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Friends from far and wide congregated in Sheffield to join a tremendous expression of gratitude for the founder ofASSIST and Sheffield Conversation Club – Myra Davies, who died after a short illness in May. Myra’s family listened as people queued to pay their own tributes to someone many described as a ‘saint’. The memorial event was organised byASSIST, together with Myra’s family and was attended by around 200 people, many of whom had personal stories to tell about how Myra had helped them or their loved ones as they sought – and fought for – sanctuary in Sheffield. Tears and laughter intermingled with memories and music, ending with songs for Myra by Body of Sound choir, pictured. Read Azizeh’s poem to Myra on our blog here.

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