Posh Nosh Day
Dicky bows and posh frocks were the order of the day recently at St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable when they celebrated ‘Posh Nosh’ day.
The clients were treated to a culinary extravaganza, overseen by Catering Supervisor, Pamela Corkell. The menu included prawn cocktail, followed by roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and vegetables. Pancakes, ice-cream and pomegranate sauce were served as dessert and the meal concluded with coffee. Orchestral music played in the background and prizes were awarded to the best dressed man and woman.
Director of the Centre Kevin Bradley commented, “It was a wonderful day with a great buzz and a privilege for the staff to serve the clients.” Kevin went on to explain, “The serious side of the day was to encourage clients to partake of a good nutritious meal at the Centre daily, and to bring some cheer to the cold January days. It was also a great opportunity to give clients the chance to dress up, and the clothing store at St Wilf’s proved to be a valuable asset.”
St Wilfrid’s Centre continues its efforts to fundraise to build a residential project for homeless and vulnerable people. If anyone wishes to contribute, please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/StWilfrid’sCentre or telephone Kevin at the Centre on 0114 2555720.
Star Students Support St Wilf’s
Students at Mount St Mary’s College, Spinkhill recently presented St Wilfrid’s Centre Director, Kevin Bradley with a cheque for £2523.16. The Chaplain of the school, Fr Simon Ellis, had contacted Kevin late last year about the possibility of the students raising funds for the new residential unit for the homeless and vulnerable. Fr Simon, together with Alistair and Natasha, arranged a series of events including ‘The Brothers’ walk to Barlborough Hall School, a Sleep Out at the College, a Penalty Shoot Out attended by England International, Tony Currie and many other events in and around the school.
Kevin Bradley said, “The College has been brilliant for St Wilfrid’s Centre for many years, especially with their annual donation at Christmas for the clients. This latest fundraising venture is really appreciated and is a tribute to the young people who attend The Mount”.