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Total raised so far


£225.00 of £250 target +£50.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

10 years ago

Peter Wilson and Clare Griggs

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Supporting an excellent cause and a fabulous effort!

10 years ago

Hilary and Andy

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good effort Alistair!

10 years ago

chris tyldesley

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

well done Alistair. Take it steady!

10 years ago

Eleri Davies

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope it's not too hot! Enjoy

10 years ago

Ian Ridley

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Enjoy the run!

10 years ago

Olive Biltcliffe

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Here we go again...!

10 years ago

Julian Griggs


Go for it, Bro!

10 years ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Enjoy the run

10 years ago

jane french

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

go for it!

10 years ago

Dinah Beckett

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Alistair!

Alistair Griggs is raising money for VOLUNTARY ACTION SHEFFIELD

New Beginnings Project at Voluntary Action Sheffield

Event date: 27th May 2012

My story

I'm running the Sheffield half-marathon again this year, on Sunday 27 May - probably slower than ever..... but hope you'll sponsor me to raise money for this great refugee project. You know that the cause is close to my heart after my time at Refugee Council.

Thanks so much, in advance - Alistair

"The New Beginnings Project helps refugees and asylum seekers to become volunteers. The project is run by the Volunteer Centre, based at Voluntary Action Sheffield.

Volunteering is a brilliant way for refugees to integrate into British life. You can learn English by volunteering, you can learn about British culture. And you can give something back.

Many refugees gain their first UK work experience through volunteering. In the increasingly difficult job market, refugees are finding it harder to gain UK work experience and without that experience they cannot get a job. The work experience they have gained in their countries of origins is seldom recognised.

Over the last 7 years New Beginnings have worked with 1300 refugees and asylum seekers from over 75 nationalities. 650 have become volunteers, making a contribution to a very broad range of community groups and organisations across Sheffield. Now funding for the project has ended and New Beginnings are urgently seeking funds to keep this really important work going."

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Charity number: 223007

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