ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


A wedding with a difference

19 Jul 2012 Jonathan Saha and Rachel Johnson will be celebrating their wedding on 22 Sept…and they have asked their friends to give a donation to ASSIST instead of buying them a wedding present. “They say it’s better to give than to receive. In this case we won’t be doing either – but you can!

Thank you for coming to World Over!

5 Jul 2012 Thank you to everyone who gave their time to come to, and perform at the 6th annual ASSIST World Over Concert! A fantastic crowd of over three hundred people attended and were treated to a wonderful evening of music, dance and performance from around the world! Son de America started the evening so beautifully with their dancing inspired by the rhythms of Mexico. Son Para Todos then continued the Latin American theme with their salsa set.

Meet us at a Summer Festival

27 Jun 2012 ASSIST has embarked on a busy summer of events. Look out for our stall at a festival near you.

Lemlem released

26 Jun 2012 The outcome of the meeting between Paul Blomfield MP and the Bishop of Sheffield with the Home Office Minister, was that Lemlem was released without conditions while the Home Office considers her case for discretionary leave to stay in UK. She is now back in Sheffield.

Lemlem due to be deported on Sunday 25 June

21 Jun 2012 Lemlem went to sign this week and was taken into detention. UKBA have booked a flight for THIS Sunday so we have very little time. Please pass on the news to anyone who may want to help or knows Lemlem.

ASSIST now on Twitter

15 Jun 2012 Follow us at @ASSISTSheffield, and retweet for all you're worth!

Sheffield Half Marathon 2012

15 Jun 2012 Congratulations to all the runners who competed in this year's half marathon to raise funds for ASSIST. A great effort despite a hot day. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

ASSIST have a great day at Peace in the Park

15 Jun 2012 Once again, ASSIST ran a busy stall at Peace in the Park at the Ponderoso on 9th June. Lots more people now know about ASSIST and we raised some funds too. Our thanks go to the organisers for putting on this great event and for inviting us to take part.

40 modes of transport in fundraising effort

15 May 2012 Over the May Bank holiday, Becky Lehanne and her cousin Emma Garrod celebrated their 40th birthdays by travelling from Sheffield to Peterborough by 40 modes of transport in aid of ASSIST.