Tag Archives: British Red Cross

Abseiling challenge raised thousands for charity

The annual abseiling challenge down the sheer face of Hallam University’s Owen Building has raised more than £6000 for the British Red Cross. Despite the rain, dozens of participants took part in the 120 foot abseil down the landmark building that greets arrivals to Sheffield with the words of Andrew Motion’s poem ‘What if?…’ Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Fire service opens doors to the homeless

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on Eyre street have announced their doors are opened to rough sleepers and those at risk of being on the street as cold winter weather returns this weekend. The city centre headquarters has been converted into a place to sleep since Friday and will remain so for the rest of the weekend. British Red Cross volunteers will be on hand to welcome people and provide hot drinks and snacks, with Framework’s Street Outreach Team and Sheffield City Council’s Housing Solutions service also present to help people access accommodation and support. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!