Trafford Ukrainian Response
What's happening locally?
Across Trafford families are preparing their homes to receive refugees fleeing war in Ukraine. For many their homes and lives have already been destroyed, loved ones are left behind and the future unknown. The government is enabling UK residents with suitable spare accommodation to provide a safe home for anyone from Ukraine that wants one.
In Trafford we are preparing to receive as many as 1000 refugees fleeing the conflict over the coming days, weeks and months. It's a massive operation, and we're aware that many will arrive with children or elderly family and little more than the clothes on their backs. Many of us feel helpless, and yet we now have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of some individuals.
As Ukrainian refugees begin to arrive in the UK, they will be supported and it's our job to ensure that those in Trafford have access to all that they need, and know about all of the incredible groups, services and personal support currently being arranged by generous people across our borough. Here's how you can help.
You can support our Ukrainian friends financially. The Trafford Ukrainian Response Fund has been set up by our hubs on behalf of Trafford Council. All donated funds will help to create welcome packs for all new arrivals, as well as forming an emergency pot to help anyone in need after they arrive here in Trafford.
The fund is being administered at present by The Hideaway (Hidden Treasure Discovery Centre CIC) on behalf of the Trafford hubs and Trafford Council. Every penny donated will be used to support Ukrainian Refugees in Trafford.
There are many ways to get involved in supporting our Ukrainian friends by volunteering your time. This may be to offer direct help such as befriending, running a support group or sourcing items that are needed. It may be to offer your professional skills such as counselling, or teaching English as a second language (ESOL). If you would like to get involved in volunteering in some way, please contact your local Trafford Community Hub who will be delighted to point you in the right direction.
The easiest way to give to the Trafford Ukraine Response Fund is via a bank transfer. Giving in this way enables us to keep and use 100% of the funds donated with no 'cut' being taken by fundraising pages or credit card processing companies. If you wish to give via bank transfer you can do so here.
Bank: Unity Trust Bank
Name: Hidden Treasure Discovery Centre
Sort: 60 83 01
Ref: *Your name*
Please note this account is being used exclusively to collect donations for this fund. If you wish to double-check the donation has been received and record your details against the donation that would be appreciated. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.
You can donate directly to the fund through card payment via Paypal.
A huge thanks to
John Lewis Trafford
Who have already made amazing donations to our Trafford welcome packs