Red Bricks Build Christmas Spirit
Amidst all the tinsel, gluttony and expense, it’s easy to forget there’s a fair few folk out there who won’t be having much of a Christmas this year. Fortunately, one Sheffield lass is doing her bit to spread a little Christmas cheer to those less fortunate.
Jess Bower, who owns Red Bricks Cafe within The Nichols Building Antiques, Art & Craft Centre, will be spending the morning of Christmas Eve cooking and serving food for HARC – a Sheffield based charity which is open to all homeless and rootless vulnerable men and women between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day every year.
The big hearted gesture comes as part of The Cathedral Archer Project (CAP) – a day centre that supports the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield based at Sheffield Cathedral.
Jess will be taking a large hamper of essential foods from the cafe, along with some festive home-made buns and mince pies, and serving Archer's own breakfasts and meals from 9pm to those that need it most.
Jess said: “As a local business, I feel it’s so important to support the community and charitable organisations, especially at this time of year.”
If Jess has inspired you to get involved, you can do so by donating basic essentials (tinned food, tea, cuppa soups etc), or pop down over the holidays to volunteer in the kitchen. Go on, it’s Christmas.
See www.nicholsbuilding.co.uk, www.archerproject.org.uk or www.harc-sheffield.org.uk for more.