Ukrainian refugees hold vigil in Halifax town centre today

Ukrainians who have fled to Halifax held an impromptu vigil in the town centre earlier today.

By sarah fitton
Sunday, 31st July 2022, 8:21 pm
Updated Sunday, 31st July 2022, 8:23 pm

The women and girls who have escaped from the Russian invasion to Calderdale gathered at the Duke of Wellington Regiment memorial at the top of Woolshops.

They said prayers and shared memories of lost loved ones.

They then went to Halifax Minster to light candles, say prayers and hold a minute's silence.

The group held an impromptu vigil in the town centre

People across Calderdale are opening their homes to Ukrainian refugees through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Calderdale Council has launched a website to help with advice and useful links HERE