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We’re in the news!

The Watford Observer, September 2018 –  The invaluable work of a foodbank and a refugee group  

Misleading public statements!

Our political climate has allowed inaccurate statements to be broadcast with often partisan sources rushing to push their own agendas. Some statements have had a profound political impact, shaping campaigns and influencing votes.  Here are just a few… Read More

Introducing our new Treasurer

At the March AGM, Paul Shaw formally became our new Treasurer and also a Trustee. Paul was a partner in the accountancy firm Myers Clark for many years, and even before retirement, held the position of voluntary Treasurer… Read More

The Grand Pudding Quiz

Almost 70 people took part in the Grand Pudding Quiz at Corpus Christi Church Hall, Tring on Saturday 16th June. The event was organised by the Justice & Peace Group, affiliated to Churches Together in Tring, with proceeds… Read More

A massive thank you

A massive thank you to Councillor Andrew Scarth, who raised £3000 for WTRRP during his year as Chairman of Three Rivers District Council (2016-2017). Each year, the Council Chair chooses local charities to support throughout their term, and … Read More

Navigating in the dark

Dave Smith, Founder of the Boaz Trust and speaker at our AGM shares his story: I first started working with asylum seekers in December 1999 while at Mustard Tree in Manchester – a charity I’d set up to… Read More

Food donations needed

WTRRP is continuing its relationship with Watford Food Bank, which helps us meet the monthly needs of our clients if we are unable to do so through donations to WTRRP alone. For example, between the 3rd of April… Read More

Feb Family Fun

There’s no better way to spend a rainy Saturday in February than at one of our client parties! More than 85 clients came together at St Luke’s Church on the 10th of February, where the youngsters were entertained… Read More

Christmas Party

Our very first Christmas party took place on Saturday the 16th of December, bringing together 130 clients and 38 volunteers. This was our biggest party yet and our first collaboration with Edge Grove School in Aldenham. In this… Read More

Collecting Boxes

A home or business collecting box is an easy way to help raise money for WTRRP. Your small change can make a real difference to our work. Put your loose change to good use by ordering your collection… Read More

Joy Hobbs – Many Thanks!

As many of you will know by now, Joy Hobbs, sadly, stood down from WTRRP in March. Joy joined WTRRP in 2009 and soon after became a member of the Committee, under the Chairmanship of Richard Kendall. Joy… Read More

The WTRRP Women’s Group

Last year, one of our volunteers, Seema, had the idea to set up a women’s group. This is open to our female clients along with their children plus their befrienders who often encourage them to attend and sometimes… Read More

A Little Business…

The main governance issues discussed at our AGM on the 19th of March were as follows:     Those in attendance voted unanimously in favour of re-electing the committee for the next 12 months: Paul Shaw (treasurer), Dorothy… Read More

Clients share their experiences at AGM

A highlight of this year’s AGM in March was a session led by Sara Barratt, chair of the Case Review Committee, during which some of the charity’s clients shared their experiences. The discussion was an important reminder of… Read More

Help us to improve the lives of our clients

While some of our clients are single adults, most have travelled here with their families. WTRRP has organised a series of outings over the past 18 months, aimed at supporting children and young adults during their transition to… Read More

2018 Annual General Meeting

Our annual AGM will be held again at the Recital Hall, Nascot Wood Junior school, on Monday March 19th at 7.30 pm.   Dave Smith from the Boaz Trust will be our guest speaker. Dave founded the Boaz Trust in 2004, and… Read More

The Sky’s the Limit fundraiser

On the 30th of July I was very proud to be part of a fundraising gig called ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ at The Horns – one of Watford’s best live music venues. The goal was to put on… Read More

WTRRP drop-in centre

Helping our clients navigate a confusing system  She came to the drop-in centre having made her application for permission to remain in the UK, but had not heard anything for several months. Confused and unsure – was there… Read More

WTRRP English learners club!

The Background Before 2012 the priorities of the charity were to assist clients with their immigration status and offer befrienders. As the most important elements in determining immigration status were the clients’ financial situation and their access to… Read More

Collection boxes

A home or business collecting box is an easy way to help raise money for WTRRP. Your small change can make a real difference to our work. Put your loose change to good use by ordering your collection… Read More

How do you live on £36.95 a week?

It’s a question that our clients seeking to remain in the UK grapple with every day. Those applying to remain here are not permitted to work while waiting for the outcome of their application. Those who have savings… Read More

Thinking of you

While there are many different reasons for sending cards, receiving one through the post always brightens your day! Birthdays are particularly special as a child, and receiving a card with your name on the envelope is an essential… Read More

Summer Garden Party

Sunday 11th June 2.30 – 4.30pm.  Do come (bring friends) and share a cream tea and just enjoy this oasis of nature, full of variety from formal gardens through to the semi natural woodland. It is an afternoon… Read More

Incredibly welcome news

A few of our clients have received discretionary leave to remain; and as a result some are now in work.  This just gives them a short window (roughly 30 months) to insert more normality into their lives before… Read More