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Donations and Gift Aid

The Partnership relies entirely on donations from individuals and organisations such as local churches for its income. For donations from individuals, the Gift Aid scheme allows us to reclaim tax, which means your donations will be worth 25%… Read More

My first WTRRP family party

As a new volunteer, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I offered my help at the September party. It was a wet and dismal day, but as soon as I walked into the sports hall at Edge… Read More

Learning from Africa

Across UK and the rest of Europe, asylum policies are failing refugees and migrants. Now is a good time to look towards Africa, and Uganda in particular, for a different perspective. Uganda is currently accommodating 1.4 million refugees… Read More

In conversation with Ajoba

Ajoba (not her real name) has been a client of WTRRP ever since she arrived in the Watford area in 2012. She originally comes from Ghana and she and her partner have four children, all boys. She rarely… Read More

An unforgettable time at Lee Valley Water Centre!

Since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2012, Lee Valley Regional Authority has been making sure the Olympic legacy lives on and benefits communities in and around London through their Community Access Fund (CAF). This summer… Read More

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