Hello & Goodbye

A Big Welcome… A big WTRRP welcome to our new office manager Cat Kilgannon, who started with us on the 8th December. Cat has many years of experience working in a school as a HR administrator and will… Read More

Feeling Social?

We’re happy to let you know that we are feeling very social, and you can find us @watfordrefugees on all of your favourite social platforms. Why not tell your friends and family and help us spread the word!… Read More

Client Testimonial

“Hello Everyone, Here’s to express my profound gratitude to WTRRP team for the constant support towards my family, most especially at this difficult time in purchasing of my daughter’s school uniform. Tiara (my daughter) is more than happy to… Read More

Nappy News

In August 2019 we received money from the Watford Mayor’s Small Grant Fund, on condition that we supplied reusable nappies and wipes. Disposable nappies and wipes damage the environment – they go to landfill or get burned. Because… Read More

The price of becoming British

We exist to help people who don’t have status in this country, all with the common issue that they don’t have a home to ‘go back’ to. Home Office and legal fees to get Indefinite Leave to Remain… Read More

Feeding our community

Since 1 April teams of volunteers have packed and delivered 9,881 Kg of food in 1002 boxes plus 260 packs of disposable nappies to 105 adults and 110 children in 70 families. Every fortnight a team of 5… Read More

Did you hear what we’ve been up to?

The grants team (Grace Da Costa, Mick Hayter and Peter Howard) have been very busy during the pandemic and have managed to bring in an incredible £46,300 for the charity and its clients this year! £14,800 of that… Read More

A winter message from our Chairman

Welcome to our winter newsletter for 2020/21. In this unusual – and for many people tragic – year, WTRRP has been trying to help our clients in rather different ways from usual. Our drop-in has needed to become… Read More

Refugee partnership recruiting!

The Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership is looking for volunteers to carry out a range of roles. We provide practical and emotional support to refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants in our community. Our services include befriending… Read More

2020 AGM

Monday 30th March at 7:30pm WTRRP AGM at Upper Hall, St Luke’s Church, Langley Way WD17 3EG Our guest speaker is art therapist Miriam Usiskin, who will talk about Art Refuge: hoping and coping on the France-UK border,… Read More

A Christmas message from our Chairman

As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on what’s been a particularly busy year for the charity and give thanks to everyone who makes our work possible. Our client base has grown considerably – we now support… Read More

Summer activities for youngsters

The long summer months can be a struggle for some families who barely manage to feed their children during the school year and may not have any money spare to pay for day trips.  Dorothy and Mel worked… Read More

Dorothy Knightley – a sad loss

We are immensely sad to inform you of the death of Dorothy Knightley, Trustee and Secretary of WTRRP, in the early morning of Friday 26 July. Dorothy passed away in Watford General Hospital as a result of widespread… Read More

Building the WTRRP Grants team

When I first joined WTRRP in the summer of 2018, Marie-Jo and Dorothy told me that one of the biggest problems facing the charity is that we don’t have enough funding or any paid staff to help us… Read More

Garden party in Cheslyn Gardens

It’s 9am on Sunday 23 June and I have just arrived back in the UK, seriously jet lagged! Would I be up to spending the afternoon at the annual garden party? Was there a danger I would fall… Read More

A heartfelt thank you from Isla and Alamini

In our spring newsletter, we announced that thanks to our generous supporters, we exceeded our target of raising £6,198 to support Leave to Remain applications for clients Isla and Alamini and their three children. A total of £10,303… Read More

Cheering on Watford FC

On Saturday the 27th of April, twenty of our youngsters and six volunteers were thrilled to be given free tickets to watch Watford play Wolves at Vicarage Road. While the match and the outcome were a far cry… Read More

2019 AGM Roundup

by Nicola Santamaria, Women’s Group Coordinator The 2019 Annual General Meeting was, as always, both interesting and enjoyable.  The meeting began with the formal proceedings; all of the charity’s trustees and committee members were re-elected and two important… Read More

Urgent Appeal

This is an urgent appeal for help for Isla and Alamini and their three children. UPDATEWe have reached our target! But the work goes on. Please make a donation!We can now fund urgent applications for Leave to Remain… Read More

You are invited…

to our Annual Garden Party at Cheslyn Gardens  Sunday 23rd June 20192.30pm – 4.30pm Cheslyn GardensNascot Wood RdWD17 4SL Do come and enjoy a ‘get-together’ for clients, supporters and volunteers with refreshments & cream teas, and a beautiful… Read More

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