Category Archives: Events

High Sherrif’s Citizenship Award

On 21st February, we attended this year’s High Sheriff’s Citizenship Awards which recognise achievement and honour the positive work of local volunteers, charities and community groups. We are pleased (and a little surprised) to let you know that we received … Continue reading

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Xmas event at YMB

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Amnesty’s “Write for Rights” Campaign

This year, Amnesty International supporters will be writing to immigration detainees across the country as part of the national Write for Rights Campaign. Each year, there are different international groups and individuals who receive such letters of support from AI members, … Continue reading

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Xmas 2017 plans

Important dates for your diaries: On the 20th of December we will be hosting our annual Christmas Party at Yarl’s Wood. We will issue further details shortly but hope some of you can come along to help us spread some … Continue reading

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Mental Health

Here is the text of a presentation given by Samantha Henry as part of a workshop held at Yarl’s Wood with Hibiscus Initiatives and Kaleidoscope. Samantha is currently a Master of Public Health >student at the University of Wolverhampton, and was a Rotary Ambassadorial … Continue reading

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The High Sherrif visits YWB

We were very glad to be able to spend some time with the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Mr Vinod Tailor, who came to visit us at our offices on 20th September. The High Sheriff shared with us his experiences of … Continue reading

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Visit by Mohammad Yasin, MP

On 8th September 2017, Mohammad Yasin, MP for Bedford and Kempston, visited the Yarl’s Wood Befrienders’ (YWB) office to meet Trustees and volunteers and learn about their work visiting detainees. Giving his support to the nationwide campaign calling for a 28-day … Continue reading

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2017 Pub Quiz

Thursday 5th October – 7.30 for 8pm Here we are again – another chance to involve your family and friends and maybe win a small prize. There will also be a raffle. We want teams of up to 6 people … Continue reading

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Photos from Annual Meeting 2017

As promised, here is a gallery of photos from the Annual Meeting – including some of the Bedford Music in Detention choir and the performance of The Bundle, an asylum seeker’s story, by the Journeymen Theatre.

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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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