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The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Alan Law, JP, led the celebrations for the closing event of Sheffield first ‘Summer of Sanctuary’ at the Town Hall. Some 60 guests from refugee and supporting organisations which had hosted events during the last three months attended the ceremony, where the city council’s Executive Director of Communities Richard Webb handed out certificates to all who had contributed.

Councillor Law said he was proud that Sheffield, the UK’s first City of Sanctuary, had delivered such an exciting programme of events that had been watched and enjoyed by people from all sections of the community. A member of Side by Side drama group, Shayan, led the ceremony and the group involved the audience in a piece of participatory drama.