EFFORTS to help Ukraine are continuing, with money being raised in all sorts of ways.

A cake sale held in Malmesbury United Reformed Church earlier this month raised more than £3,600.

Sam McCahill, who helped organise the event, said: "The cake and coffee morning was a great success but it couldn't have been possible without all those who kindly donated cakes and their time on the day."


A cake sale was held at Malmesbury United Reformed Church

A cake sale was held at Malmesbury United Reformed Church


Sam also wanted to thank the Malmesbury United Reformed Church for hosting the event.

Elsewhere in Malmesbury, Anna Rose has been making Medovik - a layer cake popular in countries such as Ukraine and Russia. Each time she hits a fundraising target one person who donated wins a cake. So far five cakes have been given away and more than £1,000 raised.

Away from cakes, Jackie Peel has raised more than £2,000 making and selling yellow and blue ribbons. Malmesbury WI are now helping with sewing.

Ukrainian flags have been flying outside Hyams Autos and Malmesbury Abbey. A Pray For Ukraine event was also held outside the abbey on Sunday.

There are plenty more fundraising events still to come. Movies at Malmesbury are screening Mr Jones, the story of a Welsh journalist who travels to the Ukraine and experiences the horror of a famine in 1933.

All profits from the screening on March 31 (6.30pm for a 7pm start) will go to the DEC's Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.

Tickets (£10) are available from the Town Hall or from cinema.malmesbury.gov.uk/in-cinemas

There are also plans for an Easter Egg drawing event and a concert involving local schools and musicians.