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