Mottram St Andrew to welcome its first Ukrainian refugees – how you can help

As some of you may already know, we will soon be joined in the village by three ladies who are seeking sanctuary from the war in their home country of Ukraine. The first lady, Yevheniia, will arrive at the home Robbie and Shirley Fidler on May 20th. At the end of this month, my wife Kath and I will be joined by Mariia and Natalia, and we expect that there will be other arrivals as this dreadful war progresses.

At a recent meeting in the Village Hall, it was suggested that those who could not act as hosts might be happy to contribute to a central fund which could be accessed by host families to support their new guests and two residents have already made generous donations. The monies have been paid into the account of United Charities, our very own village charity which has been in existence in its current form for over a century. The five trustees, all Mottram St Andrew residents, will oversee any donations and ensure that the funds are used wisely.

Should you wish to make a donation, you can do so via the account details at the bottom of this message. The donor’s details and the amount donated will remain private. Please contact me directly if you have questions or require any further details. My email address is

Thank you,


Robert Hughes


Mottram St Andrew Parish Council


Account name – Mottram St Andrew Charity

Sort code – 08-92-99

Account number – 67201211