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Anniversary Sanctuary Awards


During our end of anniversary celebration We Are What Our Supporters Do, there were presentations of seven awards.

Four of our most dedicated supporting organisations had their previous awards renewed:

Oxfam Books and Music Shop Castle Street: the first organisation to sign our pledge in 2008, the UK’s first Shop of Sanctuary in 2014, award renewed in 2017 and again this year.
Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team (EYST): previously awarded in 2016, and renewed this year.
Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS): previously awarded in 2016 and again this year, now also the host organisation for the Better Welcome to Swansea mentoring scheme.
Unity in Diversity (UiD): previously awarded in 2016, and renewed this year.

Two new awards were also made:

The Fusion project, from the City and County of Swansea’s Cultural Services Department.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery: the UK’s first Art Gallery of Sanctuary!

Finally, a special Anniversary Award was given to an organisation which has always been one of our biggest supporters and arguably was instrumental in promoting Swansea City of Sanctuary in the first place, but has never itself applied for an award :

Swansea Asylum Seeker Support Group (SASS)
including the Share Tawe voluntary hosting project

Since the celebration, there has been one more anniversary award:

Gower College: the first College of Sanctuary in Wales, contributed to the new national Colleges of Sanctuary resource pack.


Thank you all, for your continued support and commitment.