A new creative art and fundraising event Funk ‘n’ Doodle, hosted at The Albion pub on London Road, has raised over £7,000 for Mind, the mental health charity. The event, bringing people together to destress by doodling and dancing to a funky soundtrack of up and coming Sheffield DJ’s, is the debut promotion of Fellevents, a student-led arts collective. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffied Live! This report contains some flashing images.
A former Liberian refugee, who came to Sheffield in 2004, has launched a charity organisation to support children in the UK and West Africa. The Akoi Massayan Bazzie – Give Hope Humanitarian Foundation (AMBG2H) aims to deliver humanitarian hope packages to support young people, families and communities affected by wars and natural disasters through public institutions such as medical centres, schools, orphanages, youth centres and prisons. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Christ Church Endcliffe is pioneering a new eight week life skills training course to support people to live better on a low income including help with budgeting and decision making. The initiative is backed by the charity Christians Against Poverty which offers support to people regardless of age, gender, faith or background and provides services such as debt counselling and money management as well as life skills training. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to life skills coach Paul Gardner.
Homelessness charity Roundabout are celebrating forty years of services by hosting Britain’s first art roadshow banger rally with the theme Bangers and Cash. The charity are inviting forty local businesses to each purchase an old car worth £650 or less and have it painted by a local artist to drive from Sheffield to Monte Carlo. The car bonnets will then go to an exhibition to be auctioned off for charity. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffield Live!
Ten-year-old Asher Walton-Mitchell from Meersbrook has raised just over £1,000 for Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital with a one mile swimming challenge. Asher, who has experience as a patient at the Children’s Hospital said he was doing it “because they do an amazing job” and he “wanted to give something back.” He completed the swim in one hour thirty minutes at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A Sheffield taxi driver has raised £15,600 in memory of a teenager who died of Sudden Death Syndrome. Chris Hudson walked 1400 miles over a year to raise the funds to buy screening equipment for teenagers who are at risk of cardiac arrest. He completed the walk on New Year’s eve. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s Action charity has won a Helplines Partnership national award for the impact of its Domestic Abuse Service helpline. The helpline, which takes more than 2,500 calls each year from people across the city, is open seven days a week, except bank holidays. Most callers are women, but men also use the helpline and support is also available for non-English speakers. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Action Domestic Abusive Service helpline number is 0808 808 2241.
In partnership with Sheffield Antiques Quarter, the Abbeydale Picture House is hosting the first of a series of monthly charity valuation days, hosted by celebrity auctioneer Charles Hanson. Members of the public are encouraged to bring their hidden treasures for a free valuation with all proceedings going to St Lukes Hospice. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffield Live!
Homelessness charity Roundabout is organising a fundraising and awareness campaign for youth homeless in Sheffield with supporters spending the night sleeping rough. Sheffield Live! reporter Nick Coleman spoke to Katlin Hodgkinson and Claire Collingworth from Roundabout.
South Yorkshire Women’s Aid were the hosts for a women’s empowerment conference aiming to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the support services available for victims of violent relationships. The charity, which provides refuge and support for women facing violence in the home has launched a crowdfunding to maintain its service after loosing a £30,000 grant from Doncaster Council. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!