As the crisis in Ukraine unfolded, long term Children on the Edge supporter and talented chef Juliet Graham knew that she wanted to do something to help support Ukrainian refugees.
Having previously hosted some wonderful fundraising dining events to support Children on the Edge, including the DIY home cooking evening ‘Dine in for Lebanon’ during the pandemic, Juliet decided to hold a Ukrainian Feast in Chichester.
The Ukrainian Feast took place on Wednesday 13th April, where over 60 guests were treated to a delicious sharing-style menu. The meal featured an array of classic eastern european dishes including; salmon rugelasch, borsch with pampushky and chicken Kyivs. There were live musicians, and the room was decorated in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
During the evening, guests were given an update about our work in Romania and Moldova. Chief Operating Officer, Ben Wilkes, spoke about how adaptable our local partners in Moldova and Romania have been in their response to the ever-changing needs. This adaptability is allowing them to react quickly, setting up facilities like a new drop in centre for refugee arrivals in Iasi, always ensuring they are helping those most on the edge.
Annie Whillians, Children on the Edge Fundraising Officer said;
“We are incredibly grateful to Juliet for organising and hosting such a fantastic event to support our Ukraine Appeal.
Thank you to all the guests who came along and enjoyed the evening. We also want to say a special thank you to ‘104 The Hornet’ and Revelation Family Church for letting us hold the event in their lovely venue, and express our gratitude to all the local businesses who donated fabulous raffle prizes.
The support and generosity of our supporters, and events like the Ukrainian Feast, are really helping to make a huge difference, enabling our partners to respond quickly and adapt to meet the ever-changing need of Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania.”