The Borough’s iconic bandstand at Leigh Road Recreation Ground in Eastleigh has been adorned with the colours of the Ukrainian flag to symbolise that the borough is standing firmly in support of the people of Ukraine following the illegal and unjustifiable invasion by Russian forces.
Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Cynthia Garton who also recently raised the Ukrainian flag, that is flying proudly in the centre of Eastleigh said, “Over the last few weeks everyone will have seen on the media the appalling actions of Russian Leader Vladimir Putin with the unprovoked attack and invasion of Ukraine. These actions have already brought catastrophic loss of life and human suffering.”
She added, “Large numbers of Ukrainians are being forced to leave their country and we will do our best to support any of them who need our help. , “We have many families from Ukraine living in our Borough, and they are very much in our thoughts at this time. We are willing to offer any support we can to potential refugees.”
A number of charities are supporting Ukraine. For local people who would like to support Ukraine the following registered organisations are appealing for financial donations:
British-Ukrainian Aid supports victims of the ongoing war, orphaned children, internally displaced persons, the wounded and others in need. It has launched a JustGiving appeal.
Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB), the appeal is raising funds to provide accredited and registered Ukrainian charities with medicine, food and vital services.
Cry - Ukraine urgent appeal CRY have been supporting projects serving marginalised children and families across Ukraine for the last 25 years. This has involved supporting fostering programmes for displaced children and provision of education and nutrition for vulnerable children. CRY have also supported Ukrainian families displaced due to conflict.