Category Archives: YWB News
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…
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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