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Minor update in December 2020– Currently we are not able to accept clothing or many other goods as we don’t have storage or ability to distribute as the groups we usually work with are also not working as they did.  Below are details of what we used to do.



We are so grateful to all of the wonderful people and organisations in our local area (and beyond!) who have given us invaluable support since we started in September 2015.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of the people who have come to our stalls for more information, to all of the generous individuals who have donated to our cause, our Assembly Members, Town and County Councillors, the Churches and the amazing support from local groups and businesses in providing storage space, meeting space, funds and much more! Please find a few mentions below…

A big thank you to…Hay Castle Trust

Hay Castle for kindly offering us space for our first away day as well as offering some temporary sorting and storage space for the donations we have gratefully received for our collections.

Brecon Beacons National Park AuthorityBrecon Beacons National Park Authority Gwernyfed RFCfor offering us some longer term storage  in the past,hosting days at Craig y Nos and for offering IT support and re conditioned laptops from time to time..

Gwernyfed Rugby club for offering us space for our meetings. and hosting away days.

Treberfydd House for days out and fundraising

Brecon Rotary Club for Rotary Cluba generous donation to help with provision of Christmas presents for refugee children, school boxes and transport. Also space at Brecon show to promote our group and ongoing help.

Hay Festival for 1. donating money following the Winter Weekend festivals and summer festivals. We are very grateful for these generous donations . 2.  allowing us to collect at their very successful May literary festivals and donating some money from ticket returns raising a large sum which has allowed us to continue our work and support many other groups  Hay Festival3. providing a venue for a joint meeting of refugees groups from south Wales and PEN Cymru 4. allowing   people seeking asylum in Swansea to act as stewards during the festival over the 4 ears 5. provision of free tickets to people seeking asylum or refuge and their supporters.

The Liberal Democrats Constituency Office in Brecon, St Mary’s Church in Hay on Wye and in the past the Guildhall in Brecon for being drop off points for donations (please get in touch with us first if you are able to help with any donations).Brecon Food Bank

Brecon Foodbank who gave us over 170 kg of food to distribute at our second welcome day – our visitors were incredibly grateful. This generosity continues so we are able to give food to our visitors regularly.

Tŷ-Mawr-Mawr in Brecon for kindly offering us storage space for donations since early 2016 and helping to host a respite day. This is our only storage area  for the large amounts of donations and is very well used!


Image resultImage resultImage resultAldi, The Cooperative and Morrisons who have given us food for welcome days that has allowed us to prepare fantastic meals and to give to people to take home.
And other businesses mentioned in specific away day reports.

So many people for generously finding money, food, toiletries, clothing, blankets , accommodation and all the many other things that help us to help people here and abroad who are displaced and seeking sanctuary.

Penpont House for donating  Christmas trees and for hosting welcome days twice a year since 2017.

Cradoc Primary School [ School of Sanctuary] for arranging and supporting welcome days

 Ysgol Trefonnen School for arranging and supporting 2 welcome days .

Drovers Cycles Hay on Wye for hosting  bike maintenance days and providing food, friendship and bikes as well as expertise. And a drop offpoint for Bikes to go to Newport Sanctuary, Swansea Re-Cycle or Penally.

Cor Mebion Talgarth Male voice choir for beautiful singing and helping with raising money

Talgarth Town council and Talgarth and District Regeneration Group for support and welcome especially with Talgarth Sports and walking festival.

Criw Craggy Volunteers for Support with welcome days at Craig Y Nos.

Neil Jones and Cate Peters of  Design Umbrella for their enormous help and support with design of Posters, Logos, Banners, Leaflets etc.

Rowland Jepson for the extremely generous and regular loan of his beautiful Holiday cottage so that some people seeking sanctuary can have a holiday break . This cottage is available for rent- please see here

PGL Activity holidays for partnering with us for Project Get Together and supplying residential places below normal cost

Arts in the Tawe Valley for help with artistic activities at Craig y nos and Penpont

The Mill Talgarth for help with fundraising and free access to people seeking sanctuary

Addyman Books for support selling books and provision of a book launch

Richard Booth’s Bookshop for help selling books and supply of a fundraising venue

The Kilvert Gallery for help with book launch and curating a retrospective of Eugene Fisks work and profits from sales of his books

Herb Garden Cafe Llandrindod for help with catering and services to people seeking sanctuary

Time Out Brecon for support of the work of HBTSR by fundraising and Christmas gifts.

The Diocese of Swansea and Brecon for support of people seeking sanctuary by money, time and expertise.

Gareth Davies -FAW Trust for introductions to football clubs and leading to supply of tickets to matches



We do seem to have done quite a bit already but there is more to do. We could not have achieved much at all without all of the invaluable support for which we are so grateful. Thank you! Diolch!

2019 commendations

Rosemarie Harris
For so wholeheartedly supporting the Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Programme

Powys County Council
For so wholeheartedly supporting the Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Programme

Rebecca Buck
For artistic support at Craig y Nos with people seeking sanctuary

Alex Benfield
For baking support at welcome days.

Bluebird Coaches
For sympathetic and supportive transport for people seeking sanctuary

Stuart Hopkins
For sympathetic and supportive transport for people seeking sanctuary

Eryl Jones
For editorial help and encouragement without which we would not have so much favourable publicity

Jackie Charlton
For providing welcome days and support to people seeking sanctuary

Watton Allotments
For providing produce and welcoming people seeking sanctuary when they visit Brecon

Crannog Ceilidh band
For music, dance and songs at Welcome days

Kirsty Williams
For sustained support in many tangible ways and for always being approachable!

Archdeacon Griffiths Church In Wales Primary School
For supporting welcome days in Bronllys with generous donations of food and toiletries.

Places of Sanctuary

Abercynafon Farm  respite weekends

LLangorse Youth and Community Centre.
3rd March 2019 22nd November 2018 February 2018  April 2nd 2017 10th July 2016 January 24th 2016

Brecon Scout Hut
18th August 2019 19th August 2018 13th August 2017 17th April 2016

Hay-on-Wye School – Ysgol Y Gelli
27th January 2019

Penpont House
23rd June 2019 25th November 2018 13th may 2018 24th September 2017 5th March 2017

Llangynidr Village Hall And Recreation Ground
7th April 2019 15th April 2018

Gwernyfed RFC
Too numerous to mention!

Llwyn Celyn
18th May 2019 29th October 2016

Ysgol Trefonnen
8th September 2019 24th June 2018 16th July 2017

Craig Y Nos Country Park
28th September 2019 9th June 2018 14th May 2017 2nd September 2016 5th April 2016

Royston Memorial Hall Bronllys
12th October 2019 14th October 2018 18th March 2017 15th October 2016

Talgarth Town FC
13th July 2019 30th July 2018 29th July 2017 30th July 2016

PGL Tregoyd House Adventure Centre
5th 6th 7th July 2019 6th 7th 8th July 2018

Treberfydd House
4th May 2019

Llangattock Community Woodlands

Drovers cycles
6th November 2018 9th April 2018 November 2017

Ysgol Cradoc school
19th November 2017 29th January 2017
places that have hosted a single visit since 2015

St Marys Parish Hall  29th January 2018   Ystradgynlais St Cynogs Church Hall December 10th 2017

Gwernyfed High School   15th October 2017    The Pales 15th July 2017

Aberhyddnant Farm  4th July 2017   Christ college  2ndOctober 2016

Brilley 23rd august 2016   13th August 2016 Talgarth homestead
Elan valley 15th May 2016  Llangenny ? 20th march 2016  Hay Castle December 13th 2015  Llanfihangel January 24th 2016