A Working Party in Capel-le-Ferne was formed last year to help raise funds as “Help for Ukraine”.
Photography courtesy of Paula Garside Photography
Paula Garside Photography – Creative photographer
On Saturday, 23rd September 2023, at Capel-le-Ferne Village Hall, the Working Party organised a ticket evening event, with a free drink on arrival, to raise funds to help provide a fourth 4×4 evacuation vehicle to bring the wounded and civilians to safety.
Lena, one of our Ukraine visitors, welcomed everyone to the event.
Nick from K9 Rescue attended, giving a talk with slide information, on the importance and use of 4X4’s in Ukraine for rescuing animals from the front line and providing a feeding programme.
For those attending there was entertainment with singing and dancing from the Ukraine visitors with participant workshop, craft stalls, raffle, tombola, rabbit draw, silent auctions and food consisting of an abundance of “yummy” Ukrainian cakes.
A film, which offered an overview of the areas in Ukraine, was running throughout the evening.
The evening was a great success, enjoyed by all and beyond expectations!
The Team was “blown away” by the donations received from businesses and those unable to attend, the attendees of over 120 people, and especially the volunteer helpers and our Ukraine visitors.
A BIG thank you to all. To date, £3,775.53 has been banked.