ASSIST has endorsed the Charter of rights of women seeking asylum It is supported by a broad coalition of over 340 organisations, including the British Red Cross, Oxfam, Amnesty International and the TUC.
South Yorkshire campaigning group SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group) is organising a Public Meeting on TUESDAY 18 February at 7 p.m. at the Workstation in Sheffield calling upon local and national politicians to ‘get out of the gutter’ in their treatment of Immigration and Racism.
Thank you to our hardy volunteers who were out to collect for ASSIST in the town centre on a frosty Saturday. And to the brilliant Body of Sound who busked for us. All of them helped raise a wonderful £233.78 from shoppers. We really appreciate everyone giving up their time to help us, and the spare change from everyone who stopped by!
A message from South Yorkshire Asylum and Migration Action Group about a protest on Wednesday December 18th 12 noon (meeting on the Moor): We hope that you will support this regional protest, on Wednesday December 18th in Sheffield, against the latest Immigration Bill which was described by Theresa May as aiming to “create a really hostile environment” for migrants. The main results of the Bill – if it becomes law – are…:
Thanks to the energy and commitment of our wonderful Tea Party hosts, the total of the funds raised by the Big Tea Party has now passed £3,000! We will not know the final total until the New Year, as there are still donations to come in and more Tea Parties to take place.
BE A CHRISTMAS ANGEL: HOST A DESTITUTE ASYLUM SEEKER Our regular night-shelter will close from the 21 December to 5 January.
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.