'Making Sheffield Fairer' September Champions Update
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September Fairness
'Champion Opportunities'

We've got a really great range of opportunities and events working with wonderful organisations championing different aspects of fairness across the city for you to get involved with this month...and some great stories that prove change is possible and happening everywhere.

Remember, we'd love to hear what you've up to and involved with...tell us Your Champion Story here.

Snowdrop Project Opportunity

Do you have a desire to help provide community support to empower survivors of human trafficking to live independently?
As a Snowdrop volunteer Befriender you will help support survivors of human trafficking 1:1 in the community after they have left their safe-house accommodation.
Befrienders are offered training before taking up their volunteering role. You will gain experience in social care, and to gain knowledge around anti-trafficking.

Please note Snowdrop primarily support females at this time and are looking for mainly female befrienders who can meet survivors mornings and afternoons Mon-Fri.

More details can be found here or by emailing Rachel Medina on

Sheffield Futures Opportunity

Sheffield Futures needs your help to undertake a range of activities to promote their organisation and the work they do to the wider community.
From rattling a collection tin to getting involved in workshops, bringing new ideas to the table or helping to develop existing events; there's a really broad range of opportunities.

Please note the role will run on an ad-hoc basis and the Community Fundraiser will send a call out for volunteers as and when they have events booked! Hours: mornings, afternoons and evenings Mon-Fri.

More details can be found here or by emailing Elliot Walker on

Over 2,000 Volunteers wanting to help

Are you a not-for-profit organisation in Sheffield or the surrounding area that is looking for volunteers?

Sheffield Volunteering supports a family of over 2,200 students and staff sharing their time, skills and enthusiasm with the Sheffield community. Every year they work with over 150 organisations in Sheffield.

They plan a tailored and targeted promotion strategy for all volunteering opportunities on their website via an regular email bulletin, social media and information in their office (open 5 days a week).

You can find out more info here or Register to post opportunities here 

Roundabout - Sleep Out

Could you ‘rough it’ for one night to prevent this becoming a reality for vulnerable young people in Sheffield?

Roundabout are asking the public and businesses in Sheffield to get sponsored to swap their bed for a sleeping bag and a cold warehouse floor for one night.

The first half of the evening will feature fun, food and entertainment. From midnight onwards the challenge begins, as it’s lights down and into sleeping bags to catch some ‘zzz’s till morning when we’ll wake you up with tea and toast for brekkie.

An event like this is not intended to replicate the realities of homelessness, but instead to help make a real difference to those many young people who face challenges every day. REGISTER HERE

Roundabout Sleep Out Nov 2016

If you have any questions, please email Roundabout’s Fundraising Team
or call 0114 253 6753.

Additionally, if you are unable to take part in our Sleep Out but would like to support Roundabout and the work they do in Sheffield, then do get in touch!

Do you want volunteers / additional support?

If you have opportunities that our Fairness Champions could help you with, or if you know any organisations that would benefit from some support, we can help.
Click here to tell us about the one off / ongoing tasks you have.

'Fairer' Updates

Please read and share to help champion Fairness

World Food Day
What and When Is It?

A day of action against hunger.
Every year on October 16th, people around the world come together to show their commitment to help eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.
Click to read. #FairerFood

Cole Brothers removes
Boys and Girls labels

A huge step in the right direction?
John Lewis has become the first UK retailer to remove gender labels from all of its children’s clothing.

The department store chain has not only taken “girls” and “boys” labels from clothes from 0-14 years, but has also done away with the separate sections in stores.
Click to read. #FairerFutures

Scotland considers providing a weekly cash payment for life

Nicola Sturgeon says she will consider approving the scheme that would give recipients up to £150 every week whether they have a job or not.
Ms Sturgeon told MSPs in Holyrood that the proposal to introduce the UBI payment in Scotland was worth considering “as we look ahead to the next decade and beyond”.
Click to read. #FairerWork

Championing 'Making Sheffield Fairer'

The best way to help make Sheffield Fairer is to do things that, however seemingly insignificant, make a little difference.

It is through the 'power of small actions' that we really can build a fairer and better city. There are so many people doing great work to help and support others and we want to celebrate, shout about and support them.
We are connecting with and searching for projects, initiatives and organisations who are working to Make Sheffield Fairer, so that we can give our Champions opportunities that they can get involved with.
We also want to hear from all the people already making a difference, sign them up as Champions, showcase what they're doing and start finding ways that we can help them.
Anyone who lives, works, studies or does business in Sheffield can become a Fairness Champion, just click here.

Many thanks for your ongoing support and efforts,

Jonny, the OPUS and Our Fair City Teams
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