Department donates at Christmas time.
Today staff and students from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Department of Computer Science generously donated food, clothing, toiletries and sleeping bags to The Cathedral Archer Project.
Members of the Estates team at the University of Sheffield drove two vans loaded with over 30 large sacks of essential items to help the homeless in Sheffield.
The Cathedral Archer Project is a day centre that supports homeless adults by offering crisis support, access to medical services and offers activities and support that will help them take steps to change their lives. Last year the project helped over 1,000 people in Sheffield, which over 580 were new to the project or had not visited in the last 12 months.
Jo Heery, PA to the Head of Department, coordinated the contribution by the Department of Computer Science; "I was contacted by my colleague Gillian Rhodes in CBE about the Cathedral Archer Project collection and thought this was a great project to get involved in. Having previously volunteered at the centre I was even more aware about the struggles the people have to face and instinctively wanted to get involved. I approached our Head of Department , Professor Guy Brown, who was very supportive. The donations from the Department of Computer Science were very well received and I would personally like to thank everyone who got involved."
If you wish to donate there is a list of items that the Project still desperately require on their website