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Orange Planes Campaign continued
On 23rd September a group met at Y Gaer to join in the Together with Refugees coalition campaign to #FillTheSkiesWithHope. Following this we have held stalls in Hay on two occasions[ October and November] and on 18th December we also…
Christmas giving 2022
so many gifts in Hay school
Working towards becoming recognised as Schools of Sanctuary
Clyro, Hay On Wye and Llangorse Primary schools have applied to become Schools of Sanctuary and have been starting to gather the evidence to show that they are welcoming and inclusive schools who have learnt , embedded and shared information…
notes from meeting in Henderson Hall on 10/11/22
Notes here nov 22
Please stop the threat of flights to Rwanda
Hay on Wye market were kind enough to allow us another stall to discuss and demonstrate our opposition to the concept of sending traumatised people seeking asylum to Rwanda, a country not noted for its human rights record or good…
A day out in Llangattock woodlands..
Sarah from The Gap Sanctuary in Newport made contact to ask if she could come with a small group of Unaccompanied minors who were seeking asylum. These boys had been sent to Newport who had identified social workers to help…
A marvellous day at the Mountain Centre
" It's the joy of the day that matters." a wonderful quote that sums up the essence of a welcome day out.
Stop the Rwanda Flights #FillTheSkiesWithHope
Refugees abandon their homes to escape war and persecution. They have to seek safety elsewhere. The right to do so, set out in the 1951 Refugee Convention, has protected millions worldwide for decades.
Penpont performs its usual magic.
Every now and then one wonders if a day out really makes any difference to people who are living hard lives in poverty and often in fear that they may be returned to the horrors that they left. This message…
Ukrainian independence day and welcome day at Craig Y Nos
When we planned another wonderful day out at Craig Y Nos [CYN] we didn't actually realise what perfect timing we had chosen and nor did we guess how popular this event would be! Coinciding with Ukrainian Independence Day was entirely…
Kite flying in Hay to show Afghan people that they are not forgotten.
Rachel decided to join in with the Good Chance Theatre kite making and flying day to mark a year since the Taliban took over in Afghanistan. It seemed a great way to help promote our Afghan friend Sweeta's need for…
Mark the one year anniversary of the Taliban taking over in Afghanistan.
On Saturday 20th August 2022, to mark one-year since the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees will host a kite-making workshop at Hay Castle from 10a.m to 3p.m. with Afghan food and music.