MORE than £2,500 was raised to help injured soldiers at a special event to mark two years since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

More than 100 people attended Holt Trinity Church, in Roft Street, on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

A high number of women and children refugees arrived in Oswestry to escape the war and an invitation was extended to the community in the town to a banquet of Ukrainian food and also music.


Goll Darlington, from Holy Trinity Church, said the ‘Borsch Bowl for Donation Fundraiser’ was well-attended and thanked all those who came.

She said: “On this two-year anniversary of the latest invasion of Russia, the event at Holy Trinity Church included a presentation explaining that all donations would pay for specialised clothing for their injured soldiers.

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“More than 100 guests were treated to moving songs of prayers for peace followed by a delicious banquet of borscht and other traditional Ukrainian food.

“Beautiful national handcrafted clothes and jewellery were also on display.

“Our Ukrainian friends are grateful for the help and kindness shown to them, and are overwhelmed at the generous donations which totalled £2,590.”