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Meetings in 2024. 

General meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6pm via Zoom

10th January also AGM   14th February 13th March  10th April  8th May  12th June. 10th July

11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December

NB Easter 29th March to 1st April Ramadan 10th March to 8th April

Welcome day programme     dates for Welcome days  2024
Sunday March 3rd Llangorse Community Centre coordinator Melrose   [email protected]
April Sunday 14th Penpont  House Margaret   [email protected]
May  Saturday 18th  Craig Y Nos. Country Park    Melrose [email protected]
 June Sunday 23rd  Brecon High School– Rowland  [email protected]
July Sunday 21st Talybont.Henderson Hall   Rhiannon   [email protected]
 August Mountain Centre   Wednesday August 21  coordinator needed
September Sunday 15th Talgarth Primary school .  Carola Hoskins [email protected]
October Sunday 6th Llangynidr  village hall Tessa Craig: [email protected]
Lucy Brunt-Jenner [email protected]
November Hay date and place to be confirmed

Other dates

Public meeting  15th April St Mary’s Church Brecon.

Schools competition Competition Poster 2024 Welsh        Competition Poster 2024 English . to start in January and finish Monday 15th April 2024

14th June- Evening presentation of awards to winners of schools competition.




Past Events


11th January 2023 AGM and general meeting.
Feb 8, 2023 06:00 PM Mar 8, 2023 06:00 PM Apr 14, 2023 06:00 PM May 10, 2023 06:00 PM Jun 14, 2023 06:00 PM Jul 12, 2023 06:00 PM
Sep 13, 2023 06:00 PM Oct 11, 2023 06:00 PM Nov 8, 2023 06:00 PM Dec 13, 2023 06:00 PM

Welcome day dates

Sunday 19th March  Llangorse- Coordinator Melrose [email protected] Sunday 23rd April Penpont Coordinator Margaret [email protected]
Wednesday 31st  May Craig Y Nos Coordinator Lis [email protected]
Sunday 25th June Talybont Coordinator Rhiannon [email protected] Sunday 16th July Talgarth Coordinator Virginia  [email protected]
August 23rd  Mountain centre  Melrose
October  Sunday  15th  Llangynidr coordinator Mike Gatehouse November  Hay School. Coordinators Claire and Lynne


January 2020 Wednesday  15th January AGM and General meeting. 6.30 Gwernyfed RFC Sunday 26th January Hay school Welcome day coordinator Claire [email protected]  Friday 31st January Raffle draw
February Wednesday 19th  February General meeting. 6.30 Gwernyfed RFC March   1st March fundraising event at The Globe in Hay for ShareTawe Sunday  8th Llangorse Welcome day coordinator Melrose East [email protected]. Ceilidh arranged. NB COVID19 made all  diary dates an aspiration and only meetings and some transport of goods was able to take place – details left so we can see what was planned. Monday 30th March.  General meeting. 6.30 Gwernyfed RFC cancelled April  Wednesday April 29th General meeting. 6.30 Gwernyfed RFC cancelled
Easter 10-13 April ,  Ramadan 23rd April to 23rd May
May  Sunday May 3rd Cradoc School Welcome day cancelled Hay Festival 21st to 31st May – Cancelled June  Wednesday 3rd June General meeting.  Zoom Welcome day  Sunday 7th June Craig y Nos cancelled 13th June Curry and quiz night in Clyro  – Fundraising evening cancelled welcome day Sunday 21st June Talybont cancelled
July  Wednesday 8th July General meeting.  Zoom Talgarth Welcome day Saturday 11th July cancelled Treberfydd open gardens to  help fundraise.
August August 5th Zoom  Meeting Concert as part of Brecon Jazz Friday 7th August  John Anderson Via online for Side by Side with Refugees August 16th Brecon Welcome day cancelled visit to Llangynidr show  Cancelled September  September 2nd meeting via Zoom Sunday 27th September Treberfydd Welcome day cancelled October meeting via Zoom October 7th 18th October Welcome day Crickhowell High School cancelled [ School donated monies to our Christmas appeal] November  Zoom Meeting 4th November Possible fundraising evening in Richard Booths Cafe Tuesday 24th November cancelled Penpont welcome day – cancelled December Meeting via Zoom on 2nd December. Christmas donations, gifts and monies



January 18th Curry and quiz and Draw of Raffle [email protected] or 07484295235

January 23rd AGM and general meeting  at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 pm

January 27 away day in Hay. coordinator Claire [email protected]

20th February meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 pm

March 3rd Llangorse coordinator Melrose East [email protected]. Ceilidh arranged.

