King’s Lynn churches to hold vigil for Ukraine

4 March 2022

King’s Lynn Churches Together is organising a candlelit prayer vigil for Ukraine on Saturday outside the Minster.

The vigil will take place on Saturday March 5 from 6pm to 6.30pm. Participants are encouraged to wear yellow and blue. There will be an opportunity to make a donation for Ukraine.

Meanwhile Access, a charity that supports migrants in East Anglia, is collecting medical supplies at its King’s Lynn building at 41 St James Lodge, Old Hospital Mews, Hospital Walk, King’s Lynn PE30 5RU.

There is an urgent need of medical and first aid supplies to treat the injured. Items needed include anti diarrhoea tablets, Nurofen, activated charcoal, bandages, gauze, antiseptic spray and wipes, Sudocrem, Corvalol, Baclofen, antihistamines, batteries, torches, candles, first aid kits and sleeping bags.

Clothes can also be donated, at Vets1, The Old Bank, Hardwick Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 4NA. Vets1 is a family operated and owned veterinary hospital and has transformed its reception area into a humanitarian aid collection point. Once donated, the items will be taken to the St Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church in Peterborough, which has created a centralised donation drop off facility for East Anglia.

The donations will be driven over to refugee camps in Poland.

This article originally appeared in Network Norfolk. Pictured above are members of St Olga’s church in Peterborough (image ITN news, via Network Norfolk).

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