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.