Helping the homeless in Sheffield

26 Jun

2017

I'm delighted to have been appointed as one of the new Community Ambassadors for Homeless and Rootless at Christmas (HARC). The charity was founded in Sheffield in 1989. HARC provides a safe haven for vulnerable men and women during the days over the Christmas period when other services are closed. It provides three hot meals a day as well as a host of other services such as health care advice, clothing and laundry.

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HARC is run by volunteers and a part-time project manager. Last Christmas it was based at the Cathedral Archer project, where it was open for nine days over the festive period.

As a HARC Ambassadors, I will be helping to ‘tell the HARC story’ by maintaining relationships with regular donors in our local community such as schools, churches and community groups as well as reaching out to organisations that have not interacted with it before and want to know more about its work in Sheffield.

A key task of mine this year is to reach out to the business community in Sheffield and to help them engage with the project. If you company or organisation wants to know more about HARC, the reasons it exists in the UK's fourth largest city and what you can do to help, then please get in touch. I'll be happy to come along and give you and your team a short talk about HARC, the work we do and what it can mean to be homeless and lonely at a time when very many others are celebrating.

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