Over 80 people gathered in Epsom Marketplace today, Friday 24th Feb, to show their solidarity with the people of Ukraine. As a minute silence was held across the nation to mark a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. The event was organised by Surrey Stands With Ukraine
Among those gathering were a large group of Ukraine refugees who have been helped and supported by SSWU and Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network. They were joined by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, local councillors, Chris Grayling MP and members of the public
As the clock struck 11am the marketplace fell silent all be it for the traffic going past or a small child crying. As the minute ended the group of refugees joined together and sung the Ukraine national anthem. Followed by prayers. I have covered may events but this had to be one of the most moving I have had to film.
Our thoughts and prayers are will all the Ukraine people near and far.