Category Archives: Fundraising

Kholoud Al Ajarma at benefit meal Sheffield 28th Jan

Kholoud+Al+AjarmaKholoud Al Ajarma is a Palestinian refugee from Aida Camp, Bethlehem and is coming to Sheffield next week to speak to us about her experience of working with refugees.
She has lots of experience working with young refugees, encouraging them to speak out and assert their rights. She worked in the Lajee Centre, Aida Camp, and in other camps across the West Bank developing programmes for the youngsters, particularly in media and photography. She has travelled with the Lajee dancers on international tours and acted as compere, giving voice very strongly to the political significance of dance, an act of cultural resistance to occupation and oppression.
She’s a great speaker and knows the value of Children’s Centres, the cause we’re promoting in this Benefit– come and meet her

 

2017 is 10th anniversary year for Scholarship Fund

Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund sponsored its first three women students into university in Gaza in 2007. This year we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary  and aiming to reach the target of sending out a total of £100,000 over 10 years.

To reach this target we need to raise £23,000 by June 2017. We have raised £19,000 to date, so are well on the way. There are events planned during the year including an International Women’s Day celebration in Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday 8th March at 7.00pm. The event is being hosted by the Lord Mayor’s Office.

Come and join us to celebrate the students who have gained degrees and those we are currently supporting. Hear their stories and see their achievements.

10th Anniversary Flyer

Buy our 2017 right to roam calendar

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Front page of the right to roam calendar

Calendars are £5 to individuals and £3 to branches. P&P is £1/calendar.

To buy a calendar:

we will have them on sale at all our events  or

if you are ordering on behalf of a branch please fill in this form (pdf) or this one (Word format) and send with a cheque to Sheffield PSC, 118 Upperthorpe, S6 3NF 

If you are an indivudal please complete this form (pdf) or this form (in Word format) with a cheque to Sheffield PSC, 118 Upperthorpe, S6 3NF

Right to roam walk 2016 is about to start!

From April 22nd to May 21st The Right to Roam walk will highlight the plight of Palestinians under occupation
From April 22nd to May 21st The Right to Roam walk will highlight the plight of Palestinians under occupation

The right to roam walk in 2016 will take Caroline and fellow walkers from Morvich – 50 miles north of Fort William,  to John O’Groats. (The full route for the UK 2016 right to roam walk is here)

We are wanting to celebrate the bravery of those who fought for the right to roam , how privileged we are to have that right and how entrapped by occupation and injustice are Palestinians who cannot move from area to area without moving through checkpoints.

The walk will end with simultaneous events right across the UK and in Gaza and the West Bank.

Please donate

to raise funds for the Children Projects or via the right to roam giving page for the Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund.

More details on the right to roam walk can be found here

Supporting Sheffield PSC through 2016

Afaq Jadeeda logoSheffield PSC needs your support through 2016.

Our campaigning – on BDS, against the ridiculous ruling by the co-op bank, against the equally ridiculous and insipid declaration that PSC is a terrorist organisation, to increase awareness of the injustices suffered by Palestinian people – all these things need funds.

And so does our direct support for Palestinian people – whether through the children’s projects or the scholarship fund.

Please find out how here :  SPSC Appeal – Version 2016-2.1 and act now.

Women of Palestine: living through trauma, building resilience

northern women for plaestineJoin us for a series of events dedicated to the women of Palestine for International Women’s Day. Our theme is Women of Palestine: Living through Trauma, Building Resilience”.

Through film, music, drama, poetry, workshops, photography and women’s personal accounts, we will explore the daily trauma of life for Palestinian women. We’ll also be celebrating how they survive and thrive against all the odds – supporting each other, their families and their communities, by being politically and creatively active.

Running for a week, from Saturday 5 March Sunday 13 March, this programme has been devised by Northern Women for Palestine, a group of activists from towns and cities across the north of England committed to campaigning for justice for Palestinians.

reem in concertSat March 5 – Manchester

Sunday March 6 – Saddleworth

Tuesday March 8 – Sheffield

Thursday March 10 – York

Saturday March 12 – Bradford: Grand Finale

Sunday March 13 – Halifax: Reem Kelani in Concert

Right to roam 2016

Why not join us in the right to roam walk in 2016?

Children demand the right to roam as we can
Children demand the right to roam as we can

We are raising funds for:

Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund and Children’s Projects in Gaza

We will be starting this leg on April 25th  2016  where we finished last year, at Morvich; and we will be arriving at the end of our Right2Roam Walk, at John-o-Groats, on Saturday 21 May. The full itinerary is here.

Solidarity & fund raising walks along the R2R route (e.g. Bristol & Edale) are being organised for the final day

As in previous years,  there will also be a solidarity walk in Gaza, also the same day: we will all be with the people of Palestine in spirit even though they are unable to be with us.