City charity Emmaus Sheffield has launched a Saturday collection service.

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.

One of its main fundraising schemes is its extremely popular second hand and vintage store at the organisation’s headquarters in the historic Sipelia Works, a former cutlery factory at Cadman Street, close to the city’s Canal Basin.

The charity runs a collection service for unwanted larger items of furniture and electrical goods.

And now, in response to growing calls for a weekend service, collections can be arranged for Saturday – and deliveries can also be made too.

“The success of our furniture store depends entirely on the generosity of the people of Sheffield, who keep us stocked up with everything from sofas to dressers, coffee tables to wardrobes,” said Emmaus Sheffield Deputy Manager Charley Fedorenko.

“We have a constant need for good quality furniture for ale, all with their relevant and up to date fire safety labels attached.

“And we also, of course, are very happy to take donations of household items, clothing, bric-a-brac, books, CDs and DVDs.

“Don’t forget either that if you’ve bought a larger piece of furniture but can’t pick it up yourself, we’ll happily deliver it – and again that service now extends to Saturday.”