Wednesday 27th March meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 pm

Sunday April 7th Llangynidr. Coordinator Mike Gatehouse

Friday 26th April Newport visit to Woodland in Llangattock

Tuesday 30th April pm Newport County Football match as part of Amnesty ‘Football Welcomes’

 Wednesday May 1st meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30pm

Saturday May 4th  Treberfydd  Coordinators Melrose East and Carla Rapoport

NB  Ramadan 5th May – 4th June.

visit to Llwyn Celyn  Saturday 18th  May

Monday 20th May meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30

May 23rd to 2nd June Hay Festival when we hope to have a stall and opportunity to raise funds

Wednesday June 19th meeting.
Sunday June
23rd Penpont Coordinator Margaret Blake [email protected]

Project get together  Prosiect Gyda’ch Gilydd 5-7th July

July 13th  Talgarth  Coordinators Lynne Rogers and Carol Hoskins

Wednesday July 17th  Meeting
Sunday August 18th Brecon 
welcome day Coordinator Penny Leonard 

Sunday 8th September Trefonnen School welcome day-  mainly for Syrian families coordinator Barbra Gough

September 11th meeting

‘Patti Promfest’ Saturday 21st September 2-4pm. fundraising

28th September Craig y nos Welcome day to fit with Adelina Patti celebrations. coordinator Melrose East [email protected]

Wednesday 9th October Meeting at Gwernyfed

 October 12th Bronllys Welcome day  coordinator Sue Richards [email protected]

Wednesday 13th  November Meeting

OPEN EVENING 15th November at St Mary’s Church Brecon.

24th November. Penpont  Coordinators Margaret Blake and Vina Hogg   [email protected]


Wednesday 10th January AGM and general meeting  6.30 pm  Gwernyfed RFC

Sanctuary at Sennedd 24th January – a chance to hear from people seeking sanctuary . May be sold out.

Sunday 28th January away day at St Mary’s parish Hall Hay on Wye

Wednesday 7th February general meeting Gwernyfed RFC 6.30

Sunday 11th February away day Llangorse Village hall.

Wednesday 14th March General meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 pm

April 8th Launch at the Globe in Hay of Eugene Fisk’s book ONLY CONNECT. All proceeds from sale of this book will come to HBTSR. All invited

Monday 9th April bikes repair day

Wednesday 11th April meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 pm

Sunday 15 April away day Llangynidr village hall

24th April Visit by Swansea asylum seekers support to Newport County with Newport Sanctuary

28th April Talgarth Town Hall- Semantics group playing- part of proceeds to HBTSR . Tickets from Brian Dodds 07749577347

4-7th May Talgarth walking festival and a few visitors from Swansea

9th May Meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 pm

Sunday May 13th away day at Penpont

19th May Charity Music night at the Globe  Hay on Wye – fundraising event please come!

6th June Meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 PM

Saturday 9th June Picnic at Craig y Nos

24th June Trefonnen School

4th July meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 pm

6-8th July Project Get Together for a mixture of young people from south Wales cities including those seeking sanctuary  chosen to be ambassadors for their schools, groups and to benefit from teambuilding and leadership exercises. Details  here

9th July Safeguarding training 6.30

28th July Talgarth Sports Festival

10th August concert in St Marys church Brecon by Ian Shaw

19th August Brecon away day.

2nd September Crai away day – was cancelled due to sickness

5th September meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30pm

1st to 29th September Retrospective exhibition at Brook Street Pottery Hay of Eugene Fisk’s work and an opportunity to buy The BOOK

16th September – presentation of money to HBTSR from the Archbishop of Wales Lenten appeal at Brecon Cathedral 12midday

3rd October meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30pm

14th October Bronllys away day – Sue Richards  [email protected] 

29th October Safeguarding training 7pm Gwernyfed

Sanctuary in Parliament 2018 “Towards a Fairer System” 12.00 – 16:00Monday 12th November in Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

November 14th Meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30pm

November 15th Public open meeting in St Mary’s church in Brecon at 7pm

Stall in Hay Fair trade fair on 24th November and at Brecon Artisans market on 25th November

November 25th – Penpont coordinator Margaret Blake [email protected]

Wales and south West Regional meeting in Cardiff  on 28th November  booking form 

December 4th Ethiopian Evening Fundraiser Booths Cafe Hay – tickets from Rachel [email protected]

December 5th Meeting at Gwernyfed RFC 6.30 pm


Saturday 9th September – Poetry Marathon organised by Knighton and District Refugee Support Group (volunteers needed!) – further information here

Sunday 10th September – Promfest Brecon (stall)

Wednesday 13th September – Group meeting at Gwernyfed RFC at 6.30pm (further details here)

Saturday 23rd September Talgarth Male voice choir fundraising for HBTSR At the Plough Brecon

Sunday 24th September – Penpont Away Day

Friday 29th September a Curry and Quiz evening at Clyro Village hall 7pm.

