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Lewes helps Ukraine

"seeking to proclaim the Gospel and serve our local community"

So many of us in Lewes want to help Ukrainian people who are fleeing the conflict in their country. Christ Church is pleased to be asked to host a public meetings to be held this Tuesday and Wednesday the 22nd and 23rd March, from 14:30-15:30, to discuss ways that we can work together in our area to help people wanting to come to Britain. Both meetings will have the same agenda. Two slots are being offered as this is very short notice.

The preferred day to meet is Wednesday as Pat O’Toole and Mary Shayle, who have started the Lewes Helps Ukraine group on Facebook can attend. Pat and Mark are in the process of sponsoring a Ukrainian woman to whom they  have offered accommodation and can talk about their experience.  They will also explain the purpose and function of the Lewes Helps Ukraine page.

The agenda will aim to cover:

  • The present official situation regarding  Ukrainian people who do not have named sponsors in the UK
  • Routes to offering accommodation
    • the official requirements
    • what’s needed to fulfil the official requirements
    • funding involved
  • The visa process
    • requirements for refugee and host
  • Security checks
    • Who and how
  • Resources that we envision will be needed
    • practical
    • financial
    • emotional
    • social
    • etc…
  • Resources
    • Present in the Lewes area
    • Shortfall identification
  • Possible committees needed
  • Other people, groups and organisations to be included in further meetings
  • Scheduling next meetings
  • Close at 15:30