The Sunday Centre is a not-for profit organisation which serves the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield City Centre. On Sundays, there is a particular need for a safe, warm refuge available to all as many of the other relief organisations working in Sheffield close on this day. Our main aim is to provide hot food and drinks, yet we also offer our guests a genuine welcome and the chance to socialise with others as they wish. The sessions are run in Victoria Hall Methodist Church, using the entrance on George Street for access (see “Our Location” for a map and directions). From 1.30 pm onwards, we run a tea/coffee bar with biscuits and cup-of-soups available. Guests are also able to chat among themselves or with volunteers, read books & newspapers and play board games or snooker. At 3.00 pm a two-course hot lunch is served, prepared on site by our volunteer kitchen team. Our sessions close at 4.00 pm.
Many of our guests sleep rough or are in insecure accommodation, yet we also seek to serve those affected by poverty, alcohol additions, mental health issues or social exclusion. Our guests and volunteers encompass a broad range of races, faiths and cultures and we strive to make everyone welcome, regardless of their background or circumstances. We are also able to help guests access information about other services that may benefit them (e.g. medical, housing and substance misuse services).
Our sessions are run entirely by volunteers and we are always glad to hear from anyone seeking to become involved with the project (see the page “Volunteer with Us” for more). We rely entirely on donations to support our work; to find out how you can donate to us, please visit the page “Other ways to support us” .
Ways to support our work
We welcome donations of goods that may help our guests whether they are from individuals, community organisations, local businesses or national companies.
We are constantly seeking ways to raise our profile within Sheffield and to increase general awareness about our work.
Our project relies on donations and does not receive any Government support. Besides the ongoing costs to run the sessions, funds are also required for administration, printing and insurance.
Consider sponsoring one of our Sunday sessions! It costs approximately £120 to run each of our sessions in Victoria Hall, including the costs of insurance, hot drinks, biscuits, the hot lunch, newspapers, the pudding and cleaning materials