as of 16th March 2020 we are stopping collecting until COVID19 is less problematic-the centres we usually take items to have closed.
We coordinate some local collections for refugees and asylum seekers inside and outside the UK.
Within the UK – we work closely with organisations in Swansea and Newport that support people seeking refuge and support their fantastic work,. Items that are of greatly needed are small household items, small to medium men’s clothes, sanitary towels and toiletries.Non perishable food is always welcomed and can be distributed via our away days or taken to the drop ins in Swansea
Further afield – we have organised collections for Calais as well as supporting SHARP (Swansea Humanitarian Aid Response Project) who send things to Greece, the Middle East and to Calais.
Please find a list of items that we are collecting below. We have drop off points in Brecon at the Liberal Democrats office in Watergate and Hay-on-Wye St Mary’s Church – please get in touch if you would like to donate any larger items or amounts . Thank you.
Food Black tea
Tinned – fruit / tomatoes / sweet corn / chick peas / beans / fish
Washing / Cleaning/Medication
Toiletries (incl. shampoo and deodorant)
Washing up liquid
Sanitary towels [not tampons please ] and nappies
Paracetamol, Calpol, Mosquito repellent and creams.
Bags (especially small rucksacks)
Blankets, sleeping bags, towels and sheets
Kitchen items- microwaveable dishes, cutlery, chopping boards, peelers, pans, plates, dishes, mugs. All in good condition please!
English language books (especially for beginners/learners)
Clothing / Footwear (please note that men’s clothes in small / medium sizes are particularly needed and if going abroad please think ‘Camping’ and ‘Modesty’ and ‘would I give this to a friend?’ . Our partners don’t send secondhand underwear or any items that are frayed, dirty or very worn looking either.)
Please ensure that donated clothes are clean and not worn out!
TVs and DVD players
Electrical equipment can be PAT tested in Swansea so we can accept these .
We have a Supermarket Liaison Volunteer who coordinates donations of short dated food, end of lines and crumpled packets. She speaks with the supermarkets regularly and can arrange for fresh produce prior to a welcome Day.