The situation in Ukraine is upsetting and concerning. Parish councillors’ thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with everyone who is affected.

Some residents have been in touch with Effingham Parish Council asking how they might help the people of Ukraine. We would urge those wishing to help to donate and support the appeals that are being managed by UK charities. We have highlighted one below but there are many other appeals.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has a Ukraine appeal bringing together 15 leading aid charities. DEC charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of all refugees and displaced people. DEC’s appeal can be found at their website here.