Thanks to everyone who’s donated to my Christmas Appeal for homeless charities. We’re just £200 short of my £3,000 target. Help me get over the line by donating here.
International Women's Day (IWD)
I’m holding my annual IWD charity film screening on Wednesday 7th March in Sheffield Students’ Union (reception 6.15pm; film 7pm). We’re watching Hidden Figures and raising money for the Together Women Project and WICAT. Tickets will be available on my website/Facebook or ring my office on 0114 272 2882.
I'm holding one of my regular trips to Parliament on Monday 23rd April – offering a fascinating tour of one of the world’s most famous buildings, a chance to see the Commons in action and take part in a Q&A. If you’re interested click here.
Special Educational Needs
I met with a group of SEN parents to discuss their problems with EHC plans and funding for schools. If you have experiences to share, do get in touch.
Getting rid of plastic straws
I’m backing the #StrawFreeSheffield campaign and asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to reduce the use of plastic straws.
I toured the Moor with representatives of the developer, Aberdeen Asset Management, to catch up on progress with the development.
I’ve pressed Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt on what representations he has made to the Israeli Government to release imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who I met during my recent visit to the West Bank.
Clean up Sharrow – Litter picking in Sharrow in association with Help Sheffield. All welcome. First Saturday of every month, 10am. Meet outside Little Shop of Chocs, 144 Abbeydale Road.
Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy – Give your views on the future of local transport - more details and how to get involved here.
Sleep Out 2018 – Get sponsored to sleep on the floor of the Abbeydale Picture House and raise money for St Wilfrid’s Centre. Friday 16th March 2018 7pm – 8am. Find out more here.
We Are The Lions, Mr Manager! – Stage play about Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike. 27 Feb – 3 March from 7:30pm at The Lantern Theatre. Read more.
Developing Future LGBT+ Leaders – Conference on supporting LGBT+ young people to become effective leaders. For teachers, youth workers, health & care workers, parents/carers, students, and anyone with an interest. Monday 26th Feb, 9.30am – 5.00pm at a City Centre venue - Read more. The Sheena Amos Youth Trust are also holding a parallel leadership event for LGBT+ young people on 10 February – for details contact email@example.com
Everyday Sexism Campaign by Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union –The campaign focuses on the everyday struggle of individuals caused by everyday sexism. Interested in getting involved? They are looking for workshops, activities and presentations with an interesting message or idea. Campaign runs February 12th to 14th, 2018. More details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping in touch
My office is open every weekday and if you have any questions or need any help please ring 0114 272 2882 or email me.