A group of apprentices have been proving it is the season for giving by helping to support homeless people in Sheffield.
Joe Battle, Ashley Sellers and Luke Norbury, who are completing highways apprenticeships with Sheffield Council contractor Amey, used their Community Involvement Day to help serve soup at Cathedral Archer Project’s annual carol service.
More than 200 people filled Sheffield Cathedral in the heart of the city centre for the popular service, after which the congregation and the homeless were invited to enjoy soup and refreshments.
Joe, aged 24,, who works for Amey’s Streets Ahead team, served soup again this year after rolling up his sleeves to do the same last year.
He said: “I wanted to get involved again as it’s for a good cause and people should be sticking together at this time of year. The work that Cathedral Archer Project does is fantastic and it’s great that people who need shelter have somewhere to come, not just at Christmas time, but all year round.”
All Amey employees are entitled to a Community Involvement Day, which they can use to help a good cause.
Rob Allen, Streets Ahead business director, said: “It’s great to see so many of Amey’s employees using their days for such worthwhile causes.
“We can really make a difference by giving something back to the community where we live and work.”
Cathedral Archer Project was Streets Ahead’s chosen charity for 2014.
Caring employees have used their Community Investment Day in a number of ways to support the project over the past 12 months.