a huge thank you to all at St Petroc’s Bistro and to the wider Stein team for their continued support of St Petrocs and for helping us in our mission to end street homelessness in Cornwall. It has meant so much to us at this time. Winter is an incredibly difficult time for people when they don’t have a place to call home and are facing a night on the streets. This support will help us going forward into the new year with our winter services and our winter night shelters.
The delicious charity lunches have raised a phenomenal amount of funds to help us deliver our work, but also has raised awareness amongst those who dined at the restaurant. As a consequence, there has been an increased visibility of our work and raised awareness of homelessness. We’ve been overwhelmed to see how people have been so generous in their support to people experiencing homelessness through these lunches.
A sincere thank you, from one St Petrocs to another!”