Second silent vigil to be held in Stratford in support of Ukraine
A SILENT candlelit vigil to show solidarity with Ukraine will once again be held in Stratford this Saturday (6th March).
Members of the town's Polish community organised a vigil by the Swan Fountain last Saturday.
It was open to all and a large group gathered to reflect and pray on the situation facing Ukraine and its people.
One of the organisers Teresa Franczuk told the Herald this week: "Further to last week's comments from the public and popular demand, the Polish community in Stratford is organising another silent vigil to show solidarity with Ukraine.
"If you would like to join, just come to the Bancroft Gardens. We will be gathering by the Swan Fountain from 6 to 6.30pm.
"You will get a chance to ask questions and to talk to people direct."
Ahead of the first vigil another of the organisers, Malgosia Librowski, told the paper how Poland and Ukraine shared a border and a similar history: “For us this war reminds us of what our grandfathers went through during the Second World War. Many of them fled Ukraine during the Second World War.
“They were oppressed by Russians, so we can relate to what’s going on as those memories are still very much alive. It’s heartbreaking to see history repeating itself.”