Sharp’s Easter Egg Charity Collection a Cracking Success once again!
Sharp Consultancy’s annual Easter Egg Collection Drive reached new heights this year with nearly 40 local businesses donating over 600 Easter eggs to an array of charities and organisations who tackle homelessness in Sheffield.
Consultants from the Sheffield office visited homeless charity Roundabout and the Cathedral Archer project based on Church Street near to Sheffield Cathedral as well as donating chocolate treats to the local Salvation Army and Shelter Sheffield.
After visiting Roundabout, senior consultant Rachael Kerr said: “Seeing the hostel really struck a chord as to how tough some of our young people have it day to day however it was inspiring to see the work done by the guys at Roundabout to help tackle what is a major issue in this region.”
Roundabout CEO Ben Keegan added: “We support over 150 young people in South Yorkshire every day who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness, working with some of the most vulnerable young people in our region.
“These young people often have no family connections; an Easter egg may seem like a small thing but acts of kindness like this mean so much to people who have so little and we are delighted with the support from Sharp Consultancy and its clients through year’s Easter Egg Collection.”
Dan Statham, senior consultant saw first-hand the range of work being undertaken by the Cathedral Archer project and said: “There is a varied programme of activities to help people learn skills, enjoy new experiences and gain accreditation, alongside a structured volunteer programme to help people to grow their confidence and increase their employability. I was very impressed with the passion with which the service is delivered, and with how the project looks to change lives for the better in a highly sustainable way.”
The project also runs a breakfast club donation scheme, where, thanks to generous support from local businesses, they are able to provide clients with a nutritious and filling start to the day served by employees from the donating firms.
Ruby Baker, who works for the project said: “Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming space for homeless adults in Sheffield. We work with people holistically to help change their lives for the better and support approximately 70-80 people every day, working in partnership with organisations to support our clients with medical and dental services, access to hostel and housing provision and specialist providers for those who have drug and alcohol issues.”
Ben Graney, business manager in the Sheffield office of Sharp Consultancy led the campaign and was taken aback by the generosity and efforts by local clients. He said: “I could not quite believe the response that we received! Thank you to everyone that generously donated – it was very much appreciated and fantastically received by both the organisations and the individuals that they look to help.
“For me it was an eye-opening and rewarding experience and I did not realise the extent to which homelessness is an issue in this region; it was inspiring to see the work done by all of the organisations and individuals involved”.
The Sharp Consultancy Easter Egg Collection Drive will return in 2018 – to find out more about how you or your business can support next year’s appeal, please contact Ben Graney on 0114 261 1700 or email@example.com.
To find out more information about any of the projects supported by Sharp Consultancy’s Easter Egg Collection please visit:
Cathedral Archer http://www.archerproject.org.uk/ and http://www.archerproject.org.uk/breakfast_club.php.