Category Archives: YWB News

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…

Posted in Befriender Info, Events, YWB News | Comments Off on Marie-France’s Interview

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

Posted in Befriender Info, Events, YWB News | Comments Off on YW Drop-In Sessions starting

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

Posted in Befriender Info, Events, YWB News | Comments Off on 2017 Annual Meeting – 5th July

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.

Posted in Befriender Info, Events, YWB News | Comments Off on Asylum Monologues – 15th June

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

Posted in Befriender Info, Events, YWB News | Comments Off on The Scar Test – 21st June

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

Posted in Befriender Info, Events, Fundraising, YWB News | Comments Off on Gardening Scheme

Funding update

We are pleased to announce that we have recently received grants from the AB Charitable Trust and The Wixamtree Trust, plus an unexpected £500 donation from a corporate giving scheme. Thank you very much.

Posted in Fundraising, YWB News | Comments Off on Funding update

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

Posted in Befriender Info, Events, YWB News | Comments Off on We need people with language skills

Meeting the Home Affairs Select Committee

A meeting took place at the Corn Exchange in Bedford on the evening of 2nd February to canvass views from a mixed selection of the local population on the current immigration situation. It was led by Rt Hon Yvette Cooper … Continue reading

Posted in Events, YWB News | Comments Off on Meeting the Home Affairs Select Committee

Christmas Tree Festival 2016

Are you coming into Bedford this weekend? Then why not come along and see our festive tree festooned with our excellent handmade ‘stars at Christmas’ themed baubles. It’s not only for fun as our leaflets are there to raise awareness … Continue reading

Posted in Events, YWB News | Comments Off on Christmas Tree Festival 2016