Members of Adelaide’s Polish community have rallied together to support the three million displaced Ukrainians now living in Poland.
The Dom Polski Centre hosted a Mother’s Day lunch last month, raising about $10,000. The event, which was attended by 230 guests, was organised in conjunction with the Association of Ukrainians in SA and the Federation of Polish Organisations in SA.
Chairperson of the Dom Polski Centre, Len Nowak, said the Polish community was committed to supporting Ukrainian refugees.
“Poland has opened its borders to Ukrainian refugees, offering unprecedented generosity not only at the official level, but also where individual Polish citizens have likewise offered accommodation and support at great personal expense,” Mr Nowak said.
“This sacrifice of the Polish people who have opened their houses and lodgings to the Ukrainian mothers and children must be supported. If the Polish people have accepted the burden, then we too have to assist them in their endeavour.”
Mr Nowak added that Mother’s Day provided a “poignant reminder” of the need to “celebrate and honour” mothers and women worldwide.
“The best way to show our support for these mothers and women – both Ukrainian and Polish – is to raise funds to help them in their time of need,” he said.
“It’s always the mothers and women who suffer unimaginable scars from the barbaric trauma of war. Their children are tragically likewise victimised.”Jump to next article