Chilypep, the Sheffield-based charity working with children and young people, have been awarded a three year Big Lottery grant to bring communities together in the north of Sheffield. The project called Respect and Understanding Builds Inclusive Communities (RUBIC) will support young leaders to act as community anchors and help resolve tensions between different community groups. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Lesley Pollard, managing director of Chilypep.
The Sheffield Palestinian Solidarity Group organised a 24 hour run through Meersbrook Park to raise money for two Palestinian charities that provide education and support to children in Gaza. The runners will take turns to run through the night in hour long shifts with at least two runners taking part at any time. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Mental Health Action Group Sheffield has four months left before its doors will shut to service users unless it secures new funding. The announcement comes after a Sheffield Council decision to withdrew grant funding for the Organisation. MHAGS, established in 1992, is based in Creswick Street, Langsett and provides meeting space and support for people with mental health problems. In recent years it has received a £10,500 annual grant from the Council to help with expenditure. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Traditional tools and methods of weaving and spinning have been on display to the public at a Winter Gardens demonstration. The Hallamshire and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers is a charity dedicated to preserving and promoting the craft of cloth-making using traditional hand tools. The group provide informal tuition and a meeting place for fellow craftspeople. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to charity trustee, Leonie Souster.
Award-winning Sheffield songwriter and producer Eliot Kennedy and singer Joanne Heseldon Edwards released the album in support of the Help for Heroes charity. Dedicated to the late Jimi Heseldon, father of the singer, the release of the album was timed to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A Sheffield sixth former has raised over £5,000 for the charity Diabetes UK by hosting a fundraising masquerade ball. Sixteen year-old Ellie Channer sought to raise awareness and to help others with the condition after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes herself. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Age Better in Sheffield has launched a neighbourhood toolkit to promote the well-being of older people and to combat loneliness and isolation. The initiative, launched at the Terminus Café in Lowedges, provides a menu of options and things to do in Beauchief and Greenhill Ward to help older people connect, stay active and engage in the local community. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hannah Thornton of Age Better in Sheffield.
Treetop House run by The Sick Children’s Trust have launched the Big Chocolate Tea annual fundraiser to support families of sick children. The fundraising picnic invites people to get together over a cuppa and cake and to contribute £30 to support a family for one night in ‘Home from Home’ accommodation while their child undergoes treatment at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Two and half thousand rubber ducks plunged down the river at Endcliffe Park for the annual charity Duck Race. The event, organised by the Friends of Porter Valley charity sees the ducks raise down the river, through the park and onto the playground. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake put on his wellies and headed up stream.
A group of 180 Sheffield students have set off on a 1600 mile charity hitchhike to the Latvian capital of Riga with the aim of getting there in nine days without paying for travel. Bummit is a student hitchhiking society set up to raise funds for charity as part of the University of Sheffield RAG. Riga is the most ambitious destination yet for the society since it was formed in 2003. Sheffield Live! reporter spoke to Bummit social secretary Chris Banks.