Sheffield residents on charity walk for Cathedral Archer Project

Sheffield residents went to Endcliffe Park to ‘walk five miles in the shoes of a homeless person’ this Saturday.

More than 60 people took part in the “Walk in My Shoes” sponsored walk in aid of the locally based Cathedral Archer Project.

Event organisers said they are trying to convey an understanding of the life and story of a homeless person.

Emilia Patrick, 59, who took part in ‘Walk in My Shoes’, said: “Raising awareness and money for homelessness is my goal today. This is a problem within our society and this event can make a huge difference for so many people living on the streets of Sheffield.

“Fundraising by recreating the main challenge homeless people face daily is a way to make everyone aware of the hardship of living on the streets.”

Lead organiser and Marketing and Development Assistant, Ruby Baker, said: “We have encouraged families to come along; we have a few dogs on the walk as well. We wanted to extend it out to people in Sheffield and get more people involved.”20161015_110557

The five mile sponsored walk went through the Porter Valley and finished back at Endcliffe Park.

Everyone who took part in the circular route received refreshments and finishers’ packs.

The campaign will raise valuable funds for the charity to continue transforming the lives of many.

The Cathedral Archer Project has been in Sheffield for the past 25 years helping locals get back on their feet.

The charity gives out hot food and provides free medical care, showers, and laundry services.

Daniela Velkova

Journalist University of Sheffield

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