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Challenging asylum destitution

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DIY Heroes wanted!

8 Jul 2014 ASSIST is currently preparing the opening of a new house for destitute asylum seekers in Firth Park and is looking for DIY heroes to help us make the houses all spick and span for our clients to move in during August. Throughout July we will have two workdays each week, to paint the rooms, lay new floors and make other improvements to the house, on the following dates: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th of July. We will work between 10 am and 4 pm.

Come to our ceilidh with the Well Dressed Band!

26 Jun 2014 You are invited to join ASSIST and the Well Dressed Band for a ‘Home Grown Ceilidh’ at The Broomspring Centre on Sunday 20 July 2014 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Where is Joe? Sponsor him in return for his huge effort for ASSIST

17 Jun 2014 ‘Where is Joe?’ you are probably asking yourself. How far has he got on his amazing bike trip to Singapore?…and how is his sponsorship in aid of ASSIST going? Last we heard, Joe was in Nuremburg.

SYMAAG petition asks council not to sign contracts with G4S

4 Jun 2014 Here is the wording of the petition…

2014 World Over Concert

30 May 2014 This year’s World Over Concert will be on Saturday 6 September at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane starting at 7.30 The acts will include choirs and bands from Congo, Iran and other ethnicities. Put the date in your diary and watch this spot for more information!

Myra Davis

29 May 2014 It is with great sadness that we must announce that Myra Davis passed away on Sunday, in Brighton. Myra spent the last week of her life surrounded by close family, and we were fortunate in Sheffield that she stayed to see as many as she could of the people to whom she is ‘family’ here. Myra was the original founder of both ASSIST and the Sheffield Conversation Club. She inspired others with the vision and the need for both, and brought people together to make them happen.

Body of Sound tea party raises £600

18 May 2014 This afternoon we went to a special tea party put on in aid of ASSIST by Sheffield women’s choir, Body of Sound. Donations raised from guests at the event came to an incredible £600.59! The choir had arranged tea, juice and a huge range of cakes, and gave a lovely performance of old and new songs throughout the afternoon that finished with an impromptu dance in the final number. They were also supported by all female trio the Bints. All the singing was a cappella and outside, making the most of a beautiful location and the sunny weather.

Free Radicals gig raises £700

12 May 2014 The Free Radicals played a brilliant gig in aid of ASSIST at the Broomhall centre this weekend. Their high energy set of soul and funk classics (and some newer hits right up to 2013!) kept everyone dancing. We were thrilled to get great feedback from guests who loved the music. We would like to thank everyone who came for raising £700 in profit to go towards our work with asylum seekers. This is a huge amount for us and we are so grateful to the Free Radicals, who played without charge and gave everyone such a good night.

Memorial for Myra

7 May 2014 A memorial event for Myra Davis will take place on Saturday 5 July at the Central United Reformed Church in Sheffield. This is an event that is being organised by people from different groups, not just ASSIST, and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Joe cycling from Sheffield to Singapore for ASSIST

6 May 2014 On May 15th Josef Allen set out on a humungous cycle trip from Sheffield all the way to Singapore! The reason for this mammoth journey? Joe says it is ‘For a great experience and to raise money and awareness for two important causes.’ ‘I am going to attempt to free camp and solo pedal myself around the world for an adventure and to raise money and awareness for two charities. I will use my blog to inspire and keep my friends and family updated.’

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