Ukrainian Refugee Support Programme

St. Ives Rotary Club Hosts fortnightly Friendship Evenings for all our Local Ukrainian Refugees

Ukrainian Friendship Evenings

The meetings are held in the St. Ives Corn Exchange Coffee Shop - providing the perfect occasion for our Ukrainian Guests to get together over a cup of Coffee and a Snack and have a relaxed chat in their own language, 

Donated Clothes and Household Items are also regularly available as well as Electrical Goods and  Laptops.

And wonderful evenings they are proving to be, as contacts are exchanged, concerns eased & friendships made.

Meeting up and making Friends is a much needed Area of Support for the thousands of Displaced Ukrainian Guests here in the UK, most of whom are young Mothers, separated from their Husbands, Friends and Family, back in war torn Ukraine, in unimaginable conditions. 

This is an area of support  that many Local Authorities are not currently providing. Instead they rely on Voluntary Organisations, such as Rotary to organise - and we are very proud to support these sessions. We are also blessed to have the support of our Mayor, Phil Pope!

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