Tag Archives: Charity

Abseiling challenge raised thousands for charity

The annual abseiling challenge down the sheer face of Hallam University’s Owen Building has raised more than £6000 for the British Red Cross. Despite the rain, dozens of participants took part in the 120 foot abseil down the landmark building that greets arrivals to Sheffield with the words of Andrew Motion’s poem ‘What if?…’ Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Epilepsy charity celebrates 30 years

The Sheffield branch of Epilepsy Action are celebrating thirty years of voluntary work supporting those affected by epilepsy and raising funds for epilepsy services. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke Duncan Frogatt, chair of Sheffield Epilepsy Action.

Charity appeal to find stolen van

Sheffield’s RSPCA are appealing for help to locate a van used by the charity after it was reported stolen last weekend. According to the charity the van was stolen overnight between 10pm on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13th. The van has RSPCA stickers all over it, as well as a large image of a cat on one side and a dog on the other. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Karate youngster hits crowdfunding target

Eleven-year-old Asher Walton-Mitchell raised over £1,250 in a karate challenge to enable a wheelchair bound neighbour to get a lift installed in his home. Karate enthusiast Asher launched a successful sponsorship appeal to perform 50 katas in an hour to raise funds to support his friend Phil, who has a severe form of multiple sclerosis.

Sheffield charity helps refugees to integrate

A new partnership between six charity organisation and Sheffield Council is underway to support refugees granted status to stay in the UK. Sheffield Project for Refugee Integration and Growth (SPRING) is a European funded initiative to enable refugees to meet their potential and integrate into the local community. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Charities join efforts to tackle rough sleeping

Charities in Sheffield have pledged to join efforts with Sheffield Council to tackle rough sleeping following confirmation of a £400,000 grant for the city through the government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative. The funding is to support initiatives to assist people off the streets and into accommodation and support. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Wayne Hayle, director of St Wilfrid’s Centre, said the investment will have a major impact. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Sheffield charity aims to help young people into work

A new Sheffield-based charity aiming to get vulnerable young people into work is set to launch in February after a pilot scheme supported by local businesses and volunteers. Grow UK aims to nurture skills to support vulnerable young adults to succeed in the workplace through a programme of coaching, one-to-one support and practical work experience. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!