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.
Curry and Ceilidh at Llangorse community centre
‘I’ll remember everyone relaxing, enjoying themselves, dancing, playing,no one forced to do anything, no one scared and loads and loads…
Letter to Chris Davies MP following meeting on 26th January
29th January 2018
Harmonious happenings in Hay on Wye
Sue and Lynne decided that it was about time we re-visited Hay for a day out and thankfully this view…
Sanctuary in Senedd
Margaret ,Lynne, Philip, Lawrence and Ailsa met with Maggie at the Senedd on 24th January to listen to some powerful…
Deliveries and what happens.
Thanks to everyone who has given so generously over the last few months. SHARP [Swansea Humanitarian Aid Response Project] was…
Reverse Advent Calendars delivered
Robert, Melrose and Ailsa travelled to Swansea on 28th December to deliver the reverse Advent calendars that had been received…
Such a busy month! Starting with a short trip to the area for a few days rest for volunteers from…
Bikes before Christmas- Thanks to Drovers Cycles [and Miv]
At the end of November Drovers Cycles kindly offered a day of cycle repair to Space4U participants. Sam, Ruth and…
A cold coming we had of it – Ystradgynlais Christmas Fayre
When T S Eliot wrote his journey of the Magi he probably wasn’t thinking of Christmas Fairs in Welsh ex…
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.