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What we do – latest news
August 2021 Crisis In Afghanistan.
A We are trying to raise money in several ways.
Who is raising money for a Women’s rights charity in Afghanistan. A fundraising take away meal is planned by the Comfort Kitchen( see Facebook)
The groups we work with in the cities don’t want material goods at the moment.
– You can ask to see quicker action to resettle refugees to prevent risk to life, and to see the resettlement programmes increase the numbers and scope.
– You can ask that Priti Patel scraps the Nationality and Borders Bill and works with the Third Sector and Welsh Government to ensure we have an asylum system fit for the future.
– You can ask that the Home Office doesn’t negatively label or criminalise those that flee persecution.
D tell as many people as possible why we welcome refugees.
STOP PRESS – from 16th March 2020 we are following government advice to avoid non essential travel and social contact. Please see our COVID19 policy
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Previous posts have told you that over 500 presents went to Swansea from our area. A large number were donated by Ysgol Pontffranc / Franksbridge School, Llangynidr Primary School , Llangors Church in Wales School, Hay on Wye County Primary…
Stall in Brecon Artisan Market
Brecon Artisan market allowed us to have a stall to raise the profile of our group and given the recent reports, we opted to to raise some money for the Disasters Emergency Committee[ DEC] appeal for Afghanistan. The stall was…
A Christmas outing to the Swansea Waterfront Winterland
"What can we do to help people to have a Happy Christmas after nearly two years of isolation?' I asked Thanu in early November. After a few minutes thought, Thanu replied "How about arranging for the Women's Group and their…
Christmas giving by four local schools and a Parish
The true spirit of Christmas was displayed this week when schoolchildren generously donated Christmas presents for refugee children currently living in Swansea. The four schools involved were Ysgol Pontffranc / Franksbridge School, Llangynidr Primary School , Llangors Church in Wales…
Deliveries in in the last 6 weeks
After a large delivery of bikes at the beginning of November to both Swansea and Newport by van , the cars took over! Adil took a large collection of items to Care4Calais drop off point in Cardiff on our day…
HBTSR at Hay Fair Trade Market
HBTSR were in Hay Fair Trade Market on Sunday 28th November- so many thanks to the wonderful people who run this. We made hot drinks and had donated mince -pies and cakes to give out in return for a donation. …
Another big bike delivery
Thanks to Drovers Cycles, Sean O’Donoghue, many individual donors and Tailored Plumbing Ltd, Lawrence, Cian and Ailsa were able to deliver on behalf of HBTSR, 19 bikes to Mark Seymour for the Gap Sanctuary and 17 bikes to Re-Cycle Swansea.…
Letter sent after meeting with Fay Jones MP on 2nd November about the Nationality and Borders Bill
November 6th 2021
2 days of Action against the Nationality and Borders Bill
We did it! Despite rain and wind, over 70 people turned up on the 20th October and we were able to circle St Mary’s Church in Brecon to show our opposition to the Nationality and Borders Bill. We were supported…
further letters to Fay Jones MP about the Nationality and Borders Bill
14th October 2021
Petition against the Borders and Nationality Bill
Petition against The Nationality and Borders Bill can be downloaded here and when signed, can be photographed and sent to [email protected]
Together with Refugees week of action 18-22 October
Day of action poster v2 can be down loaded here.