Rovers Return with Bishop John
The Charity Walk which has been running for nearly as long as Coronation Street takes place again this year in the Peak District on Friday, 11 September. Bishop John will come out of retirement for the day and return to lead the pack in aid of St Wilfrid’s Residential.
St Wilfrid’s Centre has raised a remarkable £1.7m to build a project for homeless and vulnerable people but is still £300,000 short of the £2m target. The proceeds from the walk will help boost the fund and we are asking people to sponsor from throughout the Diocese. Sponsor forms will be available in all parishes and please do not forget to tick the gift aid box which is very important as an additional 25% is paid to the fund, just for making a tick and entering your address.
Please support Bishop John, who will be joined by Bishop Ralph and his dog, Molly, for some of the 15 mile trek.
Driving St Wilfrid’s
A great afternoon was had by all when a team from car dealership Mike Brewer Motors visited for an afternoon of competition and games at St Wilfrid’s Centre.
St Wilf’s clients challenged their near neighbours, who have a showroom just across the road, to games of table tennis, darts, pool and dominoes.
There was a tremendous atmosphere of friendly competition and everyone threw themselves into the games. With plenty of laughs and good humoured banter, the afternoon’s events ended with St Wilfrid’s clients triumphant with a score of 31 – 29 to Mike Brewer Motors.
John Tustin, Manager of the dealership said, “The team from Mike Brewers had a great time at St Wilfrid’s Centre and although we succumbed to the better team, we couldn’t have had a more entertaining afternoon.”
St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable on Queens Road, Sheffield has helped many thousands of people who are less fortunate for the last 25 years.
The Lord Mayor Visits St Wilfrid’s Centre
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield took time out to visit Beautiful Downtown St Wilfrid’s recently. The Centre for the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded opened its doors to the first citizen of Sheffield, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Talib Hussain and he was thrilled with the experience.
Director, Kevin Bradley, said, “It was a great privilege to have the Lord Mayor visit; it gave a real boost to our clients. The Lord Mayor will be back again and has already booked in to attend the Christmas Dinner party on Wednesday, 23 December.”
Photographs: Helen Lowry