Olympic legend Jessica Ennis-Hill helps South Yorkshire homeless charity celebrate

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Sheffield Olympic legend Jessica Ennis-Hill was on hand to congratulate homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield as it celebrated at the Sheffield Voluntary Action Make a Difference Awards.

The awards, held at Sheffield’s Cutlers’ Hall, celebrated and acknowledged the amazing quality and diversity of work of the local voluntary sector and the huge impact that this has for the city.

Emmaus Sheffield is the working community with quality, self-contained accommodation, training facilities and a workspace for previously homeless men and women aged 18 years and over.

It aims through its Social Enterprise programme to provide meaningful work and enable the people it supports – known as companions - to eventually become self-supporting once more.

And its work was recognised with a Highly Commended certificate in the Excellence in Supporting Health and Well Being category of the VAS Awards.

There to receive their certificate from Jessica were Emmaus Community Support Manager Helen Fox and Emmaus Companion Lee Defillipo.