On Saturday 29 June people throughout the country will march in support of asylum seekers and against destitution. What’s the plan for Sheffield? Meet: 11am on Ellesmere Green, at the top of Spital Hill, Sheffield S4 Arrive: 12.30pm at Sheffield City Hall for rally and speakers March: at 1pm to Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane Sheffield S2 4QZ via The Moor. Our march is part of a national day of action. The twitter hashtag is #Dignity2013 Why Are We Marching?
Come along and help us celebrate ASSIST’s 10th Birthday and the launch of our Big Tea Party fundraiser….of course, we are having a Tea Party! SATURDAY, 5TH OCTOBER, 2PM TO 4PM, AT THE CENTRAL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH ON NORFOLK STREET
Please join us for the 7th annual ASSIST World Over Concert, taking place at Firth Hall Sheffield University, Western Bank, on Saturday 15th June, 7:30pm. Come and celebrate the wonderful and diverse communities that make up Sheffield with an evening of singing, dancing, music, poetry and even a refugee fashion parade! Featuring: - Umubano Congolese Choir – Lovely harmonies via the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“Welcome to Conversation Club. We are a tree with many branches. We are strong because we agree to respect each other’s confidentiality and personal privacy with courtesy for the wellbeing of the whole tree.” An article by Lily Tomson who is a Conversation Club volunteer currently taking a gap year before going to university.
Hello, my name is Jochen and I have recently started working with ASSIST as the accommodation development worker. In my role I want to make sure that all of our clients who have been left destitute and homeless have a safe place to stay while they are trying to get their asylum claim back on track.
Just when you thought it was all over – the Government announced more plans to slash legal aid in a new consultation “Transforming Legal Aid”. We reported on the plans to change legal aid that would take place in April here: www.assistsheffield.org.uk/news/152/asylum-seekers-face-legal-squeeze-april Now the Government wants to restrict access to justice even further. One of the main targets is criminal legal aid. But migrants are also in the firing line.
Congratulations to ASSIST fundraisers Tony, Anna and Josh who all completed the Sheffield half marathon today to raise money for our work. Josh finished after only 1 hour 26 minutes and Tony and Anna completed the course in 1 hour 45 minutes. Well done! The fundraising totals are also looking impressive but they would still appreciate your help to increase them – could we make it £1000 together? You can donate here: www.justgiving.com/joshchristie
Tracy Litterick, ASSIST volunteer and Volunteer Manager at Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD) attended an international conference, ‘Freekick for Equality-Tackling Homophobia and Racism Together” in Bratislava recently. She was invited to deliver a workshop on ‘Sport and Inclusion: Underrepresentation of marginalised groups and minorities’, with Des Tomlinson from the Football Association of Ireland and Maurizio Pratesi from the Football Association of Finland.
Thank you to the Free Radicals for putting on a fantastic performance on Saturday 11th May in aid of ASSIST. Over 100 people got up and danced the night away to classic soul and funk hits. The encore number “Enjoy yourself” could not have been more apt as everyone left with a smile on their face. We also had the brilliant Broccoli Hitch band and River Wolton reading her poetry in support. Thank you to all three acts, and also to the Woodcraft Folk for helping us so well behind the scenes.
We have two more runners who will be pounding the streets for ASSIST in the half marathon on Sunday 12th May. Anna and Tony have raised an impressive amount between them. Can you help increase their total? https://www.justgiving.com/AnnaTony