The war in the East of Ukraine in the Lugansk and Donetsk Regions has brought great need. Both areas have with strong links to Wales. Lugansk is a twin city of Cardiff and it was the industrialist John Hughes from Merthyr Tydfil who established the steel works in a small village Donetsk in East Ukraine that became the great city it is today.
Paul and Sally Thomas and Roger and Susan Brind have links with the Lugansk through visits and contact with many young people who have fled the areas. The Philadelphia Trust is involved in channelling support to three Ukrainian Christian organizations. Two are involved in bringing aid to the area and the third supports the refugees start life over again in the West of Ukraine.