Sheffield firm gets creative to help city’s homeless

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A Sheffield firm hosted a fundraising dinner to help the city’s homeless.

Digital agency Hydra Creative teamed up with the Cathedral Archer Project, which runs a breakfast club for homeless men and women, to host the ‘Dine To Make A Difference’ event.

The dinner, at Sparks restaurant, which is part of Sheffield College, was attended by representatives of businesses from across Sheffield.

Since November 2013, Hydra Creative has been involved in a number of fundraising activities for the Cathedral Archer Project.

The firm has also been a corporate member of the charity’s breakfast club, which gives businesses the opportunity to give serve breakfasts to those without a roof over their head.

Amy Dixon, from Hydra Creative, said: “The work that the charity does is amazing and we just wanted to show our support.

“Homelessness can affect anyone at any time, and so the invaluable support offered by the charity means that people who find themselves in this terrible situation can access the help they desperately need.

“We chose Sparks Restaurant as our venue as the catering students do a fantastic job, headed up by a MasterChef of Great Britain, so we knew the food would be impeccable.”

Jade Hearsum, of the Cathedral Archer Project, said “It has been fab to work with Amy and the team at Hydra, they have supported us for the past two years and it’s been fantastic.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support for Dine to Make a Difference.”

The Cathedral Archer Project on Campo Lane provides a free breakfast for the city’s homeless as well as washing facilities, support and advice.

It also runs a number of courses for the homeless.