Crops
Advice & Support

Sanctuary in the garden

ASSIST Sheffield provides accommodation, information and support to people who are seeking sanctuary and have been refused asylum. Without legal status, not being allowed to work, or access any form of statutory support, people become homeless and destitute in our city. The eight ASSIST houses in Pitsmoor, Firvale and Firth Park have four bedrooms, each room housing an asylum seeker. The Messenger visited some of the residents in these houses and spoke to a few who have become keen gardeners. [Read more]
Burngreave Cemetery bee keepers
Children & Young People

Caring for bees

Story by Saleema Imam Burngreave cemetery bees will soon be waking up and becoming active when the weather becomes a little warmer. We urgently need volunteers to help James, who has been the stalwart over [Read more]
Surtag Hack at the Messenger volunteers' party
Projects & People

Volunteers’ party

Story by Kim | Photo by James Woollen All at the volunteers’ party had a lovely time on Saturday 24th of August. There were activities for people to enjoy while meeting and chatting together including, [Read more]
Advice & Support

SAGE’s fertile plot

Story by Adrian Lake | Photo by Helena Dolby On Wednesday the 8th of August mental health charity SAGE Greenfingers, held an open day to promote their work and encourage others to join. The allotment [Read more]
Volunteer Fair
Advice & Support

Volunteer Fair

Make a difference this summer by volunteering. The Sheffield Volunteer Centre is hosting a Volunteer Fair: Tuesday 12th June 10am-4pm The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW. Come to the  Volunteering Fair to meet with [Read more]
Library volunteer Martin Jordin.
Interviews

Life at the Library

Retired and have some spare time? Why not volunteer? Meet members of the Burngreave Library team who did just that throughout this issue. If you’re interested in volunteering at Burngreave Library, just pop in and [Read more]
Children & Young People

Iftar Under the Stars

Story by Haamid, Ehsan, Haroon, Idrees and Ayaan | Photo by Amy Palmer On Saturday 10th June the 39th Sheffield scout group had an Iftari (opening of fast), under the beautiful night sky at Firth [Read more]
Environment

A Call to Play

Story and photo by Danae Wellington Ellesmere Park is home to an unusual variety of native flora and teeming diverse wildlife. However, the space is often left neglected and unmaintained by the council. One mum-of-three [Read more]