Woolly Hat Day to help Sheffield’s homeless

Woolly Hat: Adrian Budgen.
Woolly Hat: Adrian Budgen.
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HATTER boy! If you want to get ahead - get a hat, or so the saying goes.

And Adrian Budgen, from Irwin Mitchell, is helping Sheffield’s Cathedral Archer Project to do just that by backing its Woolly Hat Day tomorrow.

The Archer Project, celebrating 20-years helping homeless people in the city this year, is asking people to wear a woolly hat and make a donation to the Project.

Many schools, companies and individuals have signed up to take part, in a bid to raise vital funds for the project, which is based at the rear of Sheffield Cathedral.

Adrian, pictured here entering into the spirit of things, said: “I am supporting Woolly Hat Day because the Archer Project supports some of the most vulnerable in Sheffield and they need our help. This is an easy way to make a difference.”

Organisers hope Woolly Hat Day could become an annual fundraiser to highlight the work of the project, which provides homeless people with food, sleeping rough packs, accommodation help and advice.

“It’s really easy to take part. Just wear a woolly – and send in your donations,’’ said spokeswoman Tracy Viner.

It has been 20 years since the congregation at Sheffield Cathedral first gave tea and toast to the homeless that came in for shelter during the morning services.

To mark the occasion, volunteers recently gave the congregation tea and toast after their service on Sunday.

The project has also launched an appeal for £20 for 20 years, asking people to send in donations or give online.

There is an exhibition about the history of the project at the back of the Cathedral which is open for anyone to come and see from now until Christmas.

More details about how to help at archerproject.org.uk - click the link in the column on the right.

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