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What you can do to help

What you can do to help

We've set up the Chance to Thrive fund to help children and young refugees coming to the borough from Ukraine. More than 500 residents donated in May and June, raising more than £32,500.

Once the money starts being used, we'll be sending updates to donors to show how their money is making a difference. You can find out more on the Chance to Thrive pages.

Flag at our offices

The Ukraine flag flew for several months over the borough council’s Shute End offices to show support for the people of Ukraine.

Then borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker raised the Ukrainian flag on Wednesday 2 March and was joined by leaders and senior members of all political groups who voiced their support for Ukraine and condemnation of Russia’s invasion.

Ukraine flag flys over Wokingham Borough Council civic offices
Ukraine flag flys over Wokingham Borough Council civic offices

Homes for Ukraine

Central Government has now launched its Homes for Ukraine scheme website which will offer a route to those who want to come to the UK who have someone here willing to provide them with a home.

Individuals and charities or other organisations can volunteer accommodation and provide a route to safety for Ukrainians, and their immediate family members, forced to escape their homeland.

You can apply to be a sponsor to help Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes.

Messages of support

For any of our residents who wish to offer a message of support or a prayer, All Saints Church in Wokingham, RG40 1UE has set up a book for these to be added. All are welcome to visit the Church to write a message.

Keep informed or learn something new

You can do something to welcome those who are coming to our area, such as learn the language or simple words like how to say hello. You can also find out about their culture and history. There are some links below which may be useful:


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