The Ukraine Welcome Centre started on 6 March 2022 as a spontaneous volunteer response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The Methodist Church locally designated the premises of Blundellsands Methodist Church to be used to support Ukrainians in Sefton for as long as is needed. We are a charitable project of North Liverpool and South Sefton Methodist Circuit.

We support Ukrainians affected by the war.

Sending Aid to Ukraine
We collect food, clothing, toiletries, medicines, sleeping & camping gear to be sent to Ukraine by International Aid Trust. They distribute it through a network of churches in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. We know this aid is getting through with over 654 tons sent so far (March ’24)  valued at £13.4 million. You can find out more on their website https://internationalaidtrust.org.uk/

Helping Ukrainians arriving in Sefton
Often arriving in just the clothes they stand up in and unable to speak much English we offer a warm welcome introduce them to other Ukrainians and provide the basics: clothing, food, toiletries and information and advice on getting benefits, schools and doctors.

Once settled they use our centre for learning English and for social and recreational activities. It is vital that they are able to preserve their culture whilst integrating into British society.

We work very closely with Sefton Council’s Resettlement Team to support Ukrainians into work and  through the transition to their own tenancies.

We support British families that host these Ukrainian guests and sometimes assist Ukrainians to find a family to live with in Sefton.


Shop and Donation PointOffice Activities
Donation Point
Monday – Saturday 10am till 4pm
Sunday 12am till 4pm

Monday – Thursday 2pm till 4pm
Sunday 10:30am till 4pm
Monday 11am till 7:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am till 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am till 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am till 4:30pm
Friday, Saturday – Holiday
English Class 5pm till 7:30pm Mondays
Coffee Morning 11am till 12:30pm Tuesdays
Dancing Class 2pm till 4pm Tuesday


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Useful Links

International Aid Trust

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