Wednesday 11th October – Group meeting at Gwernyfed RFC at 6.30pm (further details here)

Sunday 15th October – Gwernyfed School Away Day

Sunday November 19th- Cradoc School away day

Sunday 10th December -Ystradgynlais Christmas Fair

Wednesday 20th December 6.30 grand raffle draw at GWERNYFED RFC

Saturday 29th July – Talgarth Sports Away Day

Saturday 12th August – Brecon Away Day

Sunday 16th July – Trefonnen School / Llandrindod Wells Away Day

Saturday 15th JulyPicnic at the Pales

7th – 9th JulyThe Big Skill Festival, Hay on Wye (stall)

Sunday 2nd JulyCrai Away Day

19th – 25th JuneRefugee Week 2017

Monday 19th JuneCradoc Primary School School of Sanctuary Award Ceremony

Sunday 18th June – The Great Get Together Tea Party, Llangorse Village Hall

25th May to 4th June Hay Festival

Sunday 14th MayCraig Y Nos Picnic

28th April to 1st May Talgarth Walking Festival

Thursday 27th April – Wales as a Nation of Sanctuary Conference, Cardiff

Sunday April 2nd – Llangorse away day

Saturday 18th March Trip to Hereford Football Club

Sunday 5th March – Away Day at Penpont House

Saturday 4th MarchStall at Brecon Women’s Artisan Market

Saturday 4th February – ‘World Music’ – a fundraising evening with the Brecon volunteer Bureau at the Muse, Brecon

Sunday 29th JanuaryAway Day at Ysgol Cradoc School

Friday 20th January – National #BridgesNotWalls campaign day – Brecon – further information here

Wednesday 11th January – AGM and monthly group meeting


Monday 12th December – candlelight vigil during Brecon Cathedral’s Christmas Tree Festival to pray for, and raise awareness of, the plight of the Calais children – further information here

Friday 9th – Monday 12th December – Participation in the Festival of Trees at Brecon Cathedral – further information here

Saturday 10th DecemberHay on Wye Winter Fair

Saturday 10th December – Music for Refugees at the Globe, Hay-on-Wye

Wednesday 7th December – Sanctuary in the Senedd – further information here

Tuesday 29th NovemberSanctuary in Parliament 2016

Saturday 26th November – Hay Literary Winter Festival

Thursday 24th & Sunday 27th November – Caerphilly Castle Away Day (via Lumen Prize)

Saturday 29th OctoberLandmark Trust near Llanthony Priory Away Day

Sunday 9th OctoberBronllys Away Day

Sunday 25th SeptemberChrist College Away Day

Sunday 11th September – stall at the Brecon Prom Fest

Thursday 1st SeptemberCraig y Nos Away Day

Sunday 21st AugustBrilley Away Day

Friday 12th Augustwomen’s and children’s day (Talgarth)

Saturday 6th August – stall at the Brecon Show

Saturday 30th JulyTalgarth Away Day – summer sports weekend including a friendly football match between Talgarth Seniors and Unity in Diversity.

Saturday 23rd July – stall at the Llangorse Fete

Sunday 10th July – Llangors Away Day

Tuesday 5th July – ‘Meaningful Activity with People Seeking Sanctuary‘ – an event by Displaced People in Action / Swansea City of Sanctuary at which we will be speaking. Further information here.

Friday 17th June – Fundraising for us and our work is MUSIC FOR SYRIA at The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, 7.30. An evening of great music, of many styles and from many places, to give vital support to refugees fleeing conflict. See our news post about the evening here.

Monday 30th May (bank holiday Monday) – welcome refuge café and crafts day in the Hay Parish hall with activities for children and a stall, a Teddy bear tombola and selling refreshments with a Paddington tea party.

Sunday 29th May – hosting a stall at the African Market at Hay Parish Hall and holding a bucket collection at 2pm.

Saturday 28th May – bucket collection at the Hay festival.

Friday 27th May – Fundraiser – Talgarth Male Voice Choir and The Monday Ladies Choir are holding a concert at St Mary’s Church, Hay on Wye, at 7:30pm. Tickets £8 (proceeds are kindly being donated to our group). Please get in touch for further details.

Sunday 15th MayElan Valley Away Day

Sunday 17th AprilBrecon Away Day

Wednesday 13th April – Quiz to raise funds for the Brecon Away Day – 8pm  at the Brecon Workmen’s Club – £2.50 a head with a maximum team size of five. There’s also a raffle at a pound a strip. It should be a fun evening and will give us some much needed money for the Brecon Away day. Address: Brecon Workmens Club, 3 Watergate, Brecon, LD3 9AN (opposite the Boar’s Head)

Monday 11th April – Ben Rawlence, author of City of Thorns, Nine lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp is holding a talk at Hay Library at 7:15pm

Tuesday 5th AprilCraig y Nos Away Day

Sunday 20th MarchAway Day hosted by Llangenny community

Thursday 17th March – The Citizens Cymru Governance of Wales Accountability Assembly 2016

Saturday 12th March – Borderlines Film Festival, Hay on Wye (stall)

Sunday 24th JanuaryAway Day hosted by Llanfihangel Talyllyn community


Sunday 13th Decemberour first ‘Away Day’, Hay on Wye

Saturday 12th December – Hay on Wye Fairtrade Fair

Thursday 10th DecemberSanctuary in the Senedd, Cardiff

Friday 4th  December – Brecon Guildhall (Amnesty International cards for prisoners event)

Tuesday 1st DecemberSanctuary in Parliament

Saturday 26th NovemberHay Festival Winter Weekend