SANTA’S sleigh is parked up in Sheffield city centre and Father Christmas has launched an appeal for city residents to help load it with food for the homeless.
Apprentices from The Source Skills Academy have designed a Christmas window display featuring Santa’s Sleigh as part of the Sheffield Showcase exhibition on Pinstone Street.
And they are encouraging residents to help fill Santa’s sleigh with food that will then be donated to Sheffield Cathedral’s Archer Project’s Christmas collection for the homeless.
The deadline for the donations is this Thursday.
Coun Leigh Bramall, Sheffield Council cabinet member for business, skills and transport said: “Apprentices from The Source have done a fantastic job on the window displays for what is a very good cause.
“It’s great these young people want to get involved to support this homelessness project this Christmas.
“We know many people are facing tough times across the city. However, we hope people will be able to support this campaign in the run up to Christmas.
“We’re asking people to donate what they can – however little that may be – to this worthy cause.
“We had a great response in the last two years and hope people in Sheffield will respond in a similar manner this year.”
The project has brought together businesses and organisations from across the city – all for a good cause.
The council, Kier Sheffield, which designed and constructed the sleigh, and The Source have all been involved.
n Anyone who has a donation can take them to Sheffield Showcase, Pinstone Street.