Rushden community join together at vigil in support of Ukraine
Yesterday evening, the Rushden community came together to show their support for the people of Ukraine at a candle-lit vigil organised by Rushden Town Council.
The event was held at Rushden Cenotaph where the Ukrainian flag was flying at full mast. Touching speeches and prayers were made by Town Mayor, Cllr Melanie Coleman, Civil Celebrant, Sue Homer and Rev Dr Linnet Smith. Members of the community laid candles in the garden of remembrance.
Thank you to all who attended.
How you can support...
Donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal - The UK Government matched, pound-for-pound, £25 million of public donations to this appeal. https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
Homes for Ukraine -The Government has launched a sponsorship scheme, Homes for Ukraine, to make sure that Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes have a route to safety.
The scheme will match people, charities, businesses and community groups to Ukrainians who do not have family ties to the UK.https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/
Local - Rushden business Acumen+ Professional Accountancy Services are organising transport to take a collection of goods over Poland.The collection will take place in ACUMEN+ accounting office: 8A CHURCH STREET, RUSHDEN, NN10 9YT, every day till Friday 18th of March between 10am and 4pm.
Contact 07481440002 , 07922485348 https://www.facebook.com/acumen.ksiegowoscluton
Posted: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:45 by Michelle Lewis