In Our Own Words – Ukrainian Project Interviews
Read about our experiences as hosts, volunteers and guests in Harborough.
Read in-depth interviews with the Ukrainians, host families and community volunteers below:
Bethia, Community Volunteer
Why did you volunteer with the Ukrainian community? I feel like the community found me! I really had no idea that I’d end up doing this. A friend of mine,...Find out more about 'Bethia, Community Volunteer'
Galina, Ukrainian Refugee
Galina Where are you from? The City of Poltava (Eastern Ukraine). When did you come to the UK and how? We arrived in the UK on the 12th of September....Find out more about 'Galina, Ukrainian Refugee'
Iryna, Ukrainian Refugee
Where are you from? I am from a city called Kamianets Podilskiyi in the Khmelnytskyi Region (central Ukraine, close to the Moldova/Romanian border). When did you come to the UK...Find out more about 'Iryna, Ukrainian Refugee'
Katerina, Ukrainian Refugee
Where in Ukraine are you from? In Ukraine, I lived in Kharkiv, which is very close to the border with Russia. From the first day of the war Kharkiv became...Find out more about 'Katerina, Ukrainian Refugee'
Keith, Community Volunteer and Host
Keith, Community Volunteer and Sponsor Why did you decide to volunteer and host? My mother emigrated from Norway and I had a Hungarian uncle who fled Hungary in 1959 due to...Find out more about 'Keith, Community Volunteer and Host'
What’s been your experience of hosting so far? We were incredibly blessed to end up sponsoring an incredibly worldly, sophisticated, and smart lady who brought such warmth to our home....Find out more about 'Maria, Host'
Natalya, Community Volunteer
Where are you from? Originally I’m from Ukraine, Kremenchuk. How long have you lived in market Harborough? I live in Harborough for nearly 9 years. We moved to Market Harborough ...Find out more about 'Natalya, Community Volunteer'
Oksana, Ukrainian Refugee
Where in Ukraine are you from did/do live? I live in the suburbs of Kyiv, 16 km from the city. The village is called Bilogorodka. Describe your experience with your...Find out more about 'Oksana, Ukrainian Refugee'
Peppy and Phil, Hosts
What’s been your experience of hosting so far? Out of the massive range of possible ways it could have gone, we’ve been very lucky to have a guy that we...Find out more about 'Peppy and Phil, Hosts'
Sarah, Community Volunteer
Ukrainian Community Volunteer Why did you volunteer with the Ukrainian community? When the awful news broke about the war and what suffering people were going through, I thought long...Find out more about 'Sarah, Community Volunteer'
Sergii, Ukrainian Refugee
Where are you from? All my life I lived in Kyiv – I spent 2 years in Middle East when I was in the army, as part of 3 years...Find out more about 'Sergii, Ukrainian Refugee'
Viktoria, Ukrainian Refugee
Where about in Ukraine are you from? Its a small town called Korosten – population 16,000 near to Zhytomyr How did you get here? I came to Market Harborough...Find out more about 'Viktoria, Ukrainian Refugee'