ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution

ASSIST Christmas cards are now on sale!

Our range of Christmas cards will be available at events such as our carol service until Christmas.

Or email your order to efa [at] assistsheffield.org.uk. Payments by cheque or cash to the ASSIST office. Orders of 10 or more cards can be be posted to you once a payment is received, and we will ask you for a reasonable donation towards the cost of postage.

Our cards will also be on sale from Room 41 at the ASSIST office. If you are planning to pop into the office to buy some cards, please phone ahead (0114 275 4960) to check that the office will be staffed when you arrive.

Prices are as follows:
1 card – 80p
2 cards – £1.50
6 cards – £4.00

As well as the old favourites, we have some new designs produced at one of our Art Workshops.

The workshops are now held on a regular basis and provide asylum seekers, refugees and ASSIST volunteers with the opportunity to meet together to make artwork and enjoy each other’s company. The workshops are facilitated by Carmel Page, a volunteer with our Events, Fundraising and Awareness Team.

Here’s what Carmel said about the September workshop….“People were surprised at the September art workshop when I opened up my box of Christmas decorations. All the clients had experienced an English Christmas and they understood the need to plan early to get Christmas cards printed. At first they were more enthusiastic about wearing my Santa hat and Christmas pudding hat but soon they had settled down to eat mince pies and Christmas cake and to paint. I thought they were painting Father Christmas but they assured me he was “Baba Noel,” we also had a Christmas tree picture and a snowy mountain scene from Christmas in Syria. In October I was able to present two of the group members with copies of their card designs and they were delighted. As well as these new designs we have had many of the old favourites reprinted ready for the seasonal rush.”

Click on the gallery below to see some of the available designs.