“Pocket Hugs” created to welcome Ukrainian refugees

Pocket Hugs created to help welcome Ukrainian Refugees

Flowers knitted in the colours of the Ukrainian flag are to be given to Ukrainian refugees arriving in Norfolk.

A member of the ‘Art for All’ group, based in Burston, near Diss, in Norfolk has created the first set of flowers and many more have been made by members of the local community, mainly living in South Norfolk.

Named “Pocket Hugs”, the flowers will be added to the boxes that are being distributed to Ukrainian refugees in Norfolk by the local Ukraine Support UK group, which was set up to coordinate efforts across Norfolk.

200 have been created along with a message that has been translated into Ukrainian, which reads “Keep me close, I’m your pocket hug”

"Pocket Hugs" ready for Ukrainian Refugees arriving in Norfolk

Pam Spicer, from Voluntary Norfolk’s Better Together service, who helped promote the project said:

“Their small size is ideal as they don’t take up precious space needed for essential supplies. Hopefully they will give some comfort and will relay a message of hope.”

To find out what you can do to help those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, please click here.