Wednesdayite David Staley completed a 90-mile walk from the Sheffield Cathedral to Bridlington last month to raise money for the Archer Project, an initiative that helps homeless people.

Setting off on Friday 11 November and finishing in the afternoon of Saturday 12 November, David completed his challenge and smashed his donation target of £500, currently raising £800.

He decided to take on the walk after he was helped by the Archer Project, which is based within the Sheffield Cathedral, when he found himself homeless at the start of this year.

The project provides food, shelter, medical care and advice to homeless people with the aim of trying improve their lives going forward.


Now working full-time, he decided to thank the project by raising money for them, so that other homeless people can get the same help he did.

David, 30, said: “They gave me a hot meal, they washed my clothes and got me access to a phone and the internet to sort out any benefit claims, and they point you in the right direction in terms of work.

“I was taken aback about how much they wanted to help me and to turn my life around for the better. I don’t know what I’d of done if it wasn’t for them.”

Ruby Baker, who works in marketing and development for the Archer Project, said: “David has gone from rough sleeping to employment and a new flat in the space of 2 months – a real success story!

“He’s not only walked an incredible distance but has also raised an amazing amount of money, meaning we can help more people like David.”

Well done David!