HBTSR formed in September 2015 and joined City of Sanctuary soon afterwards. 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. 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 coordinating 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.
About Project Get Together held 6-8th July 2018
‘How do you capture the joy that these young people are expressing and feeling in words on a feedback form?’…
The international language of football
Mark from The Gap Newport wrote early in May-‘Some of our teenagers are going with the Police to a 7…
A tremendous time at Trefonnen- again !
‘It’s very beautiful here. The donations are very helpful as we have little money as asylum seekers.’
“And the winner is….HBTSR”- and people seeking Asylum
We were very surprised when in April we heard that we had been nominated for an award of volunteer of…
Another perfect picnic in the Park
‘Our friends in Swansea live like they are in an open prison – in small rooms with little money and…
Hay Festival of Literature when our lovely peaceful area becomes a bustling cosmopolitan centre for learning – and generosity. This…
A great night out at The Globe in Hay
On Saturday 19th May four superb musicians gave their time and skill for free to help raise funds for HBTSR. …
Penpont performs it’s usual magic!
‘We are begged by those leaving, to be put on the list for the next trip and when the visits …
A famous victory and a fabulous time at Newport County
As a group we are so lucky to have active supporters who are willing to use their influence to help…
Llangynidr holds a party
“I’ve not lived here long so I don’t know if an away day would work , ‘ Mike said about…
The art of bicycle maintenance
Anna and Luke at Drover’s Cycles kindly agreed to host another Bicycle Maintenance day on the 9th April 2018 at…
Book Launch of ‘Only Connect’ by Eugene Fisk
I know that when we set up Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees in 2015 we were motivated by…