Croeso Arberth (Narberth Welcomes), Pembrokeshire


Christine Hughes was finding it hard to sleep in her home in Narberth. The trouble was that she couldn’t stop thinking about refugees who had nowhere comfy or safe to sleep. 

It was those sleepless nights which led Christine to help form Croeso Arberth and to encourage the group in the small Welsh town to get involved in sponsorship.

A core group of 12 did most of the work to make an application and prepare for the arrival of a refugee family. But in all, more than 100 people, in a town of just 2,400, were involved in some way.

In July 2017, a seven-strong family of Syrians who had been living precariously in Egypt were greeted at the airport and brought back to their new home in Pembrokeshire.