In the week that saw Wales reach the semi finals, it seemed appropriate that one of Wales cities took delivery of a new table football table that was funded by HBTSR. It is a high quality table and seems very sturdy. It was assembled by two people who are seeking asylum in Newport and was ready to be played with by early afternoon. Lawrence and Ailsa were able to be with Volunteer Dylan Moore, who was brought up in our area, to see the first games played on the table.
Sanctuary Newport aims to provide support for refugees and asylum seekers to access mainstream services, to help develop and utilise skills through volunteering, to promote social inclusion and emotional well being through social activities and to reduce social exclusion by developing English language skills.
They run English classes for men and women, drop-in services offering help and advocacy, a Mums and Toddlers group, a Men’s games nights, provide a weekly meal, plus a number of other occasional social events and opportunities for asylum seekers and refugees throughout the year. Activities are open to people of all faiths (and none) and they welcome participants from all around the world, from many different cultures and backgrounds.
Newport Sanctuary will start to send a few people to join our away days and will welcome people who would be interested in volunteering [email protected]