Wiltshire Council thanks people for the support shown to Ukraine

Thank you to everyone doing what they can for the people of Ukraine. We have collated some of the ways you can provide support

Published 1 March 2022

Wiltshire Council has thanked local communities, charities and organisations for rallying behind the people of Ukraine following the country's invasion by Russia.

There are a number of options locally and nationally for people to provide support and ensure it can benefit those directly affected by the ongoing conflict. The council has set up a page on its website listing some of the ways that people can provide support. Although not an exhaustive list, the council will look to keep it updated as much as possible.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council said: "On behalf of Wiltshire Council, our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the utterly heartbreaking scenes we are seeing in Ukraine. We'd like to thank everyone locally who is doing what they can to provide support and ensure that the people of Ukraine know they are not alone, despite the distance between us.

"Following the Novichok attack in Salisbury four years ago we are only too aware, on a smaller scale, of the callous disregard for human life and international law that Putin is willing to show.

" Wiltshire has strong military connections, and we know uncertain times like this can also be very difficult for those serving and their families, and our thoughts are with them too.

"As a council we are in regular contact with central Government and are ready to provide any support that we can, and although it's too early to say what that might be at this stage, we'll update when we can.

" In the meantime we'll do what we can to raise awareness of what people can do locally so that our county, filled with such compassionate and proactive communities, can be there for the people of Ukraine at their time in need."

The Ukraine support page can be found at our support for Ukraine webpage. 

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Published 1 March 2022