Local businesses show solidarity with Ukraine
Businesses across the nation have shown support for Ukraine, including those forced to flee the country amid escalating violence as a result of the Russian invasion.
Now, companies and people in North East Lincolnshire have extended financial and emotional support to Ukrainians in the area.
Several local businesses have taken to social media in a show of solidarity.
This comes after dozens of residents gathered in an emotional vigil for Ukraine in Cleethorpes last night.
Included in those offering support is The Globe in Cleethorpes.
The business is offering free food and drink to Ukrainian drivers stuck in the UK, in light of difficulties many are having accessing their bank accounts.
In a Facebook post, a spokesperson wrote: “Any Ukrainian drivers etc., if you are in Cleethorpes, you’re welcome to come to The Globe.
“You will not be charged for your food or drinks. We understand you may be unable to access your bank accounts”.
The Old Exchange on Cleethorpes Road has launched an outreach program, and is encouraging locals to donate bedding for Ukrainian refugees arriving in the UK.
They wrote: “The UK will be taking refugees from Ukraine to help them get away from this horrible war.
“If anyone has any bedding, duvets, and pillows that you would like to donate that would be great.
“If you could drop them off at our bar Friday and Saturday nights. These will then be given to the relevant charities.”
Several local land owners have offered Ukrainian truckers respite on their land, offering space to park HGVs.
One wrote: “Assistance given if you want to leave rig & get home.”
Grimsby Minster has organised a vigil for Ukraine, for peace.
“We welcome people of every faith and none to join us for a time of silent prayer for peace. We hope to see you at the Minster but if not, we encourage you to light a candle at home at 7pm and pray for the people of Ukraine.”.
A number of national telephone and internet service providers have also shown their support by removing call, text and data charges between the UK and Ukraine.
A spokesperson for O2 wrote:
“For all our customers in Ukraine, we’re removing roaming charges on all calls, texts, and data usage.”
Do you know another local or national business doing their part in the effort to support Ukraine? Let us know!