HBTSR volunteers busy packing for a collection in December 2015.

HBTSR volunteers busy packing for a collection in December 2015.

We coordinate collections for refugees and asylum seekers inside and outside the UK.

Within the UK – we work closely with organisations in Swansea and Cardiff that support people seeking refuge and support their fantastic work with items that are of greatest need.

Further afield – we have organised collections for Calais as well as supporting SHARP (Swansea Humanitarian Aid Response Project) and Newport2Calais with donations.

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, Talgarth Library and Hay-on-Wye St Mary’s Church – please get in touch if you would like to donate any items. 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

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

Other

Bags (especially small rucksacks)
Blankets 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)

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

Electronic

DVD players
Laptops
TVs

Electrical equipment can be PAT tested in Swansea so we can accept.

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.

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