HBTSR formed in September 2015 and joined City of Sanctuary soon afterwards. City of Sanctuary is a national movement with over 60 local groups which are committed to developing a ‘culture of welcome and inclusion’ for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. The aim is to create a network of places throughout the country which do their best to include people seeking asylum or refuge in the lives of their communities.
HBTSR is also affiliated with Refugees Welcome, a group who have a strong focus on campaigning. There are over 90 Refugees Welcome campaign groups around the UK.
The global refugee crisis is the largest in generations. Millions of people need our help and we need to do more. The country stands ready and willing but we need our political leaders to act to make change happen.
HBTSR are a group of volunteers coordinating a local response to the refugee crisis. You can find out more about our aims here. We were recognised as a registered charity in June 2017 and our number is 1173570.
We are all volunteers giving our time and skills for free whilst juggling the rest of things that life throws at us. If we are slow to reply or to do something please give us a gentle nudge or reminder.
Open public meeting at St Marys Church on 15th November 2019
On Thursday 15th November about 30-40 people were privileged to hear two very different but both very illuminating keynote speakers…
Masterclass at Drovers Cycles
A small group of young men seeking asylum visited Drovers Cycles with Mark from Newport Gap Sanctuary on the 6th…
A blustery but brilliant day in Bronllys
We had a super day out in Bronllys after an eight week pause due to illness among Swansea volunteers during…
HBTSR ,proud recipients of the Archbishop’s Lenten appeal monies
It was the Mission Festival in Brecon Cathedral this afternoon September 15th 2018, when the Bishop’s Lent Appeal cheques were…
Another brilliant day in Brecon
Penny and Andrew agreed to host another day in Brecon and many of their supportive friends and other group members…
Talgarth Sports 2018
‘This is our third year at Talgarth Sports Festival and it just gets better every time. There were so many…
More about Project Get Together [PGT]
By Sian Cox for HBTSR.
About Project Get Together held 6-8th July 2018
‘How do you capture the joy that these young people are expressing and feeling in words on a feedback form?’…
The international language of football
Mark from The Gap Newport wrote early in May-‘Some of our teenagers are going with the Police to a 7…
A tremendous time at Trefonnen- again !
‘It’s very beautiful here. The donations are very helpful as we have little money as asylum seekers.’
“And the winner is….HBTSR”- and people seeking Asylum
We were very surprised when in April we heard that we had been nominated for an award of volunteer of…
Another perfect picnic in the Park
‘Our friends in Swansea live like they are in an open prison – in small rooms with little money and…