Weekly meeting with Ukrainians
Twenty-second of March was a nice and active meeting at the Moseley Hive.
More than 70 Ukrainian households applied for the Hardship Grant and had the opportunity to communicate with representatives of various organizations that provide assistance to refugees.
We expect the next Hardship Grant payment in May, so follow our news.
On 2-18 September a garden of magical proportions called PoliNations is taking over Victoria Square, and it looks insanely awesome! The garden will include 11m tall architectural trees (which will burst with a cloud of color and confetti in the grand finale weekend combining the joyful spirit of Carnival, Holi, and Mardi Gras), live music, poetry, and performance designed to inspire the mind, body, and soul, workshops, sensory experiences, garden tours, inspirational talks, and a Ballistic Seed Party. And best of all, it’s all completely FREE to attend!
This sounds rather special and is just the thing to look forward to over the coming weeks to combat those post-CWG blues.
PoliNations is one of the hundreds of events happening across the UK (curated by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK), and is part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival. Give unboxed2022 a follow to stay up to date with all of their latest events and happenings.
Let's meet Birmingham! Photowalk
I am delighted to invite you to the photo walk in Birmingham city center!
The fellowship of camera-wielding explorers is to gather on the 14th of August 2022 next to "Ozzy" The Bull on 3 pm We shall then go for a Birmingham city center adventure sprinkled with photography tips and city landscape.
Participation in the Moseley Festival
The Moseley Festival took place on 16.07.2022. All items for sale have been handmade and all funds went directly to charities supporting Ukraine. We raised an astronomical £1021 for Ukraine! Special thanks to Stella and Viktoria for being the head organisers, manufacturers and promoters of this event!
The first collection of donations was organised in response to the invasion of Ukraine in March 2022. Due to unprecedented public response and support, a significant amount of priority items was collected. A 40ft container lorry was sent to St Jadwiga Foundation in Wroclaw, Poland where it was later transported to Lviv to be distributed to other parts of Ukraine. Further 14 pallets of supplies were donated to Oackland International who send regular transport of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and 13 pallets of donations passed on to Support Ukraine Hub, London who again delivered it to Ukraine.
Since then we continued to support Ukraine with humanitarian aid and sent two further transports - To Kharkov and Kyiv.
We are due to organise our last transport of humanitarian aid and we are currently in discussions with a charity in Dniepr.
With heavy heart we made a decision we will no longer collect Humanitarian Aid, however we will aim to support Ukraine as and when we can in other ways.