Signs of Success at St Wilf’s

St Wilfrids signs of success s

The four just men pictured are among many people at St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable who are learning new skills. The magnificent work that they produce together in the skills workshop is highlighted by banners and signs that are made for individuals and companies throughout the city. The ones shown in the picture were however for our own use and advertise St Wilf’s residential apartments being built adjacent to the day centre. Anyone interested in helping St Wilfrid’s and ordering signs or banners should contact Dominic Maloney on 0114 2555720, who will give you a favourable quote. Remember there is only one St Wilfrid’s Centre.

Pictured above, left to right Alan, Chris, Mohammed and volunteer, Brian.

Singing in the Rain at St Wilfrid’s

Despite a torrential downpour at lunchtime during their sports day, the clients, staff and volunteers of St Wilfrid’s Centre were not deterred.

It really turned out to be a fantastic event which included ‘fun for all’ games, which concluded with a penalty shoot out. Barbecue lunch was then served by the Centre’s cook, Pamela Corkell, and the catering team who provided a barbecue fit for kings and queens, finished off with a delicious ice cream cone.

St Wilfrids singing in the rain sHowever, during the serving of the barbecue the heavens opened, but this failed to dampen spirits and around eighty people gathered under the gazebos that had been erected at the games day at the Umix Centre. An impromptu version of ‘Singing in the Rain’ was started by Pam, complete with bright yellow umbrella, and the chorus resounded to all around.

In the afternoon a rounders match between clients was arranged by Project Worker, Angela Satur and the ‘Blues’ went on to beat the ‘Reds’ in bright sunshine.


Best Team in the Land

St Wilfrids staff day out s

The Chelsea Team Manager, Jose Mourinho, recently described his team as the best team in the land, but that was before he had heard of the staff team from St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield. The team that facilitate the remarkable St Wilf’s were recently rewarded with a staff team day in Nottinghamshire. The posh day out included a trip to the impressive Southwell Minster and, although it rained on their parade, it didn’t spoil a truly enjoyable day out. Team Coach and Director, Kevin Bradley said the team thoroughly deserved a good day out for all the brilliant work that they do. They really are the ‘Special One’s’!

We Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside!

Thursday, 13 August saw a group of fifty clients and staff from St Wilfrid’s Centre take a coach trip to the seaside resort of Bridlington.

St Wilfrids trip to Brid sThe weather held out, and they enjoyed games on the beach, fish and chips on the seafront, and some intrepid souls even went on the funfair rides!

Pictured in the foreground are a group who decided to take to the seas on the ‘Yorkshire Belle’ pleasure boat, spending an hour cruising up to Flamborough Head and seeing the sights of the coastline. For some, the opportunity to sail on a boat is rare, and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.