Category Archives: Befriender Info

It’s nice to get…

… heartfelt appreciation once in a while. One of our Befrienders recently received a card from one of the detainees expressing the following sentiments which we’d like to share with you: I really appreciated knowing you and may God richly bless … Continue reading

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Successful Annual Meeting

We are pleased to tell you that we had a very successful Annual Meeting on the 5th July – 44 people attended. Thank you all for coming along. It was great to be able to tell you all how far we … Continue reading

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Sessions cancelled

Due to a sudden over-abundance of Befrienders at the moment (a lovely problem to be having), we have decided to cancel the training and selection day that was due to take place in October. Also, we are running just one more information … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Report

If you have not read it yet, we have our Annual Report available. It is good to remind ourselves of all we have achieved in the last 12 months.

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IMB 2016 Annual Report on YWIRC

The Independent Monitoring Board’s latest Annual Report on Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre is now available (published 26 June 2017). It covers the changes they have noted since last year, together with a new set of recommendations moving forward. They acknowledge … Continue reading

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Christmas Party 2016 photos

Just to remind you what a fun time we had, here are some photos of last year’s Christmas party, with apologies that it took us so long…

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Fundraising Choir Event – 17th June

For a fun, song-filled evening, please support this event in Rushden. Thank you. All details are on the lovely poster.

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Update from Thyme2Grow

Following a tense few weeks, the Gardening at Yarl’s Wood Crowd funding campaign reached it’s all-or-nothing target amidst great excitement just before Easter. In total it raised start-up funding of £5,658 donated by 138 supporters. In particular Bedfordia Group Ltd, … Continue reading

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Tickets now available for The Asylum Monologues – 15th June

You can now buy your tickets for The Asylum Monologues.The ticket price is £5 (£4 concessions). The performance will be at 7:30pm on Thursday, 15th June 2017 at The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, 26 St Peters Street, Bedford. MK40 2NN … Continue reading

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Tickets also available for The Scar Test – 21st June

Buy your tickets for The Scar Test. The ticket price is £10 (£8.50 concessions). The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford.   MK40 3DE

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