Peter Wright and I, along with representatives of the other Wolverhampton Rotary clubs were invited to a ‘thankyou’ party at the Wolverhampton Branch of the Association of Ukainians in the UK. The centre is called ‘Razom,’which is the Ukrainian for ‘together,’and the party was arranged to take place the day after Ukrainian Independence Day, Thursday August 24th.
Our good friend Hryhorij Kowalczuk – known to us as ‘Greg’ – was fulsome in his gratitude and praise for numerous local organisations that have provided a very great deal of support, donations and goodwill for the more than 300 Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in Wolverhampton since the start of the conflict. Also, desparately needed items such as generators,and relief goods have been sent to countries bordering Ukraine for distribution in the camps there. Many groups, companies and individuals were named, but Greg singled out the Rotary clubs in the City for special praise, making particlar mention of the £5000 worth of goods that we supplied funded to the most part by a Disaster Response Grant from the Rotary
PDG Richard Green