Graffiti of a child looking trough a telescope on the beach of Calais

What we do

Mid-Wales Refugee Action aims to support refugees by providing volunteers to go and work in camps and distribution centres, fundraise and collect donations such as clothes, bedding and other essential items

We are not linked to any political parties or religious organisations.

We have organized many trips that have taken volunteers to the North of France where they have worked in distribution centres, the Calais jungle, La Liniere refugee camp (Dunkirk) collaborating with Kesha Niya, L’Auberge and others.

To see a list of what we have done in the first half of 2017 go to half yearly report June 2017.

Since June 2017 we have:

  • Participated in the event Optimising Volunteering to Support Refugees, 5th June 2017
  • Organized Vigil for Grenfell Tower Victims, 17th June 2017
  • Sold tea, coffe and cakes at Repair Cafe in Bowling Club
  • Call for Machynlleth Town of Sanctuary, June 2017
  • Stall at Machynlleth Market, 21st June 2017
  • Projection of “On the bride’s side” at Magic Lantern Cinema in Tywyn, 23rd June 2017
  • Signed letter (by Global Justice Now) to M&S asking to stop funding hate through advertisement in Daily Mail
  • Action “Stop funding hate” at M&S Aberystwyth, 11th July 2017
  • Stall at Machynlleth market, 19th July 2017
  • Redress the balance at El Sueño Existe Festival, 28, 29 and 30 July 2017
  • 3 volunteer sponsored trip to Calais, 26 Oct – 31 Oct 2017
  • Stall at the African Film Festiva at Tywyn Cinema, 10 and 11 Nov 2017
  • 2 volunteer sponsored trip to Calais, 10 – 14 Nov 2017
  • Became part of the Town of Sanctuary network, 21 Nov 2017
  • Film projection and discussion at Pantperthog Village Hall – Terraferma 24th Nov 2017
  • Stall at Plas Christmas Chariry Fair, 25 Nov 2017
  • Assisted to the event Sanctuary in Parliament 2017! and discussion with MP Glyn Davies, 28th Nov 2017
  • MWR-men fundraiser 2018 calendar , Christmas 2017-18