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The Ukrainian Cathedral in Mayfair became a rallying point for the British Ukrainian community following Russia’s invasion of the country.
Members of the community fundraised for humanitarian relief for those still in the country, supported UK-based family members and prepared to welcome refugees.
Grosvenor and supply chain partners helped modernise and turn disused rooms in the cathedral into a donation hub and Welcome Centre. Staff also volunteered to clean and prepare the rooms, sorted donations and offered translation support.
The Welcome Centre has since become the hub for all Ukrainians arriving, settling or living in the UK.
For refugees it offers much needed assistance, providing them first with the essentials they left behind and also support with benefits claims, medical, transportation, and housing or employment assistance.
The centre also now offers transitional support including art classes, parent and baby support and English lessons.