Providing young people with a home and a future – in aid of Nomad ONLINE

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Providing young people with a home and a future – FREE online event in aid of Sheffield Charity Nomad presented by Laura Baker

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We’re holding a special online event on the afternoon of June 18 as part of the Great Get Together campaign which was inspired by the late Jo Cox MP, who was killed in June 2016. In her first speech to Parliament, she said: “We have more in common than that which divides us.”

Sheffield has a proud tradition of caring for the most vulnerable in our society and we are delighted to support Sheffield homeless charity NOMAD with this Great Get Together event. NOMAD’s Laura Baker is our guest speaker and she will discuss the isolation and loneliness caused by homelessness and how the charity is equipping people with the skills and confidence to turn their lives around.

It’s free to join but if you’d like to make a donation, all proceeds will go to the charity’s work to help people out of homelessness.

NOMAD began in 1989, driven by the determination and dedication of Jackie, a Sheffield single mum, and Barrie, a single man experiencing homelessness. Both wanted to do something about the issues of homelessness, prevalent in the city at that time. The charity started in Jackie’s maisonette in Pitsmoor, run completely by volunteers.

Tea and cakes

We normally offer tea and cakes at our Great Get Together events. Sadly that’s not possible this year but just because it’s online doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an afternoon tea with us! Just bake or buy some cakes and brew up some tea - or get in touch with PJ Taste who will deliver an afternoon tea to your door (Sheffield only).

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The event will be held live on Zoom and you’ll need a link and password to access it. These will be provided by Eventbrite when you book, two days before the event and again shortly before it opens on the day.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions via “chat” and also to stay on and chat with other participants in a Zoom breakout room. Please let us know if you would like to take part in the breakout conversation by emailing after you book.

• 13:55 Zoom waiting room opens

• 14:00 Talk begins

• 15:00 Talk ends and breakout conversations start

• 15:45 Breakout room closes

On behalf of NOMAD, thank you for your support.

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Portland Works is often referred to as the birthplace of stainless steel manufacturing. It was built in Sheffield in 1879 and is now one of the last remaining working examples of a purpose built metal trades factory. Following a half-century of neglect, the building was purchased in 2013 by a social enterprise comprising more than 500 community shareholders who, having saved it from residential conversion, are now undertaking an extensive renovation.

The grade 2* listed building has been reborn as a centre for small manufacturing, independent artists and craftspeople, with more than 30 small businesses located within the 2600 square metre floor space. These include knife makers, an engraver and several engineers; cabinetmakers and joiners; jewellers and silver platers; artists; rug and guitar makers; photographers and a Yorkshire based gin distillery. Even high-tech CNC manufacturing is happening at Portland Works.

Portland Works is supported by a team of tireless volunteers, generous private and business donations, and by larger supporting institutions such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Architectural Heritage Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and the J. Paul Getty Jr. Charitable Trust.

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