Special night at Sheffield’s Owlerton stadium raises £3k for city homelessness charity

John Gilburn, managing director, Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, left, presents a cheque to Kevin Bradley, director of St Wilfrid's Centre, Sheffield.
John Gilburn, managing director, Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, left, presents a cheque to Kevin Bradley, director of St Wilfrid's Centre, Sheffield.
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A Sheffield charity is a step nearer its dream of a 
£1.8 million centre for the homeless – thanks to a night at the dogs.

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium helped St Wilfrid’s, a day centre for homeless and vulnerable people on Queens Road on Lowfield, to raise more than £3,000 by hosting a race night.

Staff and supporters of St Wilfrid’s enjoyed a meal at the stadium, as well as charity raffle and auction, which raised a total of £3,067.

Kevin Bradley, centre director, said: “We had a fantastic time at the race night and, importantly, raised a significant total towards St Wilfrid’s Residential appeal.

John Gilburn, stadium managing director, said: “We are proud to support such a fantastic local charity.

“The day centre is an incredibly inspiring place and a vital service for many people of all ages.”

n To donate towards the appeal visit www.stwilfridscentre.org/residential-project