Saturday 12th March, 7:30pm
Colliers Wood Community Centre, 66-72 High Street Colliers Wood, London SW19 2BY
We have all watched in horror at the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There is no doubt that this is a dark hour in history with consequences that will be tragic and felt around the world.
The Ukrainian people have been cast into war through no fault of their own. In Mitcham and Morden, we are united in our concern for their plight. I know that watching the war unfold has been both worrying and upsetting and that many people have felt a sense of helplessness. Over half a million Ukrainians have fled already, seeking safety in neighbouring countries including in Poland. But we can help: there has been a call for humanitarian aid and I know that our community will respond!
And so on Saturday 12th March from 7:30pm a fundraising evening will be held at Colliers Wood Community Centre to raise vital funds for the Polish Family Association who are providing food and essential items to Ukrainian families who have fled into Poland.
Tickets are a recommended donation of £20, with 100% of the funds raised going directly to the Polish Family Association. The evening will include FREE delicious food from the wonderful Colliers Wood Tandoori, FREE alcohol and soft drinks, and FREE live music from renowned jazz singer Gill Manly.
Tickets are available at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/raising-funds-for-ukrainian-refugees or please call 0208 542 4835 for more information. We are asking for anyone who would like to attend to please donate in advance of the evening and to leave a comment with their donation to confirm whether they are attending the fundraising evening or just donating so that we can cater accordingly!
This is a ticketless event so we are asking that attendees bring their email confirmation on the night to show their donation.
I hope that you can come along and that you will be able to share details of the fundraiser with friends, family and neighbours. Together, Mitcham and Morden will stand with our friends in Ukraine.
My best wishes,
Siobhain McDonagh MP for Mitcham and Morden
P.S. Please do invite friends, family or members of your community to our fundraiser. Everyone is welcome at 7.30pm on Saturday 12th March. For tickets to the fundraiser, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/raising-funds-for-ukrainian-refugees. An attached poster is available to print off and share with your community.