Police cash boost for Sheffield day centre

Police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright, St Wilfrid's director Kevin Bradley and Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield as Mr Wright hands a grant of �30,000 to St Wilfrid's.

Police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright, St Wilfrid's director Kevin Bradley and Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield as Mr Wright hands a grant of �30,000 to St Wilfrid's.

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A day centre which helps and supports homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield has been given a funding boost.

Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner, has presented £29,574 to St Wilfrid’s Day Centre in Highfield.

St Wilfrid’s welcomes adults aged from 18 to 65 years and offers them access to welfare and educational facilities.

As well as receiving practical help, which may include food, showers and clothing, clients are also encouraged to take part in the centre’s personal development programme.

Kevin Bradley, project director, said he was delighted with the support.

Mr Bradley said: “Mr Wright awarded the money to St Wilfrid’s as part of his first round of grant funding which was launched earlier in the year,” he said.

“He visited the centre with Paul Blomfield, Sheffield Central MP, to present the centre with a cheque.”

“We are grateful for the support and also to the local police, who take regular interest in our activities and are always on hand to help and advise in any way.”

Mr Wright said: “I thoroughly enjoyed visiting St Wilfrid’s and it was an honour to present them with a cheque for the grant funding.

“The staff and volunteers do a fantastic job and the support they offer is crucial to the people who attend.”

Mr Blomfield said: “St Wilfrid’s is a fantastic charity, with which I have a close relationship, and which undertakes work with some of the city’s most vulnerable people.”

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