Posted February 17, 2023



The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (Eastbourne Branch) and Café Ukraine, Eastbourne have organised a two day vigil on the anniversary of the start of the war in Ukraine.

For the past year people of Eastbourne and East Sussex demonstrated tremendous support to Ukraine. People donated money, food, clothes, hosted refugees, volunteered in support centres. You opened not only your homes for Ukraine, but also your big and kind hearts.

But the war is still going on. Deadly bombs are constantly falling and destroying Ukrainian homes, cities, lives. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing the genocidal war.

In the last 365 days

o Over 6,800 peaceful civilians have been killed

o Over 450 children have been murdered and over 16,000 illegally transported to Russia

o Over 5,350 hospitals and schools have been destroyed

And sometimes it feels like there is no end in sight. But together we can stop this tragedy. Please, continue to stand with Ukraine.

24th of February Eastbourne community gathering to show our support to Ukraine.

Please join us on Friday evening at 18:30 near the Eastbourne Town Hall

9:00 members of Ukrainian community will raise the national flag of Ukraine, place posters and candles near the Town Hall. A donation box will be available.

18:30 Gathering near the Town Hall

18:35 Ukrainian Anthem Singing

18:39 Welcome speech

18:50 Air raid siren as a reminder sound of the war

18:51 One minute silence

18:52 Prayer for Peace

19:00 The Silent Walk around the town centre with candles

19:15 Laying flowers near the Memorial Roundabout

19:25 Closing ceremony

25 of February Ukrainian Community invites everyone to join meeting in support of Ukraine which take place near the Eastbourne Town Hall 12:00

12:00 Gathering near the Town Hall

12:05 Ukrainian Anthem Singing

12:10 Welcome speech

12:15 Air raid siren as a reminder sound of the war

12:16 One minute silence

12:17 Prayer for Peace

12:20 The Silent Walk around the town centre with candles

12:35 Laying flowers near the Memorial Roundabout

12:45 Closing ceremony

< Back

Doing something in the voluntary sector for Eastbourne, Lewes or Wealden?

Submit your post

Get in touch


0300 124 6810


Newhaven Enterprise Centre,
Denton Island, Newhaven,
East Sussex, BN9 9BA