South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice is an organisation that helps support asylum seekers to progress fresh claims for protection, and to find and communicate with lawyers. They do great work with very committed volunteers. Sheffield Justice for All is organising a fundraising walk on Sunday 8 December to raise money towards SYRLJ’s running costs. The walk will centre on High and Low Bradfield and take in local industrial and social history. It should be an enjoyable day out and we welcome anyone who would like to join us.
The Beeline quartet raised £174.09 with their jazzy tunes on Friday night, playing in aid of ASSIST in the White Lion pub on Chesterfield Road. This is a fantastic amount that will make a real difference to our clients. For example, this could help 11 asylum seekers get a weekly bus pass or 34 asylum seekers get an emergency payment at our drop in if we do not have space on our list for a regular welfare payment.
Winter is drawing in and there has never been a greater need for our emergency shelter for asylum seekers that keeps clients dry and safe during the week.
Join us for our Christmas Celebration, 8th December 3pm at St Marie's Cathedral, Norfolk Row, S1 2JB29 Oct 2013 A family friendly, interfaith carol service open to people of all faiths and none. The ASSIST Carol Service is one of our most popular annual events. It provides an opportunity for asylum seekers and refugees, ASSIST supporters and volunteers to gather together to celebrate the Christmas season. If last year’s service is anything to go by, come early to get a good seat!
Hosting a destitute asylum seeker: an uplifting experience By Ankie Hoogvelt
ASSIST SHEFFIELD is looking for new trustees for the following roles:
It’s our AGM and 10th anniversary party on Saturday 26th October – we hope you can join us. Date: Saturday 26th October 2013 Time: 5 pm till late Venue: Victoria Centre, Stafford Road, S2 2SE
The Government has new plans to cut back the right to access health care for migrants. The South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group is holding an information evening so you can find out more, and crucially, find out what you can do! Entry is free. Bring yourself, bring friends, get active to fight for rights that belong to us all. Details of the event and a flyer are below. When : TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER 2013. 7pm to 9pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
The launch of our Big Tea Party fundraiser took place yesterday – starting a month of tea parties by our supporters to raise money for ASSIST. It was also the start of our birthday celebrations as ASSIST is 10 this year. MP Paul Blomfield started proceedings by speaking about the importance of welcome in Sheffield. He said we should get on the front foot in the public discourse about migration and not be defensive when talking about it. In his view, Sheffield was a richer, stronger and better city because of its diversity.
Here are some ways you can help us to make the ASSIST BIG TEA PARTY a success…