Catering for our Fundraising Dinner will be by Open Kitchen Social Club, known to their friends as OKSC.
The team planning our Fundraising Dinner on 25 June, 6pm, at Channing Hall has been delighted by the enthusiastic and supportive response from local firms. We’ve had offers of crockery and cutlery, tablecloths, amazing raffle prizes, fresh bread, and flowers, not to mention musical performances and help with decor and staffing on the night.
We’re excited to announce that Paul Newman, Sheffield singer and musician and long-standing ASSIST supporter and volunteer, will be welcoming guests to the ASSIST Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 25 June, 6 pm, Channing Hall with his music. Expect a lovely opening to an exciting and enjoyable evening. Other minstrels will be wandering in to entertain you with musical interludes through out the evening. Thank you for supporting this event, Paul!
Catch this programme on the BBC iPlayer if you haven’t already seen it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b073jh6b/frontline-doctors-winter-migrant-crisis Chris and Xand van Tulleken discover what conditions are like for migrants in Europe during winter and witness the medical and humanitarian response to the refugee crisis.
A huge thank you to everyone involved in the amazing Poem-a-thon which took place on April 2nd. Not only was it a tremendous day, enjoyed by lots of people, but it raised a massive £12K for ASSIST and spread awareness of our work to loads of people. If you missed out on sponsoring a poet, it’s not too late. Go to JustGiving .
Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 14:00, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS Multi-award winning trio The Young’uns brought their “Glorious harmonies, waspish wit, powerful songs and relentless banter” (***** The Guardian) to the Greystones on 17th April as part of their THREE FOR ALL tour.
We’re on Pinterest! …and we’re using it to signpost great learning resources about the UK asylum system. To see our boards sign up to Pinterest then find us here
Our 2014-2015 Annual report is now available to download from About us
This year’s Refugee week will be from 20 to 26 June. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, educational cultural activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Anyone can take part by organising or taking part in activities. Find out more at refugeeweek.org.uk
Friends of ASSIST Sheffield run this community workshop on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. They always welcome help, any volunteers, cake or biscuits! Also donations of adult bikes – especially mens’ mountain bikes. For info email comacworkshop (at) gmail.com or call 07981 452174