Bishops’ Walk

The seventeenth annual Bishop’s Walk organised by St Wilfrid’s Centre took place on Friday, 11 September in aid of the Residential Fund. The event was notable as it welcomed the return of Emeritus Bishop John, together with Bishop Ralph.  The 15 mile route was completed by staff, clients and volunteers, along with many supporters who were sponsored for their efforts.

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This year’s group of walkers with Bishop Ralph at the front with his dog, Molly, and Emeritus Bishop John at the back of the group

St Wilfrid’s has so far raised £1.8m towards the project and in their efforts to find the additional £250,000 hoped the walk would bring in the much needed funds.

Bishop Ralph with Kevin Bradley (left) during the walk

Bishop Ralph with Kevin Bradley (left) during the walk

The route took in Curbar and Froggatt Edge, Stoney Middleton, Rowland, Hassop and Chatsworth in what turned out to be a very arduous trek on a beautiful day. St Wilfrid’s Director, Kevin Bradley said, “It was great to have Emeritus Bishop John and Bishop Ralph with us and it was a wonderful walk.  The serious part of it is, of course, the money raised and we hope to raise up to £20,000 for our residential project.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor the Bishops in retrospect, please contact Kevin Bradley on 0114 2555720.


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Pupils from Westbourne School in Sheffield chose St Wilfrid’s Centre as its charity of the year. As part of their fundraising they designed a new mascot for St Wilfrid’s.  The winning entry, Wilfrid Bear, was provided by Elizabeth Goodfellow.

Our photograph above right shows Kevin Bradley receiving a cheque for £2771.04 which was the result of the children’s year of fundraising, accompanied by Wilfrid Bear.

Personal Development Awards

St Wilfrids PDA 2015 1 sThe Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain presented Personal Development Awards to clients at St Wilfrid’s Centre.

St Wilfrids PDA 2015 2 sCertificates were given for work with computers, in art and crafts, pottery, literacy, numeracy, drama and photography to 30 very proud clients. The celebration was also attended by England Band boss, John Hemmingham, who provided the appropriate fanfares for the occasion.  Kevin Bradley, Director of St Wilfrid’s Centre said, “I sincerely believe that everyone has a gift, regardless of their disadvantages and it is simply our job at St Wilf’s to unearth this.”

St Wilfrid’s is at the moment building a £2m project for homeless people on Queens Road in Sheffield. The shortfall in funding currently stands at £250,000 and local people are asked to support the campaign.  Anyone wishing to make a donation, please contact Kevin Bradley on 0114 2555720.