HBTSR volunteers busy packing for a collection in December 2015.

HBTSR volunteers busy packing for a collection in December 2015.

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.

Footballers in Swansea thrilled with donated shirts. Martin, in the middle, is a volunteer who tries to run the football team. Mohammed on the left was thrilled to find a pair of football boots.

Footballers in Swansea thrilled with donated shirts. M, in the middle, is a volunteer with the football team. M on the left was thrilled to find a pair of football boots.

Food

Black tea
Coffee
Cooking oil
Plain flour

Rice
Sugar
Tinned – fruit / tomatoes / sweet corn / chick peas / beans / fish

Washing / Cleaning/Medication

Toiletries (incl. shampoo and deodorant)
Washing powder
Washing up liquid

Sanitary towels [not tampons]  and nappies

Paracetamol, Calpol, Mosquito repellent and creams.

Other

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!

Books

English dictionaries
English language books (especially for beginners/learners)

Donations at the Unity in Diversity drop-in centre in Swansea

Donations at the Unity in Diversity drop-in centre in Swansea

Clothing / Footwear (please note that men’s clothes in small / medium sizes are particularly needed and if going abroad please think ‘Camping’ and ‘Modesty’. Our partners don’t send secondhand underwear or any items that are frayed either.)

Clothes – particularly for cold weather – including…
Coats
Jackets (espec. warm/waterproof)
Jeans
Jumpers
Shoes and socks
Trainers / football boots

Please ensure that donated clothes are clean and not worn out!

Electronic

DVD players
Laptops
TVs

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 Respite Day.

We need a Drop off point in Talgarth so if anyone has or knows of space please  let us know.

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