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Help the homeless

February 2017

Sheffield charity the Cathedral Archer Project is asking supporters to get involved in food parcel sorting, breakfast and lunch for homeless people. This year they will again hold their annual sleep-out to draw attention to homelessness and raise vital fun...

Visit Cuba by bike

27th April-9 May 2017

The Cycle Cuba Challenge: The Revolutionary Rebel Route 2017 is a fantastic way to experience real Cuban socialism, not simply visiting as a tourist. Cyclists will raise sponsorship money for essential educational equipment for young Cuban school children...

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Nkululeko from Sheffield
That feels like change in the making. I feel at home with these sort of initiatives going on all around me.

Thanks for all you guys that are making change, given this job is often a thankless one.

Events Listings

Sheffield Environment Weeks

All summer

Sheffield can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. In 2016 it won the category 'Small Group, Big Impact' in the Sheffield 'Make a Difference' Awards. Volunteers do the hard work, and to get involved see the timetable on the website.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

The Real Junk Food Café

March 2017, Steeple Corner Café, Victoria Centre, 37 Stafford Road, Norfolk Park, S2 2SE

The Real Junk Food Project hosts cafés offering meals on a basis of "Pay what you feel". Open five days a week. See full details on the website below.

Real Junk Food Café

Foodhall

March 2017, Eyre Street cafe (opposite Plug), 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

Foodhall cafe offers food that would have been thrown away, surplus donated by retailers, on a "Pay-as-you-feel" basis. It is run by volunteers and encourages community engagement between the general public including students, homeless people, mental health groups, isolated people, people with addiction problems and people who need to access food. You can help, whether by just visiting to eat and socialise, or maybe food preparation, or even playing the house piano.

The cafe opens Thursdays to Saturdays, and some nights it becomes a DIY venue for fundraiser gigs.

Foodhall

Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality

Mon 27 Mar 2017, 7pm-8.30pm, Common Ground, St Peters Hall, Empire Rd, Nether Edge S7 1GR

A discussion with Janet McDermott from Women's Aid and Rachel Mullan-Feroze from Ashiana, run by and for Labour Party members. Child-friendly event, but venue accessible by stairs. Donations welcome towards the cost of room hire. They also welcome donations of feminine hygiene products, shampoo etc. to donate to the foodbanks which are in short supply.

Sheffield Central CLP (Constituency Labour Party)

Repair Wednesdays

Wed 29 Mar 2017, 11am-5pm, Access Space, Unit 1, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney St. S1 4RG

Access Space opens its doors on Wednesdays for you to bring in broken items and they will help you to learn how to repair them. This includes computer/electrical stuff, even clothing or furniture, etc. Our current capitalist system produces inferior products designed to go wrong and need replacing, with the cost paid by us, and the environment. #FightForYourRightToRepair is the new movement promoting the end to this 'built-in obsolence' and unrepairable goods.

Access Space on Facebook

Free advice surgery for Sheffield charities

Thu 30 Mar 2017, 9.30-4pm, Clifton Street, near Meadowhall

Free advice surgery for charity trustees, treasurers and leaders. It’s not an easy job to manage a charity. So, to help, Faithstar LLP are running this advice surgery. If you would like help in preparing your accounts or have a query about how to organise your charity’s finances or governance, then this surgery could be just what you need. Managing partner Shahida Siddique will give free advice on problems and suggest ways to move forward. Shahida has extensive experience in supporting non-profit organisations with their finance and governance. Faithstar LLP can also offer help on managing administration, and website planning.

This is not a drop-in surgery, appointments will only be booked on a “first come, first served” basis, so please contact Faithstar LLP to reserve your place. For more information please visit

Faithstar LLP

Homegrown Ceilidh for Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair

Sun 2 Apr 2017, 7.30-10.30pm Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane S10 2FB

A fundraiser dance with THE WELL DRESSED BAND to support Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair (which is on 20th May this year).

There will be ceilidh dancing with guidance from the caller explaining the steps, loads of food (bring and share, if you can come with something to add to the table). Raffle with various prizes.

Tickets £7 on the door, £6 in advance, £5 concession and under 16s free. To book tickets in advance, email: jerrysimon.grow@gmail.com or call 07976 313642.

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Women’s Access to Justice

Mon 3 Apr 2017, 9am-4pm, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row S1 2BX

This day-long event is not just a talking shop on the importance of access to justice for women. They plan real action, which includes volunteering needed from the general public and students, who will hopefully commit to a number of hours to the charities that work in this field. The goodwill of volunteers is vital to their success in improving people's lives.

A free event organised by academics and students from Sheffield Hallam University Department of Law and Criminology, as part of the SHU annual Social Justice Week. Limited spaces available; includes lunch and refreshments. Arrive from 8.30am.

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