St Peter’s Catholic parish in Hinckley offers help for Ukraine

by Maciej Wojcik

St Peter’s church, Hinckley

A church community in Hinckley has rallied round to help the people fleeing war-torn Ukraine.

The year 2022 has been a hard one for the people of Ukraine with, as of March 20, more than three million having fled from the country because of the Russian invasion, leaving their relatives, houses and goods behind.

People in the UK have spontaneously organised help for these refugees.

St Peter’s Catholic parish church in Hinckley has joined in by collecting funds for the Disaster Emergency Commitee, and by advising people about places which are collecting items such as food, baby items, bedding or toiletries.

These include the Feed the Hungry charity in Castle Street, Hinckley, and Ss Simon & Jude’s Church in Earl Shilton. Money or cheques can also be passed through the letterbox of the Priory and will be passed to the DEC.

Agnieszka Gwozdz, a volunteer, said: “Collections started weeks ago and we have already £3,000 collected from Hinckley and Market Bosworth and Earl Shilton. And it is still growing.”

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