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.
What we do – latest news
STOP PRESS – from 16th March 2020 we are following government advice to avoid non essential travel and social contact.
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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
Another lovely day in Llangorse
Some say' a camel is a horse designed by a committee' and ' too many cooks spoil the broth' but HBTSR rely upon having many cooks, washer uppers and activity organisers and know that somehow they will all work happily…
Success for Otis Bolamu
I can hardly believe that I didn't share this news on this website although it's been on all other social media. Better late than never?
A wonderful day in Hay
Another wonderful ,relaxing and yet exhilarating day out in Hay for over 120 people from the local area and 48 people from Swansea. This was again expertly hosted by Headteacher Lex and staff Lou, Menna and Sarah, a large number…
Thanks to all the Unsung Heroes
The end of another successful year of supporting and welcoming and enjoying the company of people seeking sanctuary draws near. At our open meeting in November we celebrated the contribution of some of the many people who have helped us…