Neil Puts His Shirts on St Wilfrid’s

Not only is Neil Warnock back in the Premiership with Crystal Palace, but he also keeps up his support of St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable wherever he goes.  Many years ago Neil promised Kevin Bradley, Centre Director, that when he retired he would donate his football memorabilia to the Centre in order to raise funds.  Last year when he left Leeds, which he thought was his last job, he decided for the quiet life with retirement at his home in Cornwall and so St Wilf’s got the shirts.  However, when the Palace came calling Neil could not resist one last shot at the Premiership.  The donated shirts went up for auction at Sheffield Auction Gallery recently and together with shirts sold privately, the total raised for the Centre totalled £2,500.

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Kevin and Neil are still in contact and our picture shows them together with Sheffield United legend, Tony Currie who is also a great ambassador for St Wilfrid’s.


Owls win St Wilfrid’s Derby Day Cup

St Wilfrids Derby Day 3 sEx-Sheffield United and England legend, Tony Currie refereed a thrilling encounter at the Umix Centre when clients of St Wilfrid’s competed for the Derby Day Cup.  Supporters of Wednesday and United traditionally play out this fixture twice a year and this time it was the turn of the Owls to come out on top.

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With two minutes to go the scores stood at 1-1 and our old friend, Tony Currie was getting ready to arrange penalties.  However, a late strike in the last minute meant the Owls went on to be victorious.

Photographs courtesy of St Wilfrid’s Photography Group