Meadowhall has selected Yorkshire Air Ambulance as their chosen charity for 2018/19 and aims to raise £150k in the next two years. The life saving charity maintains and operates two helicopters with full medical crews covering the Yorkshire region. The YAA said it costs around £12,000 a day to run a single helcopter. The charity replaces the Bluebell Wood Childen’s Centre, which received £128,000 from the centre in the last two years.
Hundreds of customers queued up to be among the first through the door at the new IKEA Sheffield store near Meadowhall, on the site of the former Tinsley Wire firm. The Swedish home furnishing giant has created nearly 500 jobs in the region with the IKEA Sheffield store being the 20th opened in the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The team behind Sheffield’s Real Junk Food Project have opened the UK’s second Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket on Christmas Eve. Located on Carlisle Street, Pitsmoor, The Sharehouse Market is open for twelve days offering the Pay-As-You-Feel service using surplus food other supermarkets have thrown away. The first shop using this model was opened in Leeds earlier this year. The idea is based on individuals paying with time, money or skills in exchange for any volume of food. Customers can volunteer, make a financial contribution or apply a skill, all to sustain the project. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Jo Hercberg of the Real Junk Food Project.