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 YWIRC, while they are going through a difficult time.

A limited number of packs will be available to buy for a £1 (or more!) donation to help raise money for the much needed practical support Yarl’s Wood Befrienders provide, such as clothing at mobile phone credit.

They will be available for sale at Yarl's Wood Befrienders Charity Quiz Night this Thursday, or by emailing


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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