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South Ribble Borough Council pledges support to those affected by Ukraine conflict

Posted on - 21st March, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Politics, South Ribble News
South Ribble Borough Council Pic: Ian Greig
South Ribble Borough Council. Pic: Ian Greig

South Ribble Council has pledged its support to Ukrainian refugees and people that remain on the ground facing war with Russia.

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South Ribble Borough Council promised to do ‘all it can’ to support those on the ground and help the displaced find refuge.

Charities such as the Red Cross and Oxfam are on the borders and in Ukraine, providing vital support, including food, first aid, shelter, and health care.

The Red Cross said cash donations are the quickest, safest, and most direct way to help people in a humanitarian crisis.

Read more: Fulwood school donate boxes and bags of vital items to those fleeing Ukraine 

Councillor Paul Foster, Leader of South Ribble Borough Council, said: “It’s shocking to see the devastating scenes from Ukraine.

“This conflict is senseless, and it is heartbreaking to see so many innocent people having to flee the place they call home. 

“To see scenes in Ukraine that some may only recognise as being like those in history books is deplorable, and we must do all we can to support those affected.”

Read more: Ukrainian photographer to raise funds for victims of war with portrait session in Avenham Park

The government recently launched a ‘Homes for Ukraine’ campaign and encouraged people across the country to take in individuals seeking refuge.

Councillor Foster said: “It’s easy to feel helpless when we witness such turmoil, but we can all do our bit to help.

“As a council, we are pledging to do all we can to support. We will be promoting local and national avenues of support, waiting with interest to find out more from the government’s Homes for Ukraine programme to understand how we can play our part in offering South Ribble as a safe place to call home.”

“I know how incredible our residents and communities are in South Ribble, and we will do all we can to help.

“Please, if you can support by donating, however small – please do. It makes a difference.”

Read more: Chorley Council outlines commitment to supporting those fleeing conflict in Ukraine

To donate, visit – https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal.

For more on Homes for Ukraine, visit – https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/.

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