We can only do what we do because of the generosity both of our funders and people like you; people who care that women and men are being incarcerated indefinitely in Yarl’s Wood, often with only the clothes they are wearing when they are detained. 


In 2017-18, we provided the women with the following:  








During that time 65% of people who responded to our survey said they felt their well-being was improved by getting clothing and practical items.


Items we are able to use include: 

  • new underwear, socks, T-shirts and leggings in all sizes from 6 to 20 

  • new or second-hand (casual, clean, in good condition) clothes including t-shirts, long sleeved tops, jeans, casual trousers, skirts, dresses, and blouses/tops in all sizes from 6 to 20 

  • new or second-hand suitcases or holdalls – cabin baggage and medium size.


Please contact us to check what we need ahead of time, as requirements do change and there can be times when we are temporarily unable to accept any more donations. 

We offer befriending support to people held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, aiming to reduce their isolation, reinforce their self-esteem and affirm their human dignity.

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