United with Ukraine
Lead by Mayor, Mathew Parkinson, Woodstock Town Council came together in the Market Place with County Councillor Andy Graham and the people of Woodstock on the evening of Tuesday 8th March 2022, to stand in solidarity United with Ukraine.
Ukraine national, Dr Olena Seminog spoke passionately about the terrible atrocities happening in Ukraine at the hands of the Russians. She appealed for medical supplies to be donated.
At the Town Council meeting which followed the gathering, Woodstock Town Council made the following declaration:
“The unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia is causing a humanitarian catastrophe to unfold in Europe. Members of our community are appalled by Russia’s action and in awe of the bravery shown by Ukrainians as well as the bravery of those Russians who have denounced their government’s aggression.
Our thoughts and sincere wishes are with the residents of our Town who have relatives and friends in Ukraine. Nationals of both Ukraine and Russia may have made homes in our town, and we should all come together to support the victims of war.
In the light of the event held earlier this evening, Woodstock Town Hall will be a collection site for medical supplies to be sent directly to the front line by Olena”.
A list of required medical supplies is available from the link below, residents can drop off supplies at the Council’s office in the Town Hall between 9.30 and 12.30 Monday to Friday. Please ensure that any supplies are in date and sealed where appropriate.
Residents are also encouraged to make financial donations, where they are able to the following organisations
DEC Ukraine Emergency Appeal – https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
The Red Cross – https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal
Save The Children – https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/europe/ukraine
If you are able to offer accommodation to displaced Ukrainians please register with West Oxfordshire District Council – Ukraine.firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information contact The Town Clerk, Woodstock Town Council