On 23rd September, 10 of us met at Y Gaer to join in the campaign to #FillTheSkiesWithHope. Over 20 people signed a letter to Fay Jones MP. We held a stall in Hay Market, flew our planes and gained signatures on a petition.Back to the map
At Refugee Council’s All Staff Conference, 200 people took part in #FillTheSkiesWithHope, writing their own messages to the PM about why the Rwanda plan should be stopped and creating orange heart-shaped paper planes which we launched out of the window at the end of the day! These messages have now been sent to each staff member’s local MP.Back to the map
This was a visit by little Amal to the Albert Dock in Liverpool for Refugee Week 2022. Among many others and 2,000 attendees, the Asylum Link Choir was there to meet her.Back to the map
This was an Action Asylum Beach Clean coordinated by Asylum Link in Liverpool, working with Heart4Refugees on Wirral.
Local people and people seeking asylum got together on New Brighton Beach to help clean up our environment. It was a fantastic day with 80 people there!Back to the map
During November 2021 we had a ‘Month of Welcome’ – Swindon Show Your Hearts.
We collaborated with Create Studios who took professional photos of students in both secondary and primary schools with their orange heart messages. We were then we hosted at The Tuppenny bar where local businesses and charities joined us with their messages of welcome and photos were taken of them by Create Studios.
This all led to our billboard of Welcome over Christmas 2021.
Using the photographs of Swindon schools and local organisations we worked with Create Studios to create a Billboard of Welcome in a prominent position in Old Town Swindon. We were offered the billboard space by local estate agents Richard James for 3 weeks over Christmas.
It caused a stir in local press and a conversation via Facebook with over 150 people on welcoming people to our town.
This was an event organised by Feeding Liverpool and Micah, to explore ways in which Refugees and the Foodbank/Pantry network can improve the way we all interact.Back to the map
On Thursday 10th February we assembled for a beach clean with refugees and local people, on Formby Beach. Stronger Together!Back to the map
This was a march organised by Vauxhall Law Centre, with organisations and individuals opposed to the Bill, walking along Princes Avenue to St Brides Church where we assembled to hear speakers and the Choir.Back to the map
50 people attended a gathering by Brecon Museum (y Gaer) to share their concerns about the Nationality and Borders Bill. We heard brief talks about why we should all be worried about the Bill and took photos to put on Facebook and Twitter. 10 Flags were placed on flagpoles around our area to show support for all refugees.Back to the map
24 people met in front of the medieval Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick to express our concern about the Nationality and Borders bill and our hope for a more compassionate, generous and just response to refugees. A local primary school sent a large orange heart collage, and others brought posters or heart cushions.Back to the map
frequent market stalls in Hay market to tell people about the Nationality and Borders bill and seek them to sign a petition and let their MP know of their concerns.Back to the map
Everyone at Summerseat Methodist Primary School turned out in March 2022 to say ‘We stand Together with Refugees’. There’s a host of activities planned next week to demonstrate the importance of caring for refugees and all people less fortunate than ourselves.Back to the map
Humans of Wolverhampton joined with local members of Amnesty and City of Sanctuary to speak to the public about the Nationality and Borders Bill. They asked people to sign a Valentine’s postcard to send to their MP. Interesting conversations were had, new friends made and over 120 postcards completed. These were delivered on Valentine’s Day to the three Wolverhampton MPs.Back to the map
Caroline Nokes MP for Romsey and Southampton North showing that she is #TogetherWithRefugees at Sadler’s Mill beauty spot.Back to the map
The People’s History Museum held exhibitions on migration and their stories and displayed a giant orange heart in their window.
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A rally against the Nationality and Borders Bill, featuring crafted orange hearts made in an online zoom workshop.Back to the map
A rally was organised by Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group, attended by local bishops. Volunteers also attended mass at several churches.Back to the map
Lit up the Guildhall orange with a procession of people going to see it, including local politicians.Back to the map
A stunning orange heart in sand, gaining local coverage and lots of social media attention. Linked to North-East pledge / open letter signed by more than fifty groups in the region.Back to the map
Local residents held a stunning protest on the beach, with an orange heart in the sand and the Warsan Shire quote, ‘no one puts their child in a boat unless the water is safer than the land’ with life jackets and teddy bears.Back to the map
Refugees and asylum seekers working with Asylum Link and locals planted trees to restore over 300m of ancient hedgerow on the iconic Offas Dyke.Back to the map
A rally with orange hearts and supporters wearing orange clothing organised by Penrith and Eden Refugee Network. Local businesses had supplies of posters for people to collect and display in their window.Back to the map
Refugees Welcome rally with music and lived experience speakers organised by members including Imix and the Sisters No Strangers coalition. Attendees included MPs and peers such as Alf Dubs.Back to the map
A coalition of local groups organised a rally with handmade orange hearts in City Square, attended by the mayor.Back to the map
Gathered on the steps of the Town Hall to raise awareness about the Bill to local decision makers, securing local news coverage.Back to the map
An ornate orange hearts display was organised at Orange Box by the St Augustine’s Centre, with a community viewing event, with the iconic Piece Hall also being lit up orange.Back to the map
Hastings Community of Sanctuary organised a sunset vigil for to stand against the Anti-Refugee Bill, call for a kinder fairer asylum system and to remember those who have crossed the Channel, sometimes losing their lives.Back to the map
Scottish Refugee Council and other Scottish members organised a lived experience led rally at the Trades Hall, receiving lots of prominent media coverage.Back to the map
Solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers rally organised by University of Edinburgh students, members of Edinburgh STAR.Back to the map