Blog posts

Student musical raising money for BWR

The Bath University Student Musicals Society is staging its fabulous musical revue show Encore 2024 from 2 May until Saturday 4 May at the Edge Theatre at the University of Bath’s Claverton Down site. We’re very pleased to say that Bath Welcomes Refugees is their chosen charity and they will be holding a collection to […]

BWR raffle painting winner

We are delighted to announce the winner of the recent fundraising raffle of an oil painting by Alce Harfield, which raised just over £1,700 to help fund the work of Bath Welcomes Refugees. Alce donated a depiction of the Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage featuring Elton John’s farewell performance. Sarah, pictured above with the oil painting, scooped […]

First ever Beyond Bath talk – 1st May

The first ever Beyond Bath talk is happening on Wednesday 1 May at 4/5 Chapel Row, Bath. This free-to-attend event is aimed at sharing powerful and insightful stories about migration and those it affects. This is the first in what will be a series of events designed to raise awareness of the realities beyond our […]

Photography competition – keep an eye out for the winners

We’re helping to promote a photography competition for Freedom From Torture ( – keep a look out for the winners of this who will be seen in Bath’s 44AD art space from 14-16 June.  The deadline to enter the competition was extended to Sunday 28 April. As the organisers say: “Everyone should be able to […]

Boutique sale to raise funds – Thurs 2 May

A fantastic BWR pre-loved Boutique Sale is on next Thursday, 2nd May in Combe Down. Please come along, find a fashionable bargain and contribute to a fantastic cause!

Volunteers needed for Off The Record

Off the Record Bath and North East Somerset is running a volunteer independent visitor service and is looking for long term befrienders to children/young people aged 5-18 looked after in foster care.   Each volunteer is matched with one young person and takes them out for an activity once a month.  All applicants welcome. Visit […]

Busy in the background

BWR has been working away with plans for a new logo and website to better reflect the work we do and the people we support. We look forward to unveiling this later in the year. We’re so very grateful to the kind people helping us with design and inspiration and content and all the techie […]

Charlotte MacDiarmid steps down from trustee board

Charlotte MacDiarmid stepped down from the trustee board and her role as chair at the end of March. Charlotte joined BWR as a trustee in late 2019 and we thank her for the huge part she has played in those four years. She had this message for BWR colleagues: “I have loved being part of […]

Bob Clift steps down as trustee

Bob Clift has stepped down as a Bath Welcomes Refugees trustee. The charity would like to thank Bob for the huge part he has played. Bob, who is moving to Devon, shared these lovely words with us: “Since the very first day I joined BWR, nearly five years ago, I’ve been surrounded by compassionate, supportive […]

BWR Jumble Sale – Sat 2nd March

The fantastic BWR Jumble Sale is on again this Saturday 2nd March. Please come along, find a bargain and contribute to a fantastic cause!