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Ukraine Appeal

July 17th, 2022Ukraine Appeal

The Daylesford Parish launched its Ukraine Appeal in late April 2022 and is currently remitting close to $800 to the Anglican Diocese of Europe who are managing this appeal and the distribution of aid.

The Daylesford Parish launched its Ukraine Appeal in late April 2022 and is currently remitting close to $800 to the Anglican Diocese of Europe who are managing this appeal and the distribution of aid.
Spokesperson Frank Page said the parish was very grateful for the wider Daylesford community who have also supported the appeal.
The Anglican Diocese in Europe has already raised more than $A600,000 for Ukraine. This fundraising has come from England, the US, Japan, Bangladesh and Australia. Some of the refugee support provided through these funds have included: help with accommodation and transport in Warsaw, Poland; establishment of a day centre in Budapest, Hungary; provision of a hostel in Budapest, Hungary; provision of a community centre in Helsinki, Finland; provision of food and shelter in Riga, Latvia; funds to the Anglican Parish of Christ Church in Kyiv, Ukraine; and new projects being developed.
Partners in this support include The Lutheran World Federation and Caritas.
“Our name-sake Anglican Parish of Christ Church in Kyiv, Ukraine has been a obvious concern for our parish.
“Christina Laschenko, church warden, wrote on Friday, June 3, a day that marked the 100th day of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. ‘People in Kyiv do their best to live normal lives: they gather friends to celebrate birthday parties, go to the Opera House, attend museums with new exhibitions, and volunteer day and night for the needs of the army and internally displaced people.
‘And, of course, people call to God. Religious life in war-torn Kyiv is quite intense. People are resolute to overcome any obstacles to get to places of worship to pray together for the lives of Ukrainian people, for the success of the Ukrainian Army, for the victory of Ukraine. We encourage you to join us in prayer for restoration of peaceful life in Ukraine. We want to rebuild the houses, to plant gardens, to raise children and to overcome the wounds of war through the joy of new life.’
Mr Page said Christina’s words and the daily reporting of the ongoing war had encouraged the Parish to continue its Ukraine appeal “and to continue to hold the people of Ukraine in our prayers and thoughts”.
Donations can be made at: Account Name: Anglican Parish of Daylesford, BSB: 633 000, Acount number: 165242702, Reference: Ukraine Appeal.



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