ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution

Amy gets her running shoes on in aid of ASSIST

As if working for the Green Alliance and volunteering for the local Wildlife Trust weren’t enough to be getting on with, Amy Mount has also signed up to run the ‘Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield’ in aid of ASSIST Sheffield.

Amy knows the importance of the UK’s role in welcoming asylum seekers. Thanks to her mum’s involvement with Sheffield City of Sanctuary, she has long been aware of the tough situations people find themselves in when they arrive here. She appreciates ASSIST Sheffield’s important role, from practical support to simply showing some human kindness to those in need.

This is the first time Amy has run a half marathon, and she’s understandably nervous: the first five miles are uphill, which though it will make for a nice view will be hard going. But Amy is quick to see the positive side: “I’m really pleased to be running for such a fantastic charity. My first half marathon will be a big challenge, but its level of difficulty doesn’t come close to how tough everyday life can be for the many people who are stuck in the mud of the UK’s asylum system. Keeping that in mind will help me struggle up those first five uphill miles.”

To sponsor Amy go to her JustGiving page.

Good luck Amy, and a big thank you from ASSIST.