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What we do – latest news
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Letter to Fay Jones about the Nationality and Borders Bill
Sent 18th July 2021
Cycles to Re-Cycle Swansea.
loading the van
A very sunny day at Craig Y Nos!
"A well oiled machine", was how Francesca Bell, Community Development Officer for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority [BBNPA], described the collaborative effort that underpinned this, the sixth such visit to Craig Y Nos. The BBNPA staff, Criw Craggy volunteers and…
HBTSR celebrate refugee week 2021
The theme of Refugee Week 2021, ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, was an invitation to extend a hand to someone new. Refugee Week also has links with the Jo Cox Foundation Great Get Together who suggested that a socially distanced walk…
Refugee week 2021
By kind permission of David Raikes and Carla Rapoport , Hay ,Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees[ HBTSR] are delighted to be able to hold a socially distanced, 'bring your own' picnic and walk in the grounds of Treberfydd House…
Scrap the New Plan for Immigration!
Community sewing project helps heal the isolation of lockdown for people seeking sanctuary and their supporters
Before the Pandemic put an end to large groups of people getting together, Hay Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees, organised and hosted Welcome Days in their locality for people seeking asylum or refuge in South Wales. The charity has…
A potter’s response to sanctuary seekers
New member Sue Lambton wrote enclosing a photo of a small installation that she made.
Concerns about the New plans for Immigration
This letter had contributions from 7 people and over 30 emailed to say how pleased they were with it. Thanks to everyone who took the time to help and to all who read and approved.
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…