Wise Old Owls give their support to city homeless charity

HOMELESS charity Emmaus Sheffield has scored after striking up a new partnership with the Wise Old Owls!

The Wise Old Owls is a supporters group for Sheffield Wednesday fans over the age of 50.

It meets on the third Wednesday of every month in the 1867 Lounge at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground.

It was at one of those meetings that members invited representatives of charity Emmaus Sheffield to come along and talk about how the organisation works.

The Wise Old Owls had also organised for all the attendees as well as fans of Sheffield Wednesday to bring a bag of clothes each to donate to Emmaus Sheffield, the drug and alcohol free project that provides a home, support and work for previously homeless people at its base down on Cadman Street.

“This was a fantastic gesture by the Wise Old Owls and one that gave us a van full of items to take back for our shop,” said Emmaus Sheffield CEO Graham Bostock.

“We are always very happy to come along and talk about our work to any businesses or groups in Sheffield.

“This can shed a little more light on homelessness and what we are doing at Emmaus to support the men and women who are trying to get their lives back on track again.”

“The Wise Old Owls not only listened to us but then went the extra mile and made the sort of gesture that really does make a massive difference to the success of our retail operation, especially as we approach our busy Christmas season.”

To find out more about Emmaus Sheffield and its work with the homeless and how to arrange a meeting or a visit www.emmaus-sheffield.org.uk


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