Please contact us via [email protected] if you would like to help in any way
Meetings are held by Zoom and details sent out about a week prior to the meeting.. Please, sign up to our newsletter to be sent agenda and minutes
Meetings in 2024
The second Wednesday of each month at 6pm via Zoom
Welcome day programme
11th January 2023 AGM and general meeting.
Feb 8, 2023 06:00 PM
Mar 8, 2023 06:00 PM
Apr 12, 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 16th July Talgarth Coordinator Virginia [email protected]
August 23rd Mountain centre Coordinator needed….
September Day in Llangadog
October Sunday 15th Llangynidr coordinator Mike Gatehouse
November Hay School.
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
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
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 July – Picnic at the Pales
7th – 9th July – The Big Skill Festival, Hay on Wye (stall)
Sunday 2nd July – Crai Away Day
19th – 25th June – Refugee Week 2017
Monday 19th June – Cradoc 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 May – Craig 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 March – Stall 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 January – Away 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 December – Hay 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 November – Sanctuary in Parliament 2016
Saturday 26th November – Hay Literary Winter Festival
Thursday 24th & Sunday 27th November – Caerphilly Castle Away Day (via Lumen Prize)
Saturday 29th October – Landmark Trust near Llanthony Priory Away Day
Sunday 9th October – Bronllys Away Day
Sunday 25th September – Christ College Away Day
Sunday 11th September – stall at the Brecon Prom Fest
Thursday 1st September – Craig y Nos Away Day
Sunday 21st August – Brilley Away Day
Friday 12th August – women’s and children’s day (Talgarth)
Saturday 6th August – stall at the Brecon Show
Saturday 30th July – Talgarth 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 May – Elan Valley Away Day
Sunday 17th April – Brecon 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)
Tuesday 5th April – Craig y Nos Away Day
Sunday 20th March – Away 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 January – Away Day hosted by Llanfihangel Talyllyn community
Sunday 13th December – our first ‘Away Day’, Hay on Wye
Saturday 12th December – Hay on Wye Fairtrade Fair
Thursday 10th December – Sanctuary in the Senedd, Cardiff
Friday 4th December – Brecon Guildhall (Amnesty International cards for prisoners event)
Tuesday 1st December – Sanctuary in Parliament
Saturday 26th November – Hay Festival Winter Weekend