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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.
A welcome day out at Treberfydd House and gardens for Ukrainian guests and hosts.
Carla and David owners of Treberfydd have been great supporters of HBTSR for many years and we had been trying to arrange another welcome day since the winter but Covid and diaries made this difficult. So when it was suggested…
Landmark day March 21st
We have written so many times to our Mp about our concerns about the Nationality and Borders Bill and asked her to support two main amendments from the House of Lords - Letter from 22nd March timed to be with…
homes for Ukraine
We live in fast moving and strange times. Our Government has on one hand been trying for a year to pass a very restrictive Nationality and Borders BIll and on the other has just announced that people from Ukraine may…