Janine Turnbull, CEO of new charity Support and Grow NE is helping to coordinate activities and support for Ukrainian refugees coming into the area. She was given around 50 eggs to redistribute to Ukrainian children at parties and workshops.
“Ukraine celebrates Easter a week behind us, but these eggs will all be given out in time for their celebrations’ she said. “I’ve always had an interest in doing what I can to help refugees and asylum seekers so stepping up to the mark for Ukraine was a natural progression. We’ve organised collection and drop off points for essential food and clothing etc and I’m amazed at the generosity of the people of the North East. We’re also fundraising for medical aid and now our host programme is set to offer support and advice for anyone involved. I’m grateful for the Easter eggs as they will cheer up the children and help them feel welcomed in their new homes.”
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