HBTSR formed in September 2015 and joined City of Sanctuary soon after. City of Sanctuary is a national movement with over 60 local groups which are committed to developing a ‘culture of welcome and inclusion’ for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. The aim is to create a network of places throughout the country which do their best to include people seeking asylum or refuge in the lives of their communities.
HBTSR is also affiliated with Refugees Welcome, a group who have a strong focus on campaigning. ‘Refugees Welcome has worked over the past 2 years to see thousands of Syrian refugees resettled, the Dubs amendment won, and 3,000 more children to brought to safety from the region.There are over 90 Refugees Welcome campaign groups around the UK.The global refugee crisis is the largest in generations. Millions of people need our help and we need to do more. The country stands ready and willing but we need our political leaders to act to make change happen.’
HBTSR are a group of volunteers co-ordinating a local response to the refugee crisis. You can find out more about our aims here. We were recognised as a registered charity in June 2017 and our number is 1173570.
We are all volunteers giving our time and skills for free whilst juggling the rest of things that life throws at us. If we are slow to reply or to do something please give us a gentle nudge or reminder.
Sanctuary in Parliament 2017
Lawrence and Ailsa attended on behalf of HBTSR and had an interesting but tiring day.
An appeal for Advent calendars – in reverse!
We are appealing for Reverse Advent Calendars! You may wonder what we mean… well, instead of opening windows and receiving…
Another Busy Weekend for HBTSR volunteers
Whilst some were watching and bemoaning the standard of Welsh Rugby, others were very busy for HBTSR this weekend.
A splendid day at Cradoc School of Sanctuary!
‘A little bit of Heaven on Earth’ ‘Christmas came early to Cradoc’ Well, we certainly did have another splendid day at…
Project Get Together
We heard at the beginning of November that we were successful in our application to City of Sanctuary for a…
Two Years Celebration and thanks
Virginia and Judith selling raffle tickets
A glorious day at Gwernyfed High School
‘My life has been very bad but today has been a high point. It will help me and my family…
Celebrating Irreecha at The Muse
Another busy weekend with a very successful Curry and Quiz evening in Clyro on Friday raising over £800! Rachel, Pauline,…
A Precious time at Penpont
‘Today for the first time in a week, I feel some hope.’
Bopping in Brecon – A great day out
‘ What is Jazz Festival?’ ‘ An opportunity to close the streets and play music and have fun in Brecon’…
Sporting Success at Talgarth Sports Festival
It’s been a busy month with four different respite days and a weekend of fund and awareness raising but once…
Poetry Festival for Help Refugees
Knighton and District Refugee Support Group is raising money for ‘Help Refugees’ by holding a Poetry Marathon (a drop-in poetry and…