More than 50 restaurants in South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire have teamed up to organise a dinner evening to raise money for Rohingya refugees. According to the United Nations, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya muslims have arrived in Bangladesh with minimal belongings gathered as they fled Myanmar in the wake of sectarian violence and persecution. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A community group in Darnall are organising a charity car wash to raise funds for the Rohingya people that are fleeing Myanmar in the face of widespread killings and sectarian violence. Over half a million Rohingya men, women and children have fled the country since the violence began, according to the United Nations. Most have sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Arts charity, Ignite Imaginations, has presented a new exhibition at Sheffield Winter Gardens exploring issues of mental health and identity. The project has been development in partnership with Adullam Homes and support of the National Lottery. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Louisa Golob, chief executive of Ignite Imaginations.
Former Sheffield Wednesday and England international footballer, Carlton Palmer, has launched his autobiography with a book signing in aid of the Cavendish Cancer Care charity. Palmer has committed 20 per cent of the cover price of signed copies to be donated to the charity. The retired midfielder said he has lost many friends to cancer and called it “the devils disease”. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Carlton Palmer at Owlerton Stadium.
Special needs charity, Amy’s House, is offering coffee mornings and specialist advice to support children with disabilities and their families. It was a full house at Amy’s House this week with advice on offer from hearing loss specialists Bloom Audiologists. Amy’s House was set up after founder Jayne Hurdicth, lost her daughter Amy to meningitis and her youngest daughter, Molly, was born with special needs. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A pop-up art exhibition has been on display at the Arundel Gate underpass giving passers by the chance to view work by talented local artists and to put in a bid by silent auction. Money raised will be donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as part of the programme of events sponsored by IKEA in the run up to the launch of their new Sheffield store. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
TV presenter and patron of the Children’s Hospital Charity, Dan Walker, held his fourth annual sporting celebrity golf tournament to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Last year’s event brought in over £60,000 towards a multipurpose flouroscopy system which enables rapid diagnosis and surgical intervention without a child needing to go into the operating theatre. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Dan Walker and Jermaine Jenas.
Ignite Imaginations has teamed up with charity Age Better to offer music, singing, crafts and other activities for the older generation in Burngreave, with a free lunch thrown in for good measure. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to textile and mixed media artist Helen Moyes.
Liesje Dusausay, chief executive of Sparkle Sheffield, the autism charity, has accused Sheffield Council of “abusing” children with special educational needs by failing to provide the right educational environment. Dusausay told Sheffield Live! that many children are still waiting confirmation of their school placements while others are so distressed at their current schools that they are self-harming. Sheffield Council released a statement last week admitting mistakes had been made which the authority said it “truly” regretted. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with members of Sparkle and concerned parents.
A team of chefs from Sheffield’s four-star Copthorne Hotel have been preparing hot meals for a local charity which supports homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults. Chefs from the 1855 Restaurant provided lunches for St Wilfrid’s Centre, Queen’s Road while the charity’s own chef was on holiday. Menus included steak, ale pie and plaice goujons with chips and mushy peas. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!