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.
We 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.
A tremendous time in Ysgol Trefonnen.
‘When will the day end?’ the young Llandrindod school boy asked persistently whilst playing football. ‘In about 3 hours. Why?’…
Peaceful Picnic at the Pales
Quakers from all over Herefordshire and Powys came to the Pales Meeting House in Llandegley to welcome Syrian families from…
HBTSR at The Big Skill
HBTSR were asked by the organiser of The Big Skill Festival, Emma, if we would like to have a free…
An awesome day in Aberhyddnant Crai.
This day out was first suggested very soon after our group formed when Liz wrote to say she’d love to…
UID annual report
A day trip to Swansea
What else to do on a rainy Wednesday in June but take a trip with loads of donated clothes and…
letter to Mr Chris Davies MP
Sean’s day in the spotlight! Creating Sanctuary exhibition.
With the collaboration of the Welsh Refugee Council- social documentary photographer – Nigel Pugh formulated ‘Creating Sanctuary’,which is a series…
Cradoc Primary School Becomes the First Primary School in Wales to Receive School of Sanctuary Award
As part of Refugee Week 2017, Cradoc Primary School will be the first primary school in Wales to be recognised…
Hay Festival May 2017
So very many people attending or working at Hay Festival have helped to ensure that we can fund events for…
Questions to ask Political candidates
Questions about refugees and asylum for election candidates and hustings. What are we allowed to say? Although HBTSR is not yet a…
A picnic in the Brecon Beacons National Park
‘Just let us know what we can do to help” wrote Jackie from Criw Craggy, a group of volunteers at…