Refugee aid story

Newport County AFC are delighted to be hosting three Refugee-aid charities when Accrington Stanley visit Rodney Parade next Tuesday, 24th April. Below is all of the information you need to know about the charities and all of the brilliant work they do.

The Sanctuary, Newport Refugee Welcome group are delighted to be invited to be the guests of Newport County AFC, along with our partner organisations Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees, and Swansea Asylum Seeker Support.

Refugees are people that have fled war or persecution because of their religious or political beliefs, or because of their ethnic origin, in countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Newport is now home to many refugees who have found a new home from home here with us in Newport, working, participating and contributing to life here in our City.

The Sanctuary, Newport is a project run by a small local charity that supports and enables refugees to successfully rebuild their lives in Newport.

Founded in 1998, the project is based at the Gap Centre on Stow Hill ( the old Stow Hill baths to the older generation ) and is open 5 days and 2 evenings a week, providing support, signposting to other agencies, friendship, cultural orientation, English classes, as well as visits to local places to help them learn about Welsh culture.

The local football team is an important part of any city’s culture, so we are delighted to introduce our project participants to Rodney Parade to cheer on the County!

Find out more about the Sanctuary Newport Refugee group here.

Visit the Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees homepage here.

Swansea Asylum Seeker Support website can be found here.