Style Uniforms donates an early Christmas present to Sheffield’s homeless

14 Dec


Sheffield’s design and manufacturer of bespoke corporate uniforms, Style Uniforms, has stepped in to make a massive difference to many of the city’s homeless people this Christmas, with a donation of nearly 100 all-weather jackets to be distributed by the charity, Homeless & Rootless at Christmas (HARC).

Style Uniforms and HARC web

Damian Dugdale and Peter Morris from Style Uniforms hand over boxes of jackets to Julie Roberts from HARC

HARC runs a drop-in service each year; this year it is based at the Cathedral Archer Project on Campo Lane in the centre of Sheffield. It provides, food, clothing and a range of health services as well as entertainment. HARC will be open from the morning of 24th December until lunchtime on the 1st January, 2017. While all the other support services for the homeless in Sheffield close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, HARC is the only one of its kind that stays open, thanks to the generosity of the volunteers that run the service.

Julie Roberts is a Trustee of HARC and welcomed the support from Style Uniforms.

“This is an amazingly generous donation from Style Uniforms that will make a massive difference to the people we support who may be sleeping rough this winter – it could mean the difference between life and death for some of them and we can’t thank Style enough for the wonderful generosity,” said Julie Roberts.

Style Uniforms Director, Damian Dugdale, says the company is more than happy to be able to help the less fortunate at this time of year. “We are a Sheffield based company and believe we have a corporate social responsibility to uphold in our own city. If we can help in any way, we will. HARC does a terrific job in looking after the homeless at one of the most challenging times of the year and we are proud to be associated with its work,” said Damian Dugdale.

Style Uniforms is based on the Manor Business Park, Sheffield from where it provides services to clients in the healthcare, hospitality, leisure and retail sectors all over the UK