When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the world looked on in horror. Fiona and Heidi were no different, and they both decided to do something to help innocent people displaced by the conflict.
Community group Stroud Stands with Ukraine (SSWU) knows first-hand how painful a reminder the second anniversary is for people who have had to leave behind a beloved country, family, friends, homes and jobs.
“Hosting has brought a very special family into our home and we have made lifelong friends. We have shared our cultures and customs with each other and eaten many meals together,” revealed host Fiona.
“Of course it is difficult for both parties, but by taking a risk, you can gain loyal friends for life,” said Irina, who is hosted by Fiona.
The huge emotional upheaval to find…