Berkhamsted & Tring Refugee Hosts Group

With growing numbers of refugees leaving Ukraine for the UK, and the visa process showing no sign of speeding up, hosts are increasingly using their own money to support their guests until they arrive.

The Berkhamsted and Tring Ukrainian Host group has found homes for 75 people in their local community, but now we need your help. With the money you give we can:

- Pay for temporary accommodation until visas are approved. Refugee centres are overwhelmed, and conditions are far from ideal

- Buy essentials for new arrivals, including school equipment, toys, clothes and books

- Pay travel costs for those needing to get to the UK

There are no admin costs or overheads. 100% of your contribution will go to where it is most needed. If you would like more information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Below is a short explanation of our goals, and how our group came into being. A few weeks ago, Matt travelled to the Ukrainian-Polish border with supplies for an orphanage. He saw first-hand the desperation of those escaping Ukraine and made it his personal mission to help, offering to house one family he met – Andrii, Karina and their two young sons. Back at home in Tring, he found other members of the community who were willing to help, and we have now succeeded in matching more than 75 people with local hosts.

The community group consisted of a lead team of 9 volunteers which has assembled to oversee the group and offer support to both refugees and hosts – and to ensure that donations are used distributed fairly and sensibly. These are the members of the group:
Vicky Album
John Borton (also Herts Welcomes Refugees)
Hilary Gardener
Julia Longley
Matt Longley
Violeta Morgan
Geoff Peppiatt 
Amie Shearer
Leila Ward
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Julia Longley 
Cholesbury, ENG