We are a group of people living in the Chiltern Hills that have formed a community to help Ukrainian people, escaping from war, to settle in the Chilterns in the most welcoming and empowering way possible.
On this website you can:
- As a local resident – register your interest in providing accommodation, practical support or financial aid
- As a Ukrainian – learn about our community and how we can help you relocate
We are a community of villages with limited infrastructure. We have developed a coordinated community response, supporting guests and hosts and learning from one another.
Offer your help
Make a donation, offer accommodation and/or your time to help displaced Ukrainians settle in the Chilterns.
See what we do
To help you you get to know us. An explanation of our community, who we are and what we are trying to achieve.
The help we can provide
As a Ukrainian seeking to relocate learn about us and what we can offer you.
The Lee Fireworks & Bonfire night
5th November 2023
Hot dogs, mulled wine, soft drinks were provided in the Lee for those that came to enjoy the fireworks and bonfire.
6 October 2023
We all had the most entertaining evening learning some traditional British folk dance dances. This was a wonderful shared experience and fitted so well with Ukrainian folk dance traditions.
Dancers each brought a plate of food to add the shared buffet supper and free drinks were provided.
23 September 2023
We had the most fabulous day at our Ukrainian Festival at Restore Hope, and the sun shone 🙂 . Thanks to all the volunteers, Ukrainian and local, for helping to make this happen. 700 plus meals cooked including a delicious Ukrainian BBQ, talented Ukrainian performers, people sharing their expertise in employment and housing, activities for the children and most importantly people connecting and forming a supportive network.
We were honoured to be joined by Felicity Buchan MP, Minister for Housing, Homelessness and Communities, Martin Tett Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, and Deputy Leader Gareth Williams. They all spent so much time listening and speaking to everyone.
A huge thank you to Restore Hope, Nate Sence and their volunteers.
The support they gave us was phenomenal. Thanks also to Dr Krish Kandiah OBE for joining us. It’s wonderful to experience central government, local government, charities and community groups coming together in such a positive way.
For a full write up on the event, please read this fabulous article by
Peace in the Park
16 September 2023
An annual festival of peace brought thousands of visitors to a Buckinghamshire park.
The festival, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesham, took over Lowndes Park in Chesham on Saturday September 16.
An estimated 2,000 people came to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and enjoy entertainment from local talent, food and activities.
Organiser of the event Parveiz Aslam MBE said: “Peace in the Park brings communities together, allowing everyone to express themselves, especially in these times of hardship around the world. It’s an opportunity for us all to stand united in promoting peace and understanding.”
Images: Mark Roberts