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HBTSR formed in September 2015, as the global refugee crisis escalated. We joined City of Sanctuary soon afterwards.  We are a registered charity, No: 1173570

We are a member of Together with Refugees Coalition    and also Lift the Ban Coalition. 

We are a group of volunteers [ we have no paid workers]  welcoming people seeking sanctuary, raising funds to help them and encouraging our political representatives to put policies in place for a kind and fair immigration system. As  a group, our supporters are  of all faiths and none and all political persuasions : what unites us is our common humanity and compassion for others.

We will try to do our best  in all circumstances but are all  volunteers also coping with everything else that life throws at us.

You can find out more about our aims here. The best way to see what we do is to read Latest News, below, and sign up to our Newsletter.

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write to us on [email protected]

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For more details about donations, see here

We hold monthly group meetings via Zoom to which all are invited to help make decisions. We also have a Board of Trustees who meet twice a year or more often if needed.

Our 9 Trustees are Tim Butler [Chair], Lawrence Duffy [Treasurer] Ailsa Dunn [Secretary] Melrose East{ Policy, Welcome Day Lead, Risk Management lead], Rowland Jepson [Schools lead] Claire Armstrong [ Support  lead] Val Fraser [Press lead] Adil Gatrad, Lis Lifford.

Contact us on [email protected]

What we do – latest news

Ukrainian crisis March 2022 please see what we are doing here


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