We were approached by ASSIST Sheffield in November 2015 in respect of Mr X, whose present immigration status is a refused asylum seeker, having entered the United Kingdom in 2001. BACKGROUND
The ASSIST office is in need of Admin volunteers – can you help? The ASSIST office supports the work of all of ASSIST’s 200+ volunteers spread over 15 individual teams – who do everything from client casework to grant applications. It is also the base for ASSIST’s two full-time and three part-time staff.
A group will be walking 10 miles visiting five churches in South Rotherham to raise money for ASSIST on 23rd July. The five churches walk is a beautiful 10 mile circular route. Most of the route is along ancient footpaths and bridleways, which have been used for hundreds of years by local people and visitors alike. Stepping in their footsteps you will visit the picturesque villages of Wales, Harthill, Thorpe Salvin, South Anston and Todwick, and be able to appreciate some of Rotherham’s finest church architecture.
Three years in the making … the Arrivals photography project documents migration to Sheffield over the last 72 years, from 1945 to 2016. The exhibition opens at Weston Park Museum on September 24th.
Sheffield University is offering 5 Asylum Seeker Scholarships - deadine for applications is 24 June 201616 Jun 2016 The University says “We are pleased to offer five scholarships for those who have sought refuge in the UK. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition and provide a £9,840 award to support living costs for each year of study. “The scholarships will be available for students studying undergraduate degrees or postgraduate masters courses. Awards are discretionary. “Our aim is to support students under the government’s resettlement programme or who are recent arrivals in the UK.” The deadline for applications is Friday 24 June 2016.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 6pm, Channing Hall, 45 Surrey Street, S1 2LG (Dinner will be served at 7pm) PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be no tickets for sale on the door.
We’re excited to report that ‘Jerry and the Bucket Band’ will be performing at our Fundraising Dinner on 25 June! Jerry is an old friend of ASSIST and many of you will know him from the Well Dressed Band’s Home Grown Ceilihds. As for the rest of the line-up…well you’ll just have to wait and see!
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!