Generous members of a local Facebook group have raised over £1,000 for Sheffield Carers Centre through their Christmas fundraising appeal. The group, Pictures of Sheffield Old and New has over 38,000 members who post and admire photographs of the city, its residents and wildlife. The fundraising drive was the initiative of Hedley Bishop, who founded the group, and chooses a different charity for its festive appeal each year.

As a charity, Sheffield Carers Centre is so grateful to their kindness of everyone who donated to the appeal from the Facebook group. Special thanks to Hedley who chose us as their Christmas charity and spent 4 weeks encouraging members to donate to reach such an impressive total. The money will help in our work to support the 1 in 10 people in Sheffield who provide unpaid care to a friend or family member.

Of course, donations are always very appreciated – at any time of the year – and can be made by visiting the Carers Centre’s Just Giving page.