Donate food for homeless at Christmas

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Santa has arrived on Pinstone Street and he’s asking shoppers to dig deep this Christmas and give to a Sheffield charity.

Apprentices from The Source Skills Academy have designed a festive window display featuring Santa’s Sleigh as part of the Sheffield Showcase exhibition.

They are encouraging city folk to help fill Santa’s sleigh with food which will be donated to the Cathedral Archer Project’s Christmas collection for the homeless.

Ann Cadman, from The Source, said: “The Cathedral Archer Project’s Christmas collection is a fantastic cause that we are proud to support, but we still need the local community to get involved and donate items to help the homeless.

“Our apprentices have shown their Christmas spirit this year and after last year’s success we think Santa’s sleigh will be brimming.”

The sleigh has been designed and built by workers from Sheffield Council contractor, Kier.

Coun Leigh Bramall, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for business and skills, said: “Apprentices from The Source have done a fantastic job on the window displays for what is a very good cause. It’s great that these young people want to get involved to support this local homeless project this Christmas.

“We know many people are facing tough times across the city but we hope people will be able to support this campaign in the run-up to Christmas.

“We’re asking people to donate what they can – however little that may be – to this worthy cause. We’ve had a great response in the last two years and hope people in Sheffield will respond in a similar manner this year.”

The project has brought together businesses and organisations from across the city – all for a good cause.

Anyone who has a donation can take it to The Sheffield Showcase shop, 106 Pinstone Street, until Thursday, December 22.

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