We coordinate collections for refugees and asylum seekers inside and outside the UK.
Within the UK – we work closely with organisations in Swansea and Newport 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).
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 and Hay-on-Wye St Mary’s Church – please get in touch if you would like to donate any larger items or amounts . Thank you.
Tinned – fruit / tomatoes / sweet corn / chick peas / beans / fish
Washing / Cleaning
Toiletries (incl. shampoo and deodorant)
Washing up liquid
Bags (especially small rucksacks)
Blankets and sheets
Kitchen items- microwaveable dishes, cutlery, chopping boards, peelers, pans, plates, dishes, mugs. All in good condition please!
English language books (especially for beginners/learners)
Clothing / Footwear (please note that men’s clothes in small / medium sizes are particularly needed)
Clothes – particularly for cold weather – including…
Jackets (espec. warm/waterproof)
Trainers / football boots
Electrical equipment can be PAT tested in Swansea so we can accept these .
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.
We need a DRop off point in Talgarth so if anyone has or knows of space please let us know.