Join Halifax's Piece Hall in showing solidarity with Ukraine tonight

The Piece Hall in Halifax is lighting up blue and yellow this evening and inviting people to join in showing support for the people of Ukraine this evening.

By sarah fitton
Saturday, 26th February 2022, 1:32 pm

Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust Nicky Chance-Thompson said: "We plan to light up The Piece Hall at 5.30pm/6pm to stand with Ukraine.

"The One Voice choir will be there for encouragement. If anyone knows the local Ukraine community please let them know we invite them to come and I encourage community members to attend too."

Today is the third day of fighting in Ukraine, with Russian forces attempting to take territory and major cities and Ukrainian forces resisting their advance.

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Leader of Calderdale Council Councillor Tim Swift, has said: "There are many residents in Calderdale who have family and friends in Ukraine, who will be concerned and fearful about what the future holds.

"They and their families have my support and my solidarity and that of my colleagues at this difficult time."

Read how a member of Halifax's Ukrainian community expressed his shock at the Russian invasion HERE