Sheffield charity walk gains Bishop’s support

Last year's Bishop's Walk raised thousands of pounds for Sheffield's St Wilfrid's Centre

Last year's Bishop's Walk raised thousands of pounds for Sheffield's St Wilfrid's Centre

The Bishop of Hallam will be among a caring group of walkers putting their best foot forward for a Sheffield homeless charity.

The Rt Rev Ralph Heskett has signed up for the St Wilfrid’s Centre’s annual Bishop’s Walk, which will raise cash for the centre’s residential unit fund.

Based on Queens Road in Sheffield, the St Wilfrid’s Centre supports homeless and vulnerable people through a range of day centre services.

The charity is soon to expand its services with the addition of a residential unit which will provide accommodation for up to 50 of its most in-need clients.

Tenants will attend classes at the day centre Monday to Friday, allowing them to increase their employability and social skills.

This year’s Bishop’s Walk on September 5 will follow a 15-mile route around Ladybower, Derwent and Howden.

Rev Heskett will be joined on the trek by the former Bishop of Hallam, John Rawsthorne, as well as local business representatives, priests, headteachers and centre volunteers and staff.

Kevin Bradley, director of St Wilfrid’s Centre, said: “The walk is very important to us and is a great place for people from all walks of life to mix informally.

“The money raised provides a lifeline for many people, so we are asking people to be generous in their support and help us achieve our dream of creating a residential unit.”

Last year’s Bishop’s Walk raised £15,000 for the charity.

n To sponsor Kevin on the Bishop’s Walk, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KevinPBradley, or call 0114 255 5720.




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