THE PRINCESS OF WALES WILL VISIT VSI RAZOM COMMUNITY HUB
Wednesday 4th October 2023
The Princess of Wales will visit Vsi Razom Community Hub in the Lexicon shopping centre in Bracknell to hear about the work the organisation has been doing to support those who have arrived in the local area from Ukraine as a result of the ongoing conflict.
The Princess’s visit will coincide with the one-year anniversary of the hub, which was set up by two women living in the local area who came together to support those effected by the conflict, creating a warm, safe place to help Ukrainian residents settle into life in Bracknell Forest. ‘Vsi Razom’ means ‘all together’ in Ukrainian.
During the visit, the Princess will help pack donations of essential items such as food and clothes with young Ukrainians who have moved to the UK in the last year. The packages will be transported back to Ukraine, providing aid to those directly affected by the conflict in the country.
The Princess will then hear from volunteers about the different services the hub provides and join an arts and crafts session with local children. The sessions provide a vital lifeline for displaced Ukrainians to find support, advice and build friendships in their local community.
Finally, Her Royal Highness will meet the hub’s psychologist who runs weekly sessions to provide mental health support to local Ukrainians adjusting to life in the UK and spend time with families who are being supported by the hub. She will hear about their experience of moving to the UK and how the hub has provided an important lifeline for them.
Since the conflict in Ukraine began, the Prince and Princess of Wales have carried out a number of visits to highlight the plight of people in Ukraine and the generous support that communities and organisations across the UK have offered in response. In addition, last November, The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales convened a virtual roundtable meeting to provide advice and share best practice to help support the First Lady of Ukraine’s mental health strategy, which is addressing the impact the ongoing conflict is having upon the mental wellbeing of Ukrainians.