Local Homeless Centre on the Road to Success Thanks to Sheffield Car Dealer
Sheffield dealership and service centre Mike Brewer Motors helps spread some Christmas cheer by donating over £8,000 to St Wilfrid’s Centre.
The Centre, who have been supporting the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded of Sheffield for the last 24 years, were delighted with the donation, from Bramall Lane neighbours Mike Brewer Motors. TV presenter, Mike Brewer was in America, filming the next season of Wheeler Dealers; so colleague John Tustin was on hand to deliver the cheque.
He said, “This is the first time we have been able to make such a sizeable donation, and we were keen to donate to a charity that works locally. When we visited, we were amazed at the amount of help they provide to those who need it, and all without any government funding. The fact that they are continuing to look for ways to do more is inspirational. We’re very proud to help – especially at this time of year – a charity that not only provides such great services, but does so from right across the street from our site!”
Kevin Bradley, Director at St Wilfrid’s Centre added, “It is fantastic to be chosen to receive such a valuable donation, and we are very grateful to Mike Brewer Motors. This money will enable us to improve the services that we offer to vulnerable people in Sheffield.”
Our photograph shows St Wilfrid’s Centre Director, Kevin Bradley, (left) accepting the cheque from Mike Brewer Motors’ Manager, John Tustin.
When St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless and vulnerable recently received a donation specifically for a life-size mascot, the problem was not what to call it, but what it should look like.
Development Manager, Deb Leonard immediately contacted Westbourne School in Sheffield, who the Centre had been working with, and asked them to get pupils to put in their designs.
The pupils submitted their entries, which were judged by Director, Kevin Bradley and he went along to present the award at their Christmas Assembly to winner, Year 3 pupil Elizabeth Goodfellow. Kevin also presented a plaque and a voucher for the Centre’s shop to make an individualised clock of her choice.