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Sheffield speaks up in Parliament

A presentation about City of Sanctuary Sheffield proved to be one of the highlights at a meeting in the Palace of Westminster, when our Awareness Co-ordinator Rodrigo Edema spoke about our work in local schools. Rodrigo was assisted by Evie Baker and Laura Dodds, two students who had been moved to volunteer after hearing him speak at their school (pictured here with colleagues from Bristol). The meeting, in a Parliamentary committee room overlooking the Thames, was organised by the Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather, to showcase the work of City of Sanctuary groups around the country. More than 35 MPs turned up to hear the speeches, including Paul Blomfield of Sheffield Central, who praised Rodrigo for his work in raising awareness about asylum.