Dave Footitt came to city charity Emmaus Sheffield as a formerly homeless man looking to rebuild his future.
And having spent time as a companion at the working community, Dave has now joined the charity’s full time staff in a position as community housekeeper and cook.
“We are delighted to welcome Dave to the team,” said Emmaus Sheffield’s deputy manager Charley Fedorenko.
“In the months he has been with us Dave has demonstrated a great determination to succeed.
“His cooking skills have impressed everybody and he is going to be able to pass on that knowledge to the other companions at the same time as providing a great selection of meals.”
Learn how to grow produce
Discover the joy of growing your own at an open day organised by Sheffield Organic Growers on July 8.
There will be a raft of activities on offer, from tours of the site off Lightwood Lane, Norton, fruit picking and even yoga for gardeners or hand massage.
To satisfy immediate appetites there will also be food on offer, from light lunches to cream teas. Plant based food specialist pop up SHED will also be there on the day, which runs from 12-4pm.
A special edition bottle of Henderson’s Relish has gone on sale to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sheffield’s Tramlines music festival this month.
Profits will raise money for the Sheffield S6 Foodbank.
Henderson’s Relish general manager, Matt Davies, said: “We are celebrating 10 years of great music at Tramlines in Sheffield, and raising money to help people in our city who are in crisis.”