Category Archives: Befriender Info

Marie-France’s Interview

Marie-France, one of our Befrienders, was recently interviewed during a service at St. Mary the Virgin, Welwyn. Hear what she has to say about Yarl’s Wood…

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YW Drop-In Sessions starting

We are pleased to tell you that from 30th March Caroline and Jess will be hosting a weekly Drop-In Session in YWIRC. These sessions will run every Thursday 10am–12pm in the office opposite Welfare for any female detainee. Tea, coffee … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Meeting – 5th July

We have now finalised details for this year’s Annual Meeting: 7pm, Wednesday, 5th July The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford.   MK40 3DE This will be followed immediately (8pm) by a performance of The Bundle, an asylum seeker’s story by the Journeymen … Continue reading

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Asylum Monologues – 15th June

A date for your diary. The showing will be at The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, 26 St Peters St, Bedford. MK40 2NN Full details to follow.

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The Scar Test – 21st June

During Refugee Week, there will be showing of The Scar Test. A time you will know but a place you cannot. With unique access through the Yarl’s Wood Befrienders, Untold Theatre brings you stories from the inside. The play takes its title from … Continue reading

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Gardening Scheme

I think you will all agree that it would be fantastic to have a gardening scheme at YW to: Provide a healthy distraction from daily worries Teach new skills and interests Improve the outdoor environment for all to enjoy You … Continue reading

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We need people with language skills

As you can appreciate, the women detained in Yarl’s Wood experience isolation significantly worse when everyone around them is speaking a language they barely, if at all, understand. Therefore, we are trying to recruit more people with language skills. We … Continue reading

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In Memory of Sue Sarsfield

Today we attended the funeral at St Philip and St James Church in Severn Way, Bedford, to celebrate the life of Sue Sarsfield, who was one of our Befrienders. Sue had been volunteering with us since 2009 and did so … Continue reading

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YWB Christmas Party 2016

This year’s Christmas Party at Yarl’s Wood will take place in the Sports Hall on Wednesday, 14th December to run from 2pm-5pm. It will include the YW Choir singing some carols, and other fun activities. We hope our repeat performance will … Continue reading

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Thanks to our new fundraisers

With thanks to those now fundraising on our behalf, you can make your contribution on one of the following Virgin Money Giving pages: Joe Gibson – a befriender from 2010-2012 – and his fiancée Felicity Corrie are getting married on … Continue reading

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