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Nightclub joins council and charities to help those who beg

24 November 2016

A popular Sheffield nightclub is holding a charity event to join the council and charities in helping people who beg for money.

Popworld, on Carver Street in the city centre, will raise money this Friday, 25 November, for local homeless and street charities. It will be collecting donations and raising money through face painting and beard decorating, song requests and rodeo rides. The venue will also collect tinned food in return for free entry and is asking people to donate coats and warm jumpers.

The nightclub ran a similar event last year which raised more than £500. This year it is supporting the city’s Help Us Help campaign which was launched by the Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield earlier this month.

Sam Farnan, Deputy General Manager at Popworld, said “It’s going to really fun night, and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Christmas really is a time for giving, so we wanted to show this by hosting this event again and supporting the ‘Help us Help’ campaign.

“We’re a nightclub and a team that really cares about what happens to everyone in Sheffield and we want to support the very good local charities which help people on the streets.”

Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Housing at Sheffield City Council, said: “There are excellent charities in Sheffield supporting people who are on the street begging for money, and we work very closely with them.

“It’s brilliant to see businesses get behind them and help spread the word about how people can help people who beg for money.”

Popworld is one of Sheffield’s Best Bar None accredited premises and works closely with Sheffield City Council and other agencies to help boost the city’s night time economy.

Help us Help is a campaign that is a collaboration between all the services who provide support to those begging on our city streets. It is funded by Sheffield BID, Sheffield City Council and the charities and organisations who provide the expert help required. The campaign aims to provide information so businesses and the public can choose how they want to help; by volunteering or by giving a donation to one of the services. Visit www.helpushelp.uk for more information.