We are a group of volunteers 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. 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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What we do – latest news
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Home Office letter about the use of army barracks for housing people seeking asylum.
Kirsty Williams MS Welsh Liberal Democrats 4 Watergate
The case for Vitamin D supplementation
HBTSR plan to help purchase Vitamin D supplements during the winter months for people seeking Asylum in Newport and Swansea as we know that living on less that £40 a week does not make it easy to buy supplements and…
It has been a difficult year for everyone but generous locals have come together to bring some Christmas cheer to people seeking asylum and refuge across Wales. Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees [HBTSR] contacted the villages and towns which…
Collaboration with Tools for Self Reliance
Article from Brecon and Radnor Express
Breconshire Bikes benefit people seeking asylum.
“There must be more bikes than people in Breconshire’, marvelled Mark Seymour who
Letter to MP about the use of Penally camp for men seeking asylum
9th October by email
Meeting with Kirsty Williams MS
An example week---Other busy week has just passed [ 6-13th September 2020].
Plea for Safe Passage to MP
Email sent about need for legal routes to seek asylum in UK .. Others who sent similar emails have had responses that are different but could be summarised as She expresses sorrow for the loss of life, comments upon the…
How we’ve spent ‘Lockdown’
In September 2015 a group of people met in a cafe in Hay. We were outraged to be watching people die in the Mediterranean and that in the months leading up to the death of little Alan Kurdi the media…
No-one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark… No-one puts their child in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”
These lines from a poem by poem by British-Somali poet Warsan Shire remind us that people fleeing from war and persecution do not chose to flee or to expose themselves to dangerous sea crossings.
Buy your facemasks here!
One of our Fundraising Coordinators Rachel Giaccone came up with the idea and pattern for making washable face masks. Supporters Janet, Gaynor ,Penny and Kumari are kindly making these beautiful 2 layer face masks for HBTSR and we are keen…
correspondence with MP Fay Jones
We have agreement from Fay Jones to publish this correspondence