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.
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. Basically we aim to be welcoming to people seeking sanctuary, to raise funds to help us demonstrate this welcome and to encourage our political representatives to put policies in place for a kind and fair immigration system.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.
Latest News [ all images are taken by HBTSR or from websites pertaining to venues and we have verbal consent from all people in photos]
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…
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…
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.…
General election 2019- request for information from our prospective parliamentary candidates.
As with our By Election earlier this year I wrote to all candidates seeking their views on 22nd November as…
Christmas came early to Penpont
How to begin to write about yet another wonderful day at Penpont? Yet again, Gavin and Vina opened their home…
A celebration of 4 years of HBTSR
November 15th 2019, St Mary’s Church and Father Steven kindly allowed us to celebrate 4 years of HBTSR , to…
Another brilliant day out in Bronllys
After the storms in the previous few days, a slightly overcast day in Bronllys was far better than expected. Whilst…
A great day for ducks at Craig Y Nos!
Marvellous Criw Craggy made this great day out possible. Despite having been refused a grant to run a commemoration of…
Glasbury Arts Welsh contemporary artists exhibition in Brecon features an asylum seeking artist from Newport
There is a superb exhibition of Welsh contemporary art at Theatr Brycheiniog. Arranged by Glasbury Arts , this exhibition gives…
A very sucessful Syrian Families Welcome Day at Ysgol Trefonnen School
the welcome given by Margaret, Barbra and Fatima
Another brilliant day in Brecon
‘Thank you for your hospitality, for thinking about us and giving us a different day. We really appreciate it. ‘
Victory for Kush Stars FC at Talgarth!
‘I was astonished by the heart warming (tear welling) welcome provided by all at Talgarth yesterday. So much thought and…