The Women’s Euro 2022 Roadshow brought hundreds of families and fans to a showcase in the Peace Gardens of the best of football, fitness and music. Sheffield is among the host cities for the Women’s Euro 2022 football tournament which is set to kick off in July. Organisers are aiming to inspire more communities, particularly young people and families, to get involved in the biggest European women’s sport event in history. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
As part of Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging people to see their GP if they experience symptoms of dementia in order to get the support they may need. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the disease and its symptoms. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Michael White, area manager with Alzheimer’s Society Sheffield.
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust is offering a series of free Wild Wellbeing days for people who volunteered their time and skills during the Coronavirus pandemic. The free activities are aimed at thanking volunteers for their contributions during the pandemic whilst enabling them to take part in creative nature-inspired activities. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoe to Jenny King of Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.
Liberal Democrats leader for Sheffield councillor Shaffaq Mohammed has offered a coalition agreement with the Green Party following the local election result leaving no party with overall control. The Green Party is expected to decide in the coming days whether to continue a coalition with Labour or to join forces with the Liberal Democrats. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
The Green Party gained one seat over Labour in the Sheffield Council elections and have welcomed three new councillors. Green Party councillor Douglas Johnson told Sheffield Live! the party is in talks with Labour and the Liberal Democrats on the make up of the new administration. Azz Mohammed reports.
A group of musicians will perform live on Sheffield streets on Saturday as part of Busk Aid where all donations go towards humanitarian aid around the world. It’s the first time the team will perform live since lockdown when the yearly event had to go virtual. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Alison Trezise, chair of Sheffield Christian Aid Committee and Yo Tozerloft, a volunteer at Busk Aid.
Rotherham Council has unveiled plans for Riverside Gardens, a new public space that will form a key gateway to the flagship Forge Island leisure development and wider town centre. The proposals include an eight screen cinema and a hotel as well as bars and restaurants together with additional green spaces and play areas with connections to the river and nature. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Rory Battye, project manager at Rotherham Council.
Legs 4 Africa charity has been on a round trip to sub Saharan Africa delivering prosthetic legs for those in need. Sheffield is one of the hubs for the collection of prosthetic legs for recyling to Africans in need, with some 600 collected from across the country in the charities latest call for donatons. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Tom Williams, founder of Legs 4 Africa.
Trib3 Sheffield held a half marathon on Sunday among other community events raising over £100,000 for St Lukes Hospice. The charity supports 1,900 people with terminal illnesses every year, offering services to families and people that are dealing with life-threatening illnesses. The money raised is the largest received in a single fundraising initiative. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Paul Simpson, manager at Trib3 Sheffield.
A Sheffield aid worker with family in Ukraine is calling for more donations as the war continues to devastate the country and the number of refugees rises. Nazar Senechyn spoke to Sheffield Live! after returning from delivering aid to the border with Poland. He is planning a further mission to carry medical kits, baby and children’s clothing and other supplies. Nazar has set up a Gofundme fundraising page to support the initiative. Azz Mohammed reports.