All our members regardless of political parties were desperate and passionate to find a way to offer help to the displaced population.

They acknowledged the people of Wellington have already responded generously by giving donations of money, clothing, food and the Town Council itself has made a donation through its grant process using its Power of General Competence.

Members were also very clear that they specifically wanted to urge our MP Mark Pritchard to call on the Government to provide clarification and speed around the provision of visas. They called for all bureaucratic barriers to be removed as it is clear the people of the Ukraine need our help and support now.