Memorial event to remember Sheffield charity worker

Tributes have been paid to Sheffield charity worker Myra Davis.

Tributes have been paid to Sheffield charity worker Myra Davis.

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A memorial event for a Sheffield charity worker who helped hundreds of refugees takes place next month.

Myra Davis, who helped found organisations Assist, Sheffield Conversation Club and the Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers, is to be remembered on Saturday, July 5, at an event at Central United Reformed Church in Sheffield.

Myra died in May aged 76 following a battle with cancer. The mum-of-two, from Nether Edge, opened her home to many asylum seekers, allowing them to live with her as their applications were processed.

A spokesman for Assist said: “This event is being organised by people from different groups, and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

“Myra was our original founder and loved by many of our volunteers and clients. We wanted to hold an event to bring together people who cared about Myra to remember her, celebrating her life and what she achieved.”

The event will include music, poetry and refreshments.

Myra, also a member of the Green Party and Amnesty International, came into contact with many refugees while teaching English as a foreign language around Sheffield.

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