Exclusive range of postcards for the women at YWIRC

Recently, we asked The Circus of Illustration if they would come up with some exclusive colouring in postcard designs at one of their monthly Drink and Draw sessions for the women detained at YWIRC, and the event Postcards Home was created. The women colour in the postcards at our weekly drop in sessions, and give them as gifts to each other, or to their befriender. They voted on their 5 favourite designs to turn into postcards, and we think you'll agree they picked some fantastic designs! The illustrators who attend Drink & Draw know as well as anyone that mindful and therapeutic colouring provides a creative outlet, and that this is especially important for the women held indefinitely at Y

Farewell to Shirley

We said a fond farewell to Shirley, our volunteer co-ordinator, last week as she moves on to pastures new. Here is Shirley and Befriender Chiara on last week's Bedford Legal Walk. Shirley will continue to volunteer for us, for which we are hugely grateful. Bedford Legal Walk is a 10k sponsored walk to raise money for local legal advice services, for more details or to donate visit:

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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