Category Archives: YWB News

“There are many vulnerable women in Yarl’s Wood – we are still here.”

The latest report by Women for Refugee Women follows on from their previous reports, Detained and I Am Human. The report is based on responses from 26 women between May-September 2017 who have claimed asylum and been detained since the Adults at Risk … Continue reading

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Medical Justice wins important case

The High Court rules that the Government redefinition of torture in immigration detention policy is unlawful. A group of unlawfully detained torture victims have been successful in their legal challenge. The ruling found that the Home Office narrowing the definition … Continue reading

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A Christmas puzzle to raise funds

Do you like doing a crossword puzzle? Well why not do one that will help raise much-needed funds for Yarl’s Wood Befrienders? Everyone who enters this seasonal puzzle will be entered into a draw to win one of five prizes, … 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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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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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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