My annual International Women’s Day charity film screening is on Wednesday 7th March in Sheffield University Students’ Union (reception 6.15pm; film 7pm). We’re watching Hidden Figures and raising money for the Together Women Project and Women in Construction and Technology. Find out more and book your tickets here.
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.
I have pressed Universities Minister Sam Gyimah to seek further talks on proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme, which have led to strike action at many universities. I previously worked with the local UCU on issues in relation to the valuation of the scheme.
I was pleased to visit the Salvation Army Lifehouse in Sheffield with Louise Haigh MP – we’ll be pushing the Government to protect funding for supported housing. Read more.
I joined the annual awards evening celebrating the achievements of the local Yemeni community – particularly in education.
I joined the Orthodox community for their annual charity Hospital Service and, on the same Sunday, went to a Reform community event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Backing the Hatters on funding
I have backed women’s basketball team Sheffield Hatters’ call for more funding for the sport, after they warned that basketball is “reaching a crisis point.” Read more.
Adult community mental health services – Find out more about changes and talk to service managers and leaders at drop-in sessions throughout March. Details here.
Sheffield City Council info on cold winter weather – For all information on roads and pavements click here. For a full guide to winter, see here. Sign up for winter alerts, including Keeping Healthy and Well here. Although schools have their own ways of informing parents, you can check closures 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.
NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund – For not-for-profit organisations with a project helping people to help themselves with financial capability and enterprise. Applications open until 23rd February 2018. More information here.
JOIN the Lantern Parade! – Watch the historic battle. Sheffield’s ROBIN HOOD V The Frackers! Find events in Sheffield here.
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.