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Yvonne Cass – inspirational campaigner

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Yvonne Cass, a tireless campaigner for refugees & migrants in South Yorkshire and beyond. Yvonne came to the UK as a refugee from South Africa, where she was first a supporter, then critic of the ANC. Once here, she set up MARCO, the Migrant, Asylum, Refugee Community Organisation in Barnsley, working to break down barriers between those groups, and with the local community. Yvonne went on to work for the Northern Refugee Centre, and to become Vice-Chair and briefly Chair of the Refugee Council. The funeral will take place at 10.15am on Friday 27th March at City Road Crematorium, City Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 1GD. More details about Yvonne’s life can be found on the NRC website.