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Episcopal service

17 April 2014

LESS impressive than a mitre, the Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Revd David Urquhart, put on a plastic shower-cap and rolled up his sleeves to help players from the rugby team the Worcester Warriors to prepare and serve a hot breakfast to a group of vulnerable people and rough-sleepers from across the city.

The Warriors regularly cooka hot meal at SIFA Fireside, a charity founded by solicitors and financial advisers, based in Digbeth, that runs a drop-in service providing resettlement, medical, and mental-health support, as well as employment training and alcohol-addiction recovery services.

The Bishop's visit was part of his support for the End Hunger Fast project to raise awareness of food poverty, low pay, and rising costs. He is asking for support for SIFA Fireside, which needs £10,000 a year to provide breakfast to people who are homeless in Birmingham.

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