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Today is an auspicious day indeed; my blog is 4 years old 🙂

I have just signed up to the Sheffield Poem-a-thon which is taking place in Sheffield on 2nd April. Local poets are reading in relay, each taking 8 minute time slots, to read poems of their choice. The money raised will go towards Assist Sheffield, a fabulous charity working with refugees and asylum seekers in Sheffield.

ASSIST who support refused asylum seekers here in the city of Sheffield.  These asylum seekers are not allowed to work, to register themselves as homeless or to be placed in local authority night shelters. Many become destitute, struggling daily for food, accommodation and clothing. ASSIST says that:

  • £5 could cover expenses for a weekend’s hospitality for an asylum seeker in need of somewhere to sleep
  • £17 could cover travel expenses to enable an asylum seeker to get to medical and legal appointments
  • £20 could give a vulnerable asylum seeker a week’s ASSISTgrant to enable them to buy some food

If you feel you could help by making a donation, please click the link below to take you to my, Just Giving Page, to see further details or to make a donation. Thank you 🙂