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World Cup fever recently came to Queens Road, Sheffield when it was decided to organise a Brazilian day at St Wilfrid’s.

This was arranged by Ryan Metcalf, the Branch Manager from the Halifax Meadowhall as part of the Company’s work with charities.  Ryan, who had recently visited the project and been very impressed at the Centre’s work with vulnerable people, nominated St Wilfrid’s as the beneficiary of their ‘Big Lunch’ fundraising this year.

It was a very colourful and musical afternoon with Samba Dancers, a steel band, fun and games and a special football match.  A great day was had by all.  Flags and bunting bedecked the scene and music filled the air.  Over 100 people, including 20 Halifax staff from all over South Yorkshire, enjoyed the event which culminated in the big match between the Halifax and clients of the Centre.

The game was refereed by ex England and Sheffield United legend Tony Currie.  St Wilfrid’s clients ran out winners, 6-5, as the crowd sang ‘When the Saints go marching in’.

The Halifax and St Wilfrid's Centre teams who played each other at a Brazillian themed party at the U-Mix Centre in Asline Road, Sheffield. on Wednesday (18 June 2014).