Water donation helps Sheffield’s homeless during warm spell

(L-R) Cathedral Archer Project Marketing Assistant Danny Magill, Approved Food Marketing Executive Jack Walker and Founder Dan Cluderay and Cathedral Archer Project Support Worker Kim Willis.
(L-R) Cathedral Archer Project Marketing Assistant Danny Magill, Approved Food Marketing Executive Jack Walker and Founder Dan Cluderay and Cathedral Archer Project Support Worker Kim Willis.
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A Sheffield firm has donated hundreds of bottles to help keep the city’s homeless hydrated during the summer.

Workers from online discount grocer Approved Food donated 240 bottles of water to the Cathedral Archer Project after the charity put out an online warning about the dangers of sunburn and dehydration facing people living on the street when the weather is warm.

Tim Renshaw, chief executive of the Cathedral Archer Project, said it was a welcome donation.

“Summer is an extremely difficult time for homeless people, there are a number of risks from dehydration to sunburn and sun stroke,” he said.

“We are very grateful to Approved Food for donating the water to us, we will be able to help many of the vulnerable people we support avoid dehydration during the upcoming heatwave.”

Sheffield is due to enjoy fine weather this week with temperatures getting up to 21C.

The Archer Project is also appealing for donations of tinned meat, fish and sugar for its food parcels.

Volunteers are also in ‘desperate need’ of men and women’s underwear and socks in all sizes, as well as large dinner plates for its canteen.

The Archer Project has been running since 1989, moving to its own purpose-built premises in the cathedral in 2007.

It aims to help homeless people lead fulfilling, stable and enjoyable lives.

n Contact the Archer Project on 0114 263 6970.