Northwich Town Council is organising a vigil in support of people in Ukraine, which will be hosted by Barons Quay on Friday 4th March at 5:30pm in Barons Square.

 

Organisers wanted to provide a way for the whole Northwich community to come together and show unity for the people of Ukraine.

 

 

Town Mayor, Cllr Sam Naylor, said: “We’ve all been moved by the bravery of the Ukrainian people in the face of an unprovoked and inexcusable invasion.  We must do all we can to support them, and this event is an opportunity for people to come together to show our support for democracy and our opposition to Putin’s brutal regime.”

 

The event will see speeches from Northwich MP Mike Amesbury and faith leaders from Northwich’s Anglican, Catholic and Muslim communities.

 

Mr Amesbury said: “This is an event for the people of Northwich to come together to show solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine in their hour of need.

 

“It’s also an opportunity to express our utter condemnation of Putin’s aggressive incursion into Ukraine. And it’s a symbol of our support for the many brave Russians holding protests despite the risks to their own personal safety.

 

“We – and everyone around the world working for peace – call upon Putin to end his war immediately and withdraw.”

 

The vigil will be held in parallel with events in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Winsford where a minute’s silence will be held at 5:45pm to show the whole of Cheshire West coming together in support of Ukraine and against the Russian invasion.