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Make a Christmas wish come true!

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Give the gift of opportunity to refugees this Christmas Every day, people who have fled war, instability or poverty arrive on our doorstep. Your gift can offer them kindness, friendship and compassion – and, most importantly, give them back hope. Watch and share our new Christmas Wish video and help us raise vital funds to give […]

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FREE training on the Leave to Remain process

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Find out how to support Harbour visitors when they first get their papers. Join us as we navigate the world of the Job Centre and DWP (crikey!).

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Harbour newsletter Autumn 2017

Friday, August 25th, 2017

HARBOUR BY THE SEA Here’s a great story that shows how you are helping, through your support for The Harbour Project, to transform the lives of refuge seekers. In recent years the TV news and daily papers have been full of stark images on migrants on beaches and the ‘headlines of hate’ would have you […]

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An overview of the asylum process – FREE training for volunteers

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Asylum seeker… refugee… what’s the difference? S4? S95? What the heck is that? This training provides a grounding in how the asylum process works in the UK, demystifies some of the jargon, and gives an overview of Harbour drop-in processes. By the end, you should feel more confident in being able to give advice and […]

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Rest in Peace: Lord Joel Joffe (1932 – 2017)

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

It is with great sadness that we have learned that The Harbour Project’s Patron, Lord Joel Joffe, has died at the age of 85 in his family home in Liddington, close to Swindon. Lord Joffe, who famously represented Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trials of 1960, and who became a leading human rights lawyer and […]

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Harbour Christmas Appeal

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Your help counts! Every day sees more people arriving at the Harbour’s drop-in. Despite all the restrictions, people in desperate need are finding their way to our door – and we are doing our best to help. But we are overstretched. With just four paid staff to run the charity – to make sure the doors open […]

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Harbour Fest, City of Sanctuary, Harbour Video!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

 Harbour Fest Swindon 2016 … what happened?!? October 2016: the first Harbour Fest Swindon, a multi-cultural arts festival to bring communities together and raise awareness and funds for the Harbour Project. The opening of the three-day festival was combined with the launch of Swindon City of Sanctuary …Swindon groups coming together to join a national campaign […]

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A beacon of hope in Swindon

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The Harbour Project welcomes and support refugees and asylum seekers in Swindon. To those who’ve risked their lives, families and homes fleeing war and persecution, we provide friendship and hope for a future. For many of our visitors, our services are their lifeline. Together with local community partners, supporters, donors and volunteers, we help people […]

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From Swindon to… New York?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Former Swindon resident Lucy Westcott (now a journalist in New York) is running her first ever half marathon for us in Queen’s New York on Sunday 17th April.

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