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Can you Help?

St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable is currently increasing the variety of activity groups available to clients at the Centre. The core staff group is supported by over 100 volunteers, but because of the increasing number of vulnerable people who need one to one attention, we seek more to join our team.

St Wilfrid's volunteers

St Wilfrid’s volunteers

Steve Corker

Steve Corker

We have many young people who work with us, but because of their college, university or work commitments they tend to be short term placements, though the satisfaction and experience they gain from working with us is invaluable. However, we welcome people from the age of 18 upwards, including those who have retired or perhaps given up work to concentrate on childcare.  No qualifications or experience is necessarily required and we ask for a minimum regular commitment of ½ a day a week.

If you feel that you could be part of this valuable team of volunteers, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Steve Corker, 0114 2555720 or stephen.corker@stwilfridscentre.org.

If you have ever thought of volunteering do it now, your Centre needs you!

Trip to WWI Exhibition

Four trips were arranged for clients to visit the WWI Exhibition, ‘Sheffield Heals the Wounded’ at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital Medical School.

Dr Derek Cullen, a great supporter of St Wilfrid’s Centre, arranged the exhibition which gave a fascinating glimpse into the part played by the Sheffield Medics during the First World War. A lot of very hard work must have gone into arranging the event and staff and clients from St Wilfrid’s Centre were given personal tours by Dr Cullen.

The clients of the Centre who attend the creative writing group followed their visit up with an exercise in imagining themselves being Medics at that time, using photos taken by the photography group.

Pictured is Dominic, Personal Development Manager at St Wilfrid’s Centre, with Dr Derek Cullen and clients of St Wilfrid’s Centre.

St Wilfrids WW1 trip s

Celebrating Success

Personal Development Awards were presented recently to clients of St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable.

St Wilfrids celebrating success s

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Peter Rippon presented the certificates and was accompanied by his wife Sue, the Lady Mayoress. The Awards were made to people who attend educational classes at the Centre and the awards were in recognition of outstanding work in computer, drama, allotment and skills workshops.

The event was also attended by a great supporter of the Centre Ex England and Sheffield United legend, Tony Currie who commented that, “To hear how much the clients appreciate St Wilf’s is always a very emotional experience and I really love the place.”

In our photograph are the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Peter Rippon, his wife Sue, the Lady Mayoress, Tony Currie ex England and Sheffield United footballer and his wife Liz, together with Kevin Bradley, the Director of the Centre, staff and clients of St Wilfrid’s.

In Aid of St Wilfrid’s

St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable have been the nominated charity of the Sheffield branch of an International Computer Translation Company SDL for the past two years.

The brilliant employees of this young and vibrant organisation have been arranging fundraising events regularly and their latest idea was to bring together all the musical talent from the company to perform a concert in aid of the Centre. Hence ‘The Fuzzy Matches’ were born.

Their first gig in aid of St Wilf’s was held at the Queens Head, Pond Hill on Thursday, 25 September and was an eclectic mix of Folk, Eurovision and Pop music. The gathered audience was entertained and enthralled by the talent and the money raised will go towards St Wilfrid’s Residential project.