Posted by: Support June 23, 2022 No Comments
Hanna Tkachuk - Refugee Week

We’d like to say a big thank you to Hanna, who has kindly shared her story in this short video for #RefugeeWeek

Hanna came to live in Leigh earlier this year, after being forced to leave her home and life in Ukraine when the war began.

She talked to us about her shock when the war began, her sudden decision to leave after bombs exploded close to her home, choosing what items to take with her, building a new life in Leigh, and missing her mum (and her cat, Chester!)

If you would like to find out more about support available for people coming into the borough from Ukraine, or would like to offer support yourself, go to:

To find out more about Refugee Week and read more local people’s stories, go to

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