Sheffield MPs in red rose relay

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Four Sheffield Labour MPs will be showing a united front as they take part in a fundraising Red Rose Relay walk to raise funds for a charity which helps vulnerable people.

St Wilfrid’s Centre, based on Queens Road, is collecting donations to fund a new residential unit for homeless and vulnerable people.

Paul Blomfield, who represents Sheffield Central constituency, Heeley MP Meg Munn, Brightside and Hillsborough MP David Blunkett and Clive Betts, who represents South East Sheffield, are all participating in the relay walk on Friday.

The 2.5-mile route will go through each MP’s constituency and they will carry a baton which will be passed on to the next politician, before the event ends at St Wilfrid’s.

Mr Blomfield said: “St Wilfrid’s centre provides fantastic support and services for vulnerable adults. We’re supporting their appeal to build a residential unit which will enhance the excellent work already being done there.”

Ms Munn added: “As local Members of Parliament it’s a privilege to be able to help an organisation that gives so much to the community.

Sponsoring us in our Red Rose Relay means you can directly contribute to the exciting new residential project so that St Wilfrid’s can continue to support those who often have nowhere else to go.”

Mr Blunkett said: “Who knows when one of us or our families will need the support of the kind that St Wilfrid’s offer. That’s why at a time of deep austerity we are all doing our best to help those who lose out the most.”

And Mr Betts said: “I am delighted to be taking part and raising money for St Wilfrid’s who do excellent work.”

Kevin Bradley, director at St Wilfrid’s, welcomed the MPs’ efforts.

He said: “It’s great to have our four local MP’s support us in this way.”

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