Opinion: Move helps group Shine

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The good work done by the city’s Shine project to tackle obesity in young people has received a welcome boost after the organisation moved to a new home. It now has a base which is more easily accessible and user-friendly after taking over the Manor Rights Advice building. Its plans for the future sound exciting. Shine wants to install a gym and a kitchen where families can cook healthy budget meals. No wonder project workers are overjoyed by the move. In such austere times when cuts are being made in NHS and council funding, organisations such as Shine hold the key to tackling pressing issues such as obesity. We hope Shine continues to thrive and can spread the word about a healthy diet being key to a better quality of life.

they are the track stars

Hats off to rail workers Alan Johns and Nicky Baxter who have been honoured by their employers. Alan supported a colleague as they were going through some serious issues – being there for them, day and night. Nicky received an award for her willingness to help passengers, always with a smile on her face. Such caring and conscientious staff deserve praise and we are delighted to see them rightly honoured. Meanwhile, Sheffield has retained its ‘best large station’ title for a second year, thanks to an increase in customer praise letters. It’s a pleasure to use the station now and we credit all those who have helped make this possible.

an example to everyone

Squash player Nick Matthews is a Sheffield legend – and an example of this city’s spirit. He shows how refusing to give up despite testing times is the only way to be. Nick overcame a serious shoulder injury to become a double world champion and its this never-say-die attitude which reaps rewards, as he proves.