Sheffield homeless campaigner launches new badge appeal

A Sheffield campaigner has launched a new appeal to keep a “lifeline” for homeless people in the city running.

Anthony Cunningham, 33, Park Hill, has created a badge with a local artist which he aims to sell nationally to raise much needed funds for a breakfast club in the Moor cafe on Sunday mornings.

The club, which has existed for two years, provides homeless people with a free meal and support services.

Mr Cunningham said: “The point of the badge is to be visible, and raise awareness.

“We aren’t hiding the homeless away. We empower these people by giving them their strength back. We provide more than just breakfast, we break down the barriers.”

He added that people shouldn’t volunteer to help out, they should just come and see the reality of homelessness for themselves.

“Breakfast club takes the power away from the volunteers, they aren’t babysitting, everyone is equal here.”

The badge is being sold by a number of local businesses, go to @ChocHeaven17 on Twitter to see the list.

 

 

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