Josie Brooks

Josie Brooks, new Director of St Wilfrid’s, has been getting to know the Centre over the last month.

  Josie has now completed six weeks at St Wilf’s and, as well as all the work within the Centre, has already been in touch with many local organisations who work to help vulnerable people and support the work of the Centre.  Some of the following organisations you will know, others may be unknown, but do look them up as they are valuable partners of St Wilf’s and do great work: Restore House; Common Purpose; Sheffield Agencies for Vulnerable and Excluded (SAVE); The Suit Works; Medina Mosque; City of Sanctuary; Shiloh (day centre in Rotherham); Adullah Housing; Nomad; SVP Furniture Store; Young Foundation; Heeley City Farm and Voluntary Action Sheffield.  St Wilf’s are looking forward to continuing their work with these and many other organisations.  If you know of any organisation which may be able to enhance our ability to work with vulnerable people, please do not hesitate to let us know.

  St Wilfrid’s Centre is also continuing to work with old and new supporters of the Centre, keeping in touch with Sheffield United; Owlerton Stadium; Greyspace; Efficiency North; John Lewis; Pyramid Carpets, the Bradbury Group and all our funders.

  Thank you to all St Wilfrid’s supporters, it is exciting to be looking forward to continuing these valuable relationships for many years to come.

Sports Day Fun at St Wilf’s


The sun made a special appearance at St Wilfrid’s Centre’s annual sports day. Staff and volunteers organised a good old fashioned event for the clients when all joined in with welly wanging, handbag hurling and an exciting two heat three legged race.


  Josie, the new Director of St Wilf’s, took an active part and teamed up with client Julie to ‘run’ in the second heat but, unfortunately, did not qualify for the final!  The popular egg and spoon race was as always a closely fought scramble, with Paul being egged on by the crowd to beat the competition.


  The morning over and it was time for a delicious barbecue, followed with ice-cream, served by Pamela and the kitchen volunteers.

  Once the food was consumed it was time for rounders.  Teams were chosen and battle took place.  It was one of the best games of rounders St Wilf’s had ever played with clients, staff and volunteers all taking part in the excitement.  The Shoreham Street Sharks rose to the challenge and beat the Queens Road Runners by 124 to 103 points.