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Health, Fitness & Well-being

Have your say about Sheffield’s outdoor space and recreation

There are just 3 days left to get involved with this current council consultation about Sheffield’s outdoor spaces. This may affect funding and the parks and recreation facilities in our area:
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Advice & Support

St James Church friendship group

St James United Reform Church, Scott Road, Sheffield S4 7BG, invites you to a Weekly Friendship Group, every Tuesday starting 14th March. 12-2.30pm Come and join us for friendship and fun. Learn a craft or … [Read more]
Fir Vale food bank volunteers in the kitchen of St Cuthbert’s church, cooking.
Health, Fitness & Well-being

“We feed – we listen”

Story and photo by Shuna Beckett church is a food bank with a difference. It brings members of the community together to interact, share and grow in confidence in a friendly, open and non-judgmental environment. … [Read more]
Arsalan, in university gown, and Brendan, stand in front of a boxing ring.
Children & Young People

Educated in the ring

Story by Arsalan Othman | Photo by Bridget Ingle Previously I was in the Messenger after winning gold at the British Universities Boxing Championships. Now I have another big achievement in that I have finally … [Read more]
Trevor and a Pitsmoor Health Walk volunteer holding Trevor's Volunteer walk leader certificate.
Projects & People

Leading the way

Story by Farhaan Warsame | Photo by Amy Palmer Pitsmoor Health Walk has a new walk leader! Trevor, a retired bricklayer, has been coming to the group for a couple of years. Trevor has cancer himself and says … [Read more]
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Education & Training

My adult learning experience

Farhaan Warsame I came to Sheffield in 2002. I spoke a little bit of English and did not have any skills to get a job. My life was very boring and lacked social relationships. Therefore … [Read more]
Schola and other happy fundraiser attendees stand around a table of cakes.
Arts & Culture

Schola’s scholars

Story and photo by Amy Palmer Local ESOL teacher Schola Cashdan does more than help people learn in Sheffield, she is also busy fundraising for the Rainbow Learning Academy in Kenya. Staff and volunteers from the Messenger … [Read more]
Volunteers and staff from a project Exploring Utopia and Tesco’s Community Champions stand in front of Palace of Westminster.
Children & Young People

Playground to the Palace

Story by Patrick Meleady | Photo by Pitsmoor Adventure Playground A group of North Sheffield, volunteers and staff including representatives from a project Exploring Utopia with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Tesco’s Community Champions, were commended for their … [Read more]
A board with "Burngreave Local history Group" at the centre has a display of information and pictures, such as a page for All Saints Church, Pitsmoor.
History & Heritage

History group goes to town

Story and photo by Suzanne Bingham The Burngreave Local History group have spent part of last year researching a subject of personal interest, to create a display that will tour around Sheffield. It has just held pride of … [Read more]
Close up on various colours of pencils in a pot.
Arts & Culture

Richard Hanson photo competition

Richard Hanson photo competition The winner of last issue’s ‘learning’ photo contest is Cameron Gregory, with his picture of coloured pencils. Dekhra Al-afif is our runner up, with a picture, taken in Egypt, of hieroglyphics … [Read more]
Usha Blackham and other volunteers at the Aspiring Communities Together Winter Fair.
Arts & Culture

Together for winter fun

Story and photo by James Woollen This year Aspiring Communities Together Winter Fair was organised by Usha Blackham and held at the Fir Vale Centre, which is situated behind Fir Vale School. A good time was had … [Read more]
Parents and children sit by the alter in Christ Church dressed in nativity costumes.
Arts & Culture

Scratch Nativity

Story by Huw Thomas | Photo by Jess Hanson Christmas saw the return of the Pitsmoor tradition of the ‘Scratch Nativity’ at Christ Church. Adults and children turned up on the day and started from scratch, without casting … [Read more]