University donates £1,000 to the Welsh Refugee Council

Julie Lyndon and Iona (WRC)

The University of South Wales has donated £1,000 to the Welsh Refugee Council (WRC).

The University usually produces an annual Christmas card. However, this year the University has chosen to make the donation to the WRC instead.

With 25 years of experience the WRC helps protect the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. They offer support for those seeking sanctuary and are dedicated to promoting positive perceptions of migration across Wales.

Iona Hannagan Lewis, the Education Officer for the WRC said “Thank you to the University of South Wales for their generous donation to the WRC. The money has come at a great time for us as we are currently taking donations for our long standing project – the Women’s Asylum Project.

“The project allows women seeking asylum to access valuable legal advice after falling victim to abuse such as trafficking and forced marriage.

“Due to the nature of applying for a funding extension, we were facing a two month gap in the service. This donation is great to help stop the gap, and give women the support they need. Thank you to the University of South Wales.”

On Thursday 17 December, Vice-Chancellor Julie Lyndon presented WRC with the donation and an image of the University of South Wales e-Christmas card to show their support for the charity.