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Refugee donates to charities working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The Welsh Refugee Council would like to thank Jane Hibbert, a French refugee for donating £75.00 to 10 charities in Wales as a memorial for those who lost their live aboard the SS Arandora Star after leaving Liverpool docks/habour late June 1940.  The ship was sank from torpedo fire on the 2 July 1940, 75 miles off the North West coast of Donegal, Ireland.  800 lost their lives in this incident, most were non-combatant.

Jane was one of the fortunate refugees from France who disembarked from the ship in Liverpool before it sailed on to its’ next journey.  Jane see parallels with the migrants who are rescued at sea in Europe.

Jane has lived most of life in the UK and chose Wales as her home.  The Welsh Refugee Council is extremely grateful for the support and interest towards the issues of migration.

Read her story here


Thank you to Abergavenny Methodist Church

A great big thank you to Abergavenny Methodist Church for supporting the Welsh Refugee Council’s destitution work. AbergavennyThe group donated much needed food parcels at a ceremony in Abergavenny.

We are always and remain grateful to everyone for their support to people who need it most. We are thankful for what we consider to be a partnership between the Abergavenny Methodist Church Church and the Welsh Refugee Council that support destitute people.

This food will be distributed to asylum seekers and refugees in Newport.

Each week we distribute over 10 food parcels to people who do not always have the means to provide for themselves. This is an invaluable support and we are very appreciative to the church in playing a vital role to ensure that we keep this service running.

To find out how you can support this service contact the Welsh Refugee Council’s on Tel: 02920 489800 or email us 

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