Trio put their best feet forward for refugees

Josh Christie, running Sheffield half marathon in aid of asylum seekers' charity ASSIST
Josh Christie, running Sheffield half marathon in aid of asylum seekers' charity ASSIST
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Three fundraisers are running the Sheffield Half Marathon in aid of asylum seekers’ charity Assist.

Anna Brook, Tony Cornah and Josh Christie are all taking on the 12-mile challenge on Sunday.

Josh, aged 25, from Heeley, said: “Assist works to raise awareness of the issues facing asylum seekers, but also, and vitally, it provides basic support for people who are on the streets and without money or food.

“These people are asylum seekers whose claims have been refused and have no other form of support. They have no right to work or claim benefits which means they can be left homeless and destitute.

“Assist offers these people shelter and small welfare payments until they are in a position to progress their cases again. Many of those who are helped by Assist volunteer their time and skills to the community in Sheffield.

“I try to do something at least once a year to raise awareness and support those who are working night and day to support people who have claimed asylum but are homeless and destitute.”

To sponsor Josh, visit www.justgiving.com/joshchristie

Anna and Tony also have a fundraising page, at www.justgiving.com/AnnaTony

The trio have received hundreds of pounds’ sponsorship.