Nov 302012

Saturday 1 December 9:45am Graves Park

Activity Sheffield, Sheffield City Council have worked with Run England to launch the brand new 321 routes in Sheffield at Graves and Norfolk Heritage Park. The permanently marked routes provide not only a fun and safe route to use taking your though some great areas but also a way to monitor progress and set challenges for yourself. So why not start the New Year resolutions early, regardless of whether you walk, jog or run your way round each location and inspire more people just like you to get more active, more often with the support from Activity Sheffield and Run England.

If you’re interested, please come along to the launch on Saturday 01 December 9.45 am at GravesPark (near the Rose Garden Café), bringing along friends and family.

The 321 routes can be accessed anytime following the launch.

If you would like something a little bit more than what these routes offer, as you need that weekly motivation  and encouragement from others why not try…..

Graves Park Run

Parkrun is a 5km (that’s 3 miles!) route that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. People stroll, jog or run around the park taking in all the sites of this beautiful park.

If you want to give this a go then visit (and mark Graves as your home run) – print off your own personal barcode, where you can see how your time improves as you get fitter.

Make a positive difference in your life…Choose Activity Sheffield!

Tel 0114 273 4266

 Posted by at 3:34 pm
Nov 232012

Are you passionate about improving the quality of life of older people in Sheffield?

Age UK Sheffield are looking to recruit a team of 10 dedicated volunteer facilitators to be part of a piece of research that is being undertaken by Age UK Sheffield and Sheffield University (PLINY)

We are looking for people who are:-

  • Committed to supporting older people
  • Willing to facilitate telephone groups with older people
  • Able to chat with an older person as you would a friend
  • Prepared to undertake training and Induction
  • Good team players and able to work on their own
  • Able to commit to at least 3 hours per week for 16 weeks

This volunteer opportunity provides you with useful skills, knowledge & experience.

For more information and an informal chat, please contact:

Jan Burrows, Customer Engagement Manager
Age UK Sheffield
44 Castle Square
S1 2GF
Telephone 0114 2502863 / mobile 07825 597943
 Posted by at 9:51 pm
Nov 232012

Sheffield City Council has launched the “Heroes Welcome in Sheffield” scheme to give support, recognition and a little extra hospitality to armed forces personnel and their families. Local traders are being invited to offer members of the armed forces anything from a warm welcome to perhaps a little discount.

The scheme was launched by Councillor Clive Skelton at the Federation of Small Businesses’ networking event held at Costco Wholesale, Parkway Close, on Tuesday 13 November.

If you would like to know more about this scheme, click on the following link to the councils web-site:


 Posted by at 11:17 am
Nov 232012

SYFAB and Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) are running a FREE support and advice event for voluntary and community groups in the next two weeks. The event is now open for anyone to attend, wherever you are based. Please contact us to book your place!

The Artspace, Crystal Peaks Library

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Time: 10.00-1.00

Venue: The Artspace, CrystalPeaks Library, 1-3 Peak Square, Crystal Peaks Complex, Waterthorpe, Sheffield S20 7PH

in partnership with the South East Community Assembly.

Three workshops will be delivered around three different tables during the morning session, covering the following areas:

  •  how to start and develop your group
  • finding the right funding for your project
  • exploring Awards for All, the Lottery small grants scheme.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to participate in every workshop, and refreshments will be provided. There will also be the chance to ask questions, meet other local groups and hear about the support Community Assemblies can offer.

You will need to book your place in advance:

Contact: SYFAB

Telephone: 0114 249 4343



 Posted by at 11:09 am