Malvern Hills District Council express support for Ukraine
Malvern Hills District residents are being urged to back a national appeal to help the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing conflict in their country.
The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee is coordinating the efforts of 15 agencies to help people who have fled Ukraine or been displaced to other parts of the country, following the invasion by Russia.
Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, said: "It has been truly horrifying witnessing the shocking scenes unfolding in Ukraine. I am proud of how our communities have come together to raise funds and collect donations to support those affected by the conflict. We also stand ready to do whatever we can to help resettle Ukrainian refugees, should we be asked to do so by the Government".
A number of community groups and businesses are also holding fund-raising events and appeals for donations of items to send to refugees. These include Malvern Town Football Club, Chernobyl Children's Lifeline and Austin and Co.
More information on these local appeals can be found on the Malvern Hills District Council website at www.malvernhills.gov.uk/community/support-for-ukraine.
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