The founder of a charity working to support people fleeing Ukraine will be giving a talk on her experiences in Lichfield.

Ada Wordsworth of KHARPP will be at The Hub at St Mary’s at 6.30pm on 28th May.

She will also share details of what she hopes to achieve when she returns to the border between Poland and Ukraine later this month.

Cllr Doug Pullen, leader of Lichfield District Council, became aware of the organisation’s work during his own visits to help those fleeing the war earlier this year.:

“Ada and I met in Przemysl train station back in March – she’d been there for several weeks already and is returning to the border indefinitely next week.

“Ada has set up her own grass roots organisation, KHARPP, which not only assists those fleeing Ukraine, but also those seeking to return to relatively safer areas such as Lviv.

“Before she returns to the border, she’s going to join us at The Hub at St Mary’s to share her direct experience of working on the border, describe how organisations like hers are filling the void left by international NGOs, and how we can most effectively help refugees and internally displaced persons in Ukraine.”

Cllr Doug Pullen, Lichfield District Council

Tickets are free and can be booked online.

Cllr Pullen added:

“This promises to be a highly informative evening from someone with a deep understanding of the real issues faced on the ground.”

Cllr Doug Pullen, Lichfield District Council

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