SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE
The Town Council is appalled by events in Ukraine and encourages residents to consider how they may support the thousands of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.
If you wish to offer your support to the people affected by the war in Ukraine you can do so in several ways.
Homes for Ukraine – You can offer a place in your home to people fleeing the conflict through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, with financial support available. Join over 150,000 individuals and organisations who have registered their interest in the scheme so far. Telford & Wrekin Council have committed to doing everything they can to support residents who wish to sponsor Ukrainian refugees by offering them a home.
To find out more or register your interest visit: – https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/
Donating money safely – You can help by donating money to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Appeal, or other trusted organisations providing humanitarian relief. The UK government has matched £25 million of donations to DEC pound-for-pound
To find out more visit:- https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
Donations are also being coordinated locally by Telford and Wrekin’s Interfaith Council. For further details on items required you can contact them on 07545 023519.
UK Visa support for Ukrainian nationals – Ukrainian nationals and their family members can find safety in the UK:
- The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join their family members in the UK.
To find out more information please visit – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/support-for-family-members-of-british-nationals-in-ukraine-and-ukrainian-nationals-in-ukraine-and-the-uk
Shrewsbury Polish Centre – donations made by residents in Newport have already been dispatched to refugee centres in Poland by volunteers from the Shrewsbury Polish Centre. Please contact the Centre’s Director Kate Fejfer on 07895 418194 for information on any further donations required.
The Royal Navy Club – can offer a meeting place for Ukrainian refugees free of charge. To book please contact The Royal Navy Club chairman – Peter Bunting on 07850 462575.
The Lamb Inn at Edgmond – Please drop off your donations to The Lamb Inn, 29 Shrewsbury Road, Edgmond, TF10 8HU. For more information contact The Lamb Inn direct on 01952 879829
The following organisations can also be contacted for information on ways you can help:
The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, Wolverhampton Branch – Branch Chair Andrew Duda, Tel: 01902 420441 or 07801 950588
Ukrainian Institute London – https://ukrainianinstitute.org.uk/russias-war-against-ukraine-what-can-you-do-to-support-ukraine-ukrainians/
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