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Sheffield Sheriff gives last award

Lady Ruby Sykes presents Charles Gillespie, of St Wilfrid's Centre with a High Sheriff Award, which will be the last Lady Ruby Sykes will present. Picture: Andrew Roe

Lady Ruby Sykes presents Charles Gillespie, of St Wilfrid's Centre with a High Sheriff Award, which will be the last Lady Ruby Sykes will present. Picture: Andrew Roe

Well known Sheffield cause St Wilfrid’s has been given another community award to celebrate.

The organisation was handed the plaudit by the outgoing High Sheriff of South Yorkshire Lady Ruby Sykes during her last day in office on Monday, in recognition of its service to homeless and vulnerable people in the city.

During her visit she also met people who use the centre, and staff.

Kevin Bradley, director of the centre which is based on Queen’s Road in Heeley, said: “We are very pleased with the award.

“It is lovely to be recognised for what we do.

“We are going to put it next to our other award from the Queen which we got a couple of years ago.

“There is quite a collection of them now!

“It was also the last award that the High Sheriff has given out in her time in office, which is special.”

The award honours the ‘valuable and dedicated service to the community’ made by St Wilfrid’s on behalf of the residents of the county.

The centre is currently raising money to build a residential unit where people can live for up to two years while attending classes at the day centre.

Lady Sykes, of Hathersage, has now been replaced in her role by the new high sheriff for 2014-15, John Clive Bramah.

 

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