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Berkhamsted & Tring Ukraine Hosting Network (BATU)

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In March 2022, with growing numbers of Ukrainians fleeing the country, The Berkhamsted and Tring Hosting Network (BATUHN ) was formed. Since then, we have rehoused over 140 in our local area, many of whom are children.

This fund supports both hosts and Ukrainian guests throughout their Homes for Ukraine journey, through initiatives run by the network. These currently include free weekly English lessons for the guests, weekly coffee mornings and the running of ‘The Free Shop’ for guests.

Our latest initiative, in partnership with Community Action Dacorum and Citizens Advice Dacorum is to raise funds for a specialist weekly service from the Citizens Advice Bureau for Ukrainian guests and their hosts. This will provide much needed access to knowledgeable, trained staff and interpreters who can support them as they navigate their new lives here including questions around housing, employment, education, benefits and more.

BATUHN is run by volunteers and we have no admin costs or overheads, so 100% of your contribution will go to where it is most needed.

The network is supported by a Committee and we are always looking for more volunteers to support our various initiatives. If you are interested in getting involved, please do get in touch: [email redacted]

The Commitee:
Vicky Album (Chair)
Kate Benton (Treasurer)
Amie Shearer (Secretary)
John Borton (also Herts Welcomes Refugees)
Leila Ward
Mel Braddings
Sally French


  • Sally French
    • £5 
    • 17 d
  • Zenon Zacharkiw
    • £10 
    • 17 d
  • Ella Thomas
    • £5 
    • 17 d
  • Michele Ransley
    • £5 
    • 17 d
  • Ruth Proudfoot
    • £5 
    • 17 d

Fundraising team: Team fundraiser (3)

Kate Benton
Amie Shearer
Team member
Vicky Album
Team member

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