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Since April 2022, the Hub has provided a support network for Ukrainians and their hosts here in Salisbury, working under the auspices of the Salisbury Methodist Church which has always provided generous support and a warm welcome.

The Ukrainian community are now running their own group entitled Ukrainian Community United CIC (UCU). They are already holding regular events and activities for children, teenagers and adults at St Martin’s Church rooms. They can be contacted on ukrainianucu@gmail.com

We are therefore no longer holding weekly meetings, but will continue to be here to provide virtual support for anyone from the city or surrounding areas who is a host or considering hosting, or for members of the Ukrainian community.

To contact us, please continue to email admin@salsiburyukrainehub.org.uk.

In an emergency, we can be contacted via j60rbm@gmail.com

As the war sadly continues to grind on, we are now turning our attention to supporting the millions of displaced people fleeing from the fighting who remain in Ukraine.

Adopt a Community Initiative
There are more than 7.7million people displaced by the war still within Ukraine, supported by about 25,000 volunteers. We are awed by the scale of the challenge these people and those who support them face on a daily basis.

Ukrainian Max Maslennikov ran his own IT business in Dnipro – but within days of the Russian invasion he had abandoned his work and was helping people fleeing the fighting, distributing food and arranging emergency accommodation. The charity he co-founded, Reconstruction Ukraine, has since helped more than 200,000 people, and now supports 3000 displaced people. His team provides residential care for the elderly and those with disabilities, helps adults to reskill and find new work, and supports adults and children through social activities and education. With Ukraine’s volunteers experiencing understandable burnout, their next initiative will be to provide respite support.

We are working with Reconstruction Ukraine to adopt six villages on the banks of the Dnipro river. Roughly 1700 people in 1000 households are living without power, regular supplies or even contact with the outside world: we want them to know they have not been forgotten. We plan to send out household boxes this spring with supplies: then, during 2024, we hope to refurbish some community centres, to help rebuild a sense of community and interconnectedness.

So the Salisbury Community Hub for Ukraine is making a fresh appeal for support. Together we believe that we can make a huge difference to the people in our six adopted villages which will be both personal and practical. Initially, we will send out household packs with personal supplies using funds raised through the inspirational talk which Max gave in November, the proceeds of a choral concert and a contribution from the Salisbury Soroptimists which totals some £2000.

In order to achieve all of our goals for 2024, however, we need to raise more than this.

Financial donations can be made by clicking on the Donate button on this website.

To be added to our Adopt a Community mailing list to receive updates on our activity, please email us on admin@salisburyukrainehub.org.uk.

The Ukrainian Hub has been proud to partner with

Salisbury City Council

Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire for Ukraine

Wessex Community Action

NHS Salisbury Hospital

Silver Salisbury

The Listening Place
Salisbury Foodbank
Salisbury Foodbank

The Pantry Partnership

Wiltshire Community Foundation

Salisbury Rotary Club

Storage Works Self Storage