Princess of Wales visit to RUCC

The Princess of Wales has visited Reading Ukrainian Community Centre to meet displaced families from the eastern European country. Kate arrived at the centre on Thursday morning (November 17) to chat with families being supported by the centre and join children taking part in an art session.

The monthly art workshops allow the Ukrainian children to have fun, build friendships and express their emotions and experiences through a creative outlet. The centre is home to the Berkshire branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, the largest representative body for Ukrainians and those of Ukrainian descent in the UK.

Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine earlier this year, the community centre has adapted its activities to support Ukrainians arriving in the UK, and deliver medical equipment and humanitarian aid to those on the front line. During her visit, the princess was also due to hear from volunteers about how they have changed their services in recent months.

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