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Sheffield charity’s companions meet the High Sheriff

The High Sheriff meets Helena Muller, the Sheffield charitys chief executive, and Graham Bostock of Emmaus Sheffield.

The High Sheriff meets Helena Muller, the Sheffield charitys chief executive, and Graham Bostock of Emmaus Sheffield.

A Sheffield charity rolled out the red carpet for South Yorkshire’s High Sheriff when she paid a special visit.

Emmaus - based at Sipelia Works, an old cutlery factory - offers accommodation to homeless people in return for them working on one of its enterprises.

Lady Ruby Sykes, the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, took a tour of the centre to find out about its work, including a large shop which sells bric-a-brac, clothes and household goods.

Residents - known at Emmaus as ‘companions’ - are hoping to raise enough cash to restore the entire Sipelia Works building and provide more accommodation.

Graham Bostock, community manager at Emmaus Sheffield, said: “We like to think that we offer a safe place for people who have been homeless to live and work. They all contribute to the life of the community here.

“We give them our trust and we offer them opportunities, support and hope for the future.”

 

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