Cash boost for Sheffield homeless charity

B. Braun Medical Ltd raised more than �2000 for the CAP project in Sheffield.
B. Braun Medical Ltd raised more than �2000 for the CAP project in Sheffield.

Generous staff at a Sheffield-based healthcare company dug deep to donate more than £2000 to a city homeless charity.

B. Braun Medical Ltd handed over the cheque to the Cathedral Archer Project (CAP) after a year’s worth of fundraising activities.

They sponsored CAP’S Breakfast Club, which provides cooked breakfasts for up to 90 homeless and vulnerable people every day, and staff donated their time to the cause by volunteering to help serve meals.

Employees also donated food, toiletries and clothing for CAP’s Harvest Festival Appeal before three staff members braved the elements to take part in the Sleep Out event – the CAP campaign which challenges supporters to sleep rough for a night to raise funds and awareness.

After a tour of CAP and a chance to learn about its work, staff set up their cardboard, roll mats and sleeping bags outside the Sheffield Cathedral, where CAP is based, to bed down for the night on the city streets.

The mixture of activities has seen the healthcare firm raise £2,240.

Hans Hux, group chief executive of B. Braun Medical Ltd, said: “The CAP provides a vital service for the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield, so it’s an honour to be able to support the charity’s work and make even a small difference to the lives of those who rely on it.”

CAP fundraising manager Tracy Viner added: “It has been a pleasure to work alongside the B. Braun team – they have understood what we aim to do and gone the extra mile to support us to do it.

“We believe everyone deserves a life that is fulfilling and happy